Pete Townsend And Roger Daltrey To Perform With Kenney Jones Next Month
The surviving official members of the Who -- Pete Townshend, Roger Daltrey, and former drummer Kenney Jones -- will perform together next month at a charity benefit in England. In January, Jones was diagnosed with prostate cancer and following treatments, the disease has thankfully not spread. The event, which will take place in Surrey, England at Hurtwood Park Polo Club, marks the first time Townshend and Daltrey have shared a stage together with Jones since 1988.
Jones posted on his Facebook page: "Really pleased to hear my friends and former band mates Roger Daltrey and Pete Townshend will be joining me on stage where we will all perform together on June 14th for Rock 'n' Horsepower in aid of Prostate Cancer UK. The line up is looking amazing and I hope you can all join us!"
Other artists set to perform are Genesis’ Mike Rutherford, the Moody Blues’ John Lodge, and Procol Harum. Jones told Ultimate Classic Rock: "The line up is looking amazing. I have a number of very talented friends on board who are set to make this day a totally unique event."
Kenney Jones joined the Who in late-1978 following the death of Keith Moon. He performed on The Concerts For The People Of Kampuchea, Townshend’s Empty Glass solo album, and the Who’s Face Dances, It’s Hard, and Who’s Last collections.
We asked Jones, who's been back lately playing with the reformed Faces, how he would like to be remembered for his work with the Who: "I’d like to think that what I did while I was in the Who was good. And once again, if you’ve got great songs to work with, you find your own moment as a drummer in there, and you put that in there and that’s what I was doing."
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