Mon, 11 Feb 2013 09:06:57 GMT | By ANI

Springsteen honoured at pre-Grammy event

'The Boss' Bruce Springsteen honored as MusiCares Person of the Year on Friday at a star-studded pre-Grammys event

Springsteen honoured at pre-Grammy event (© Rex Features)

London: Bruce Springsteen was recognised as MusiCare's 2013 Person of the Year at a star-studded event hosted by comedian Jon Stewart and held in conjunction with the annual Grammy Awards .

The 63-year-old rock singer, nicknamed 'The Boss' has actively supported many charities over the years, including those focused on homelessness, hunger and helping veterans, and last year he participated in benefit concerts to aid victims of superstorm Sandy.

Among the stars who performed at the gala were Sting, Neil Young, Jackson Browne, Kenny Chesney, Faith Hill, Elton John, Tim McGraw and Patti Smith, the Telegraph reported.

His wife, Patti Scialfa, accompanied her husband on vocals and guitar, together with other members of his band, as he performed several of his hits, including 'Born to Run', 'Glory Days' and 'We Take Care of Our Own', which President Obama used as one of his campaign songs in last year's US election.

Earlier in the evening, Springsteen helped to boost the value of a signed guitar being auctioned, telling the audience that he would give the winning bidder a free guitar lesson, a ride in the sidecar of his Harley Davidson motorbike, and one of his mother's lasagnes.

The guitar sold for 250,000 dollars, with all proceeds from the show and silent auction going to Musicares, an organisation which provides support to struggling musicians in financial, medical and personal need.

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