Monday, December 1, 2014

VIDEO: Roger Daltrey crashes wedding to sing Who classic

Roger Daltrey made a surprise appearance at a Scottish wedding on Saturday, where he joined the evening’s live band to perform The Who classic, “Can’t Explain.”

Daltrey teamed with The Milestone Band at the Mar Hall resort in Bishopton, Scotland during the wedding celebration of Susan and Carl Smith.

“Basically we were coming towards the end of our set and we were sort of halfway through a song,” lead guitarist Graeme Allan told the BBC. "I remember looking over to the side of the dance floor and a wedding guest was actually walking with Roger, coming towards the band. Roger came up and he took the mike and he congratulated the bride and groom.”

"Because the groom had served in the parachute regiment he also mentioned them as well,” he added. “Then he turned to the band and he said, 'I was through next door and I heard the band and they're brilliant, so I had to come through'."

The newlyweds spoke of their joy at the experience on Facebook, with Mrs Smith posting: "Absolutely overwhelming! The story we will be telling for the rest of our lives. Thank you so much x."

Her new husband was similarly overwhelmed, writing: "Can't believe it happened. Feels so surreal. Thank you so much, you made our perfect day even better, a gent and a legend."

The Who were in town to open their “The Who Hits 50!” anniversary at The Hydro in Glasgow on Sunday, the first show of a 10-date UK tour.

The group will launch a series of North America dates in Tampa, Florida on April 15.

See also:

The Who release Be Lucky lyric video
The Who to close 50th anniversary UK tour at London’s Hyde Park
VIDEO: The Who preview 50th anniversary farewell tour
The Who announce North American farewell tour
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