Howard Stern was the guest of honor at his 60th birthday celebration – “Howard Stern’s Birthday Bash” - which was held at New York’s Hammerstein Ballroom on Friday, according to Billboard and a host of other entertainment reports on Saturday. There were some 1,500 guests at the affair.
The grand event included stars from the worlds of music and movies – and more. Stern, self-asserted as the “King of All Media” who has been broadcasting via SiriusXM for the past 8 years, was celebrated by live performances of ‘classic’ songs – as guests reportedly mingled and engaged in conversations.
With a microphone, Stern was seated onstage alongside Robin Quivers – his famed sidekick of many years. The host of the affair was Jimmy Kimmel, the ABC-TV late night talk show host. Train was designated as the house band for the evening.
Those fortunate enough to get an invite and attend the event included the famed-entertainers, some SiriusXM subscribers, and – of course – Howard Stern’s “Wack Pack” which consists of a group of people who have been a socially-engaged part of his show for a long time and add to the comedy and strangeness of Stern’s presentation.
Guests with publicized kind words for Stern at the event included Barbara Walters and Tracy Morgan. Besides Train, musical performers included John Fogerty and John Mayer. Jerry Seinfeld – who is working on a Seinfeld reunion – and comedic talk show host Ellen DeGeneres made pre-recorded appearances, and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie made a cameo to help celebrate Stern’s 60th.