Who signed that guitar

Brian Cady brianinatlanta2001 at yahoo.com
Sun Jun 3 09:53:04 CDT 2007

>From The News & Star (Carlisle, U.K.):

Published on 01/06/2007

When Ben Park was told he was going to see The Who
perform in Newcastle on Friday to celebrate his 10th
birthday, he decided to have the band’s original
members sign a guitar for charity.

His parents, Debra and David, are organisers of the
Maryport Blues Festival and he has grown mixing with
famous artists.

“It never occurred to him that getting The Who to sign
a guitar would be any more difficult than approaching
someone in the marquee at the blues festival,” said

With the help of some blues connections, Ben, of
Lawson Street, Maryport, not only got his guitar
signed but also enjoyed some VIP treatment. He was
given a backstage pass and met both Pete Townshend and
Roger Daltrey, who signed the guitar.

They also had their photo taken with him and the
guitar to show it was genuine, and have promised him a
certificate of authentication.

The guitar which The Who stars signed was donated by
Cockermouth’s Billy Bowman.

Ben has chosen Child Cancer as his charity.

The guitar will be sold on internet auction site eBay.

Mrs Park said they had been told how much the guitar
was worth with the famous signatures, but would not say.

-Brian in Atlanta
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