Guess Who’s coming to the Capitol?
The front man for The Who, that’s Who. Yes, that Who.
Roger Daltrey, lead singer of the 1960s vintage English rock band, has been booked for a U.S. Capitol ceremony honoring Winston Churchill next week — at the dedication of a bust of the wartime British prime minister in National Statuary Hall.
“What better way to celebrate Winston Churchill’s friendship to the United States than to have one of Britain’s most legendary recording artists perform in the halls of the Capitol,” House Speaker John Boehner said in a statement issued today. “Roger’s performance is sure to guarantee that the Churchill bust receives the first-class welcome it deserves.”
“I am pleased to be part of the celebration of Winston Churchill and the longstanding relationship between the United Kingdom and the United States,” Daltrey said in his own printed statement. “I am honoured to be able to show my appreciation to this great man who, as our Prime Minister, fought for and secured freedom for Britain, America and the citizens of the world.”
The Who have sold some 100 million albums of their own, and Daltrey has been inducted into The Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Fame. He has, however, only five tweets to his name. (He particularly liked the story about him being dead.)
LOL. RT http://t.co/GdbmeKFFyK
— Roger Daltrey (@Roger_Daltrey_) July 15, 2013
The show goes on Wednesday, Oct. 30, at 11 am Washington time. No word of any warm-up band here, or if any guitars will be destroyed or microphone stands thrown in the Capitol. (“Talkin’ ’bout my generation.”)