Roger Daltrey, lead singer of the legendary English rock band The Who and a member of the Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Fame, has signed on for a new gig — singing at a congressional ceremony next week to dedicate a bust of Winston Churchill in the Capitol’s National Statuary Hall.
Republican Speaker John A. Boehner announced the selection Thursday morning for the event, to be held Wednesday, Oct. 30.
“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,” Mr. Boehner said in a statement. “Roger’s performance is sure to guarantee that the Churchill bust receives the first-class welcome it deserves.”
The 69-year-old rock star, who once sang of taking a bow for the “new revolution,” said he was “honored 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.”
No word from the speaker’s office on what number Mr. Daltrey will perform.