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Roger Daltrey, Leslie West and Mark Farner to do Benefit Show

Living in the big city would have it’s benefits (so to speak).  Like seeing Leslie West (and others) performing down the block.  Check out this gig in NYC posted by Russell Hall at Gibson.com…

Roger Daltrey, Mark Farner, Leslie West and AC/DC bassist Cliff Williams are among the artists set to perform at a benefit show at New York’s B.B. King’s Blues Club on Monday (Jan. 17). Bad Company drummer Simon Kirke, 3 Doors Down, Kip Winger and others are also scheduled to appear. Proceeds from ticket sales will go toward the medical expenses of Farner’s 21-year-old son, Jesse. This past summer, Jesse Farner suffered a serious neck injury resulting from a fall, and he remains in intensive care.

“I’m humbled to be able to help Jesse and the Farners in any way I can,” said Daltrey, who learned of Jesse Farner’s plight from Rock and Roll Fantasy Camp founder David Fishof. “We are all very fortunate, in our business, to be able to give back. And sometimes circumstances demand that we give back to our brothers and sisters in the rock and roll business.”

Farner responded with graciousness, saying: “Roger is a man’s man with a good heart, and that means more to me than anything either of us has accomplished in music. On behalf of our son, Jesse, and family, the Farners extend our gratitude to Roger and his family, Cliff Williams of AC/DC, 3 Doors Down, Kip Winger and our friends and fans in rock and roll.”

Russell Hall has been writing about music for the past 15 years. His past credits include Alternative Press, Request Magazine, and the Oxford American. Currently he contributes regularly to Goldmine Magazine, No Depression, and Performing Songwriter. He also maintains a music blog for the South Carolina newspaper The Anderson Independent-Mail.

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