Who, Jeff Beck, Debbie Harry unite for cancer gig

Martin Bailey mobailey at ntlworld.com
Fri Nov 12 08:54:22 UTC 2010

from http://in.reuters.com/article/idINIndia-52843820101111


Rock legends The Who are to perform alongside Jeff Beck, Blondie singer 
Debbie Harry and The Verve's Richard Ashcroft
in a charity concert against cancer.

The stars will appear at the HMV Hammersmith Apollo, London, on Jan. 13, 
2011 to raise money for KILLING Cancer,
a charity that funds research into little-known cancer treatment 
Photodynamic Therapy (PDT).

PDT, which involves making cells more sensitive to light before exposing 
them to laser light,
could help to treat cancers and precancerous conditions near the surface of 
the skin or internal organ linings.

The event has special significance for The Who, whose manager Bill 
Curbishley said he had witnessed a number of friends
going through the last days of cancer.

"Only later we discovered that PDT could perhaps have saved their lives - 
and certainly given them some dignity in their final weeks,"
he said in a statement.

The Who have performed to raise awareness of cancer before. In March the 
band joined up with Arctic Monkeys, JLS and Noel Gallagher
to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Teenage Cancer Trust at the Royal 
Albert Hall in London. 

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