Roger joins Babyshambles
brianinatlanta2001 at yahoo.com
Tue Jan 13 11:56:13 UTC 2009
Babyshables joined onstage by Roger Daltrey
They come together to perform each other's hits for charity
The Who's frontman Roger Daltrey performed a one-off joint gig with Babyshambles last night (January 12), at Bristol's O2 Academy.
The gig, performed to raise awareness of Teenage Cancer Trust and raise money for Moonfest, saw Daltrey share vocal duties with Pete Doherty on a number of Who classics including 'Substitute' and 'Magic Bus'.
The two vocalists were backed by Doherty's Babyshambles bandmates throughout the gig, and the collective also performed a series of ad-hoc Johnny Cash covers part way through.
Both Daltrey and Doherty dedicated the gig to the memory of Daniel Squiers, a 16-year-old cancer sufferer who had struck up a friendship with the two singers before his death last year. From the stage, Daltrey called Squires "a special lad", drawing a huge ovation from the crowd, who included his parents and sister.
For a full report on the gig, including the setlist, check NME.COM tomorrow.
by Jason Gregory
Pete Doherty and The Who's Roger Daltrey joined forces in Bristol last night (January 12th) for a one-off show charity show.
The sold-out gig at the city's O2 Academy, organised to raise awareness of the Teenage Cancer Trust, also featured Doherty's band,Babyshambles.
Doherty and Daltrey shared vocals on a number of songs, including The Who classics 'Magic Bus' and 'Substitute'.
Daltrey, a patron of the cancer charity, asked the singer to perform after he attended the funeral of cancer sufferer and Babyshambles fan Daniel Squires in July.
The Babyshambles star is understood to have paid tribute to Squiresduring last night's gig, which was attended by the teenager's family.
-Brian in Atlanta
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