Tuesday 4th September 2018

UK

Our honorary patron, Roger Daltrey, has been the driving force behind our iconic Royal Albert Hall concerts since they began. Now, his hard work supporting young people with cancer has been celebrated with a Royal Albert Hall Star.

 

The Royal Albert Hall Stars, a new project launched as part of the #RAH150 celebrations, will celebrate the incredible figures who've been instrumental throughout the Hall's history. On Tuesday 4 September, the inaugural 11 stars were unveiled, celebrating some of the most important groups and individuals from the past 150 years of the Royal Albert Hall. 

Craig Hassall, Chief Executive of the Royal Albert Hall, said: 

Teenage Cancer Trust is a great institution. They raise a lot of money for really important causes and Roger is behind all of that. 

You can watch the full speech and see Roger collecting his Star below: 

"The Who and I have come a long way since being banned from the Hall back in 1972!" said Roger. "This star symbolises how much we have achieved for young people with cancer over the years and I would like to thank all the artists who have been there for me and the charity since we started."

I'm proud of what we've achieved together and am honoured to receive a star in recognition of this work.

Roger's fellow inaugural Star recipients included Muhammad Ali, the Suffragettes, Queen Victoria, and Eric Clapton.

After receiving his Star, Roger spoke to us about how it felt to receive such an honour, as well as sharing his favourite #TeenageCancerGigs memory. 

Congratulations, Roger!