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Shambles climb on the Magic Bus

French Dog Writtles has been down in the last 24 hours, at least in my Mediterranean PC. But has something to tell us already about last night's joint performance of Roger Daltrey and the Shambles:

"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 Squires, 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".

And so has Contactmusic (strangely showing a pic of Drusillo arriving at the gig):
"BABYSHAMBLES frontman PETE DOHERTY and THE WHO legend ROGER DALTREY thrilled rock fans after joining forces at a one-off charity gig on Monday night (12Jan09).
The unlikely collaborators took to the stage at the O2 Academy in Bristol, England as part of a tribute to teenage cancer sufferer Daniel Squires - who died from the illness last year (08) after befriending the stars.
Doherty stepped into the shoes of Daltrey's bandmate Pete Townshend, playing guitar while the singer performed a selection of classic The Who songs.
The gig is to raise awareness for Daltrey's Teenage Cancer Trust foundation.
Daltrey reportedly approached the troubled musician after he was impressed by Doherty's decision to sing at Squires' funeral in July (08)."

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