The Who's Roger Daltrey played a rocking concert at the Kimmel Center in Philadelphia on Monday night that raised money for the Teen Cancer America charity he co-founded with band mate Pete Townshend. The event included a very special onstage collaboration, as Joan Jett, who opened the show with her group The Blackhearts, joined Daltrey during his encore for a rendition of the Eddie Cochrane classic "Summertime Blues."
Roger's set was made up mostly of well-known Who songs, including "Behind Blue Eyes," "Pinball Wizard," "Squeeze Box," "You Better You Bet," "Who Are You" and "Baba O'Riley," although he did close out the show with a rendition of his 1980 solo hit "Without Your Love." In addition, Who touring guitarist Simon Townshend, Pete's brother, took over vocals on the band's Who's Next gem "Going Mobile." Fan-filmed video of Daltrey's performance with Jett can be viewed now on YouTube.
The benefit specifically raised funds for The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, which in conjunction with Teen Cancer America is building a unit geared toward the needs of teenagers and young adults fighting cancer. Teen Cancer America executive Howard Jaffe told ABC News Radio that the sold-out event helped the organization reach its goal of $250,000 for the facility. In addition, Jaffe revealed that Jett, a native of the Philadelphia area, donated all of the proceeds brought in by sales of her merchandise at the concert to the cause.
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