Sting turns 60 on Sunday (Oct. 2), and he celebrated his birthday a night early with a star-studded benefit concert in New York.
The show on Saturday featured the likes of Lady Gaga, Bruce Springsteen, Stevie Wonder, Will.i.am, Billy Joel and Mary J. Blige, who joined the birthday man for a long and rousing set of songs from his solo career and time with The Police. Proceeds from the concert will go to the Robin Hood Foundation, which fights poverty in New York City.
Among the highlights: Gaga singing “King of Pain” (which she also did at the IHeartRadio festival last weekend), Wonder duetting with Sting on “Fragile” and Joel doing “Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic” and “Don’t Stand So Close to Me.”
Springsteen took the stage late in the evening and performed “I Hung My Head” and “Fields of Gold,” then teamed up with Sting for a rousing version of “I Can’t Stand Losing You,” which you can watch below.
Happy birthday, Gordon Sumner, and many happy returns.
Here’s the Sting-Springsteen cover of “I Can’t Stand Losing You.”