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Peter plays for Daniel

Things got extremely confused once again last night. I'm sorry I couldn't be of any help but I was caught in the middle of the mess as well. Anyway, this article is clearing up everything:
ROCK star Pete Doherty travelled to the North East yesterday to play a special gig in memory of a teenager who lost his battle with cancer.
The controversial Babyshambles frontman befriended 16-year-old Daniel Squires after the pair met during a gig.
The teenager, of Jarrow, South Tyneside, died in his mother Becky’s arms on Friday, July 4, after suffering from bone cancer.
Hexham-born Doherty, 28, arrived at Jarrow’s Golden Lion pub meeting Daniel’s friends and family for more than an hour during the wake last night.
The former Libertines singer took to the stage with his guitar teaming up with one of the teenager’s friends in an emotional tribute following the funeral at South Shields Crematorium.
Manager Lynette Gale said: “He was here for around an hour and a half. It went very well, there were a lot of people here. He was on the stage at the back of the pub and everyone was crowding around him.
“I think he said that he wanted to come up as a tribute and it’s such a lovely gesture. It was special.”
The star was also lined up yesterday to play at The Cluny, Newcastle, with tickets snapped up within hours but hundreds of fans were disappointed when the rock star failed to show.
Speaking to The Journal earlier this year, Daniel, of Hazel Street, said that he wanted to “build as many special memories,” for himself, his family and friends.
One of the things on his wish list was to meet Doherty. Dan said: “Pete and the band have just been absolutely amazing and hopefully I will be able to stay well enough to see them play again.”
After his death, father Mark spoke of the role Doherty played in his son’s life.
He added: “He invited Dan to a gig in Bristol and Pete dedicated a song to him. Another time, there was a fundraising gig in London for the charity Teenage Kicks. Although Pete and his band Babyshambles were touring Europe and not booked to appear, they flew back for the gig and asked organisers if they could do a set which they dedicated to Daniel. Pete also gave him his mobile phone number and told Daniel to ring him if he ever needed anything. ”
Daniel, a student at Hebburn Comprehensive School, also met Oasis star Noel Gallagher and helped to write a song for a show at the Royal Albert Hall in London.
The teenager also worked alongside Roger Daltrey, The Who’s lead singer, during a concert at The Sage Gateshead.
(source: Journal Live)
Goodbye sweet Daniel. You're a star.

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