There were lots of great female singers in the lineup of Sting’s Rainforest Fund benefit at Carnegie Hall last night — Darlene Love, Ronnie Spector, Idina Menzel and Jennifer Nettles — and Bruce Springsteen brought out one more, Lisa Fischer, for an electrifying duet on “Tenth Avenue Freeze-out.” Check out the video below, along with videos of Springsteen’s other performances from the night.
Fischer, who lives in Hudson County, has worked as a backing vocalist for most of her career — she is best known, probably, for her duets with Mick Jagger when touring with the Rolling Stones — but has had a higher profile as a headliner in her own right since appearing in the Oscar-winning 2013 documentary about backing vocalists, “20 Feet From Stardom.”
Titled “Baby It’s Cold Outside,” this was the 17th Rainforest Fund benefit Sting has presented at Carnegie Hall since 1991. The evening’s other performers included James Taylor, Chris Botti and Vittorio Grigolo.
Springsteen also performed at Rainforest Fund benefits in 1995 and 2010.
The concerts have raised more than $30 million, over the years.
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