Who’s that on the Hill?
October 24th, 2013
01:18 PM ET
11 months ago

Who’s that on the Hill?

Washington (CNN) - Roger Daltrey, that’s who.

The marble halls of Congress will become a concert venue of sorts next week as Daltrey – lead singer of the legendary British rock bank The Who – performs at a ceremony honoring Winston Churchill.

Daltrey will be on hand for an October 30 dedication of a bust of Britain’s World War II leader in the Capitol’s Statuary Hall, according to a release from Speaker John Boehner’s office.

Secretary of State John Kerry and other dignitaries will be on hand for the unusual occasion.

"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," Boehner said in the release.

"Roger's performance is sure to guarantee that the Churchill bust receives the first-class welcome it deserves."

Statuary Hall – home of numerous busts of American statesmen – is an unusual performance space for Daltry. Regardless, the musician said he’s eager to take part.

“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,” Daltrey said in a statement.

–CNN's Bryan Koenig and Deirde Walsh contributed to this story.


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soundoff (6 Responses)
  1. freedom

    Obama returned the Winston Churchill bust to England – because he has no class or respect. Now, it's coming back? with a rocker singing in the WH hallways? But, Americans are still not allowed to tour the White House? This is twisted.

    October 24, 2013 01:40 pm at 1:40 pm |
  2. Larry in Houston

    is this the "pin ball wizard" ??

    October 24, 2013 01:53 pm at 1:53 pm |
  3. Data Driven

    Remember this, if you remember nothing else:

    The albums "Who's Next" and "Quadrophenia" have served humanity better than any politician has on either side of the Pond. This is not even an arguable point; don't try. (narrowing eyes warningly)

    October 24, 2013 02:14 pm at 2:14 pm |
  4. Rudy NYC

    Roger Daltrey? That deaf, dumb, and blind kid? Somehow, I don't think Sir Winston approved of his music. He was more of a "To Sir, With Love" Lulu type, I'd thought.

    October 24, 2013 02:32 pm at 2:32 pm |
  5. Rudy NYC

    Larry in Houston

    is this the "pin ball wizard" ??
    -----------------
    Dr. Who?

    October 24, 2013 02:34 pm at 2:34 pm |
  6. just saying

    just more entertainment at the colloseum while rome burns.... i believe this can be offically classified as 'smoke'. party on democrats, party on.

    October 24, 2013 02:42 pm at 2:42 pm |