Friends, family and supporters celebrated US presidential hopeful Hillary Rodham Clinton’s 60th birthday with a star-studded fundraiser.
Comedian Billy Crystal and rockers Elvis Costello and the Wallflowers headlined last night’s event at New York’s historic Beacon Theatre, which raked in more than $1m (€713,365)) for Clinton’s presidential bid.
Former President Bill Clinton and daughter Chelsea joined the New York senator onstage to thank supporters, who had donated as much as $2,300 (€1,599) apiece to attend.
Bill Clinton noted that his wife was “still looking, I think, very beautiful” at 60 and said she was in the presidential contest for the right reasons.
“Not so much for the old rockers, but for the new ones. Not so much for today, but for tomorrow,” he said.
In her remarks, the former first lady noted the presence of Wallflowers lead singer Jakob Dylan, the son of rock legend Bob Dylan.
It was the second major birthday fundraiser for Clinton’s campaign this week.
Movie director Rob Reiner threw a party for her at his Los Angeles home on Sunday night, with several Hollywood celebrities on hand.
The campaign has also used her birthday as an organising tool, posting a video message on her campaign website by the former president urging supporters to send birthday greetings.