Charity kazoo chorus sets record at New York arena

NEW YORK- The sound of thousands of kazoos may not win points for harmony, but the record-setting performance in New York landed money for charity.
Fans played a total of 7,422 kazoos simultaneously Thursday ahead of a performance by classic rockers the Eagles at Madison Square Garden.

All spectators were handed kazoos in an idea by arena chairman Jim Dolan. When not overseeing the New York Knicks basketball team, the blues enthusiast plays in his band, JD & The Straight Shot, which opened for the Eagles.
Dolan said in a statement that the kazoo "solo" that accompanied his band's "Governor's Song" broke a world record and that he was donating $100,000 to the ALS Foundation.
The foundation has raised some $114 million since July to build awareness and fund research over the debilitating illness also known as Lou Gehrig's disease, largely through the viral "Ice Bucket Challenge" in which participants dump ice-cold water over their heads.

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