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Who Cares

The Who.com and Teenage Cancer Trust are very excited to announce Who Cares, a brand new fundraising initiative for fans of The Who.

Roger Daltrey has been a patron of Teenage Cancer Trust for over 10 years and, with Pete Townshend at his side, giving his full support, has helped raise millions of pounds for the charity. Now Roger and Pete are encouraging all their fans to get behind Teenage Cancer Trust by signing up for WHO CARES.

Talking about the charity, Roger said: “At a time when your body is changing, your social life is everything and you’re still trying to figure out who you are, getting cancer can seem like an impossible blow to take. But thanks to Teenage Cancer Trust, thousands of teenagers are taking it, and coming out fighting.

“I hope that our fans will really get behind Who Cares and do their bit to make a difference to young people living with cancer. Your support will help Teenage Cancer Trust to build enough specialist units so that by 2012 every single teenager will be treated on one, giving them the very best chance of a positive outcome.  Let’s show them Who Cares!”

What’s involved?

There are loads of things you can do get involved with Who Cares, You could throw a Who-themed party, do a parachute jump, climb a mountain, run a marathon, hold an air guitar contest with your friends or just give a one-off gift!

For more ideas and inspiration check out a couple of examples:

http://www.justgiving.com/jonstethridge
http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=190357937768&ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT

 
If you’d like to set up your own fundraising page. you can through here. Please make sure you write WHO CARES in the title.
 
https://www.teenagecancertrust.org/get-involved/as-a-fundraiser/fundraisers/propose/

Or if you’d like to make a direct donation to TCT, you can do so through here:

https://www.teenagecancertrust.org/get-involved/as-a-fundraiser/fundraisers/who-cares/

You can contact Teenage Cancer Trust directly for advice and support on + 44 (0) 207 612 0370.

 

 

 
Roger Daltrey has asked thewho.com to post a special Christmas message:

“Please send all our supporters seasons greetings from the universe and let them know how much I value their contribution to my life.

Be lucky,
Roger”

About Teenage Cancer Trust
Every day in the UK, six young people will hear the news that they have cancer. Teenage Cancer Trust understands that teenage cancer requires specialist care and in fact, that young people have a much better chance in their fight against cancer if they are treated by teenage cancer experts, in an environment tailored to their needs.

Teenage Cancer Trust builds units in NHS hospitals which improve the quality of life and chances of survival for young people with cancer. But as Teenage Cancer Trust receives no government funding, Teenage Cancer Trust rely on voluntary donations from people like you.

Teenage Cancer Trust estimate that with the units currently around the UK, only half of the teenagers diagnosed with cancer now have access to this dedicated, specialist support. Teenage Cancer Trust’s aim is to build enough units so that, by 2012, every single teenager with cancer will be treated on one. Visit www.teenagecancertrust.org to find out more.

 

Source www.thewho.com

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December 15, 2009 Posted by | New News, The Who, Video | , | Leave a comment

The Kinks

The story of The Kinks’ early days is in the planning for a feature film. Title: You’ve Really Got Me.

Director Julien Temple (The Filth And The Fury, The Great Rock ‘n’ Roll Swindle) has revealed that he is collaborating with Ray Davies on how the film’s approach, and that the storyline will be centred around the tense relationship between Ray and Dave Davies.

Said Temple: “At the heart of it is the extraordinary love-hate relationship between these two brothers: love/hate. I think it’s a very rich social, cultural nexus around The Kinks. Their story is the untold story of all those big bands of the 1960s.”

The cast has yet to be announced.

Source www.qthemusic.com

“Celluloid Heroes” – The Kinks

Everybody’s a dreamer and everybody’s a star,
And everybody’s in movies, it doesn’t matter who you are.
There are stars in every city,
In every house and on every street,
And if you walk down Hollywood Boulevard
Their names are written in concrete!

Don’t step on Greta Garbo as you walk down the Boulevard,
She looks so weak and fragile that’s why she tried to be so hard
But they turned her into a princess
And they sat her on a throne,
But she turned her back on stardom,
Because she wanted to be alone.

You can see all the stars as you walk down Hollywood Boulevard,
Some that you recognise, some that you’ve hardly even heard of,
People who worked and suffered and struggled for fame,
Some who succeeded and some who suffered in vain.
Rudolph Valentino, looks very much alive,
And he looks up ladies’ dresses as they sadly pass him by.
Avoid stepping on Bela Lugosi
‘Cos he’s liable to turn and bite,
But stand close by Bette Davis
Because hers was such a lonely life.
If you covered him with garbage,
George Sanders would still have style,
And if you stamped on Mickey Rooney
He would still turn round and smile,
But please don’t tread on dearest Marilyn
‘Cos she’s not very tough,
She should have been made of iron or steel,
But she was only made of flesh and blood.

You can see all the stars as you walk down Hollywood Boulevard,
Some that you recognise, some that you’ve hardly even heard of.
People who worked and suffered and struggled for fame,
Some who succeeded and some who suffered in vain.

Everybody’s a dreamer and everybody’s a star
And everybody’s in show biz, it doesn’t matter who you are.

And those who are successful,
Be always on your guard,
Success walks hand in hand with failure
Along Hollywood Boulevard.

I wish my life was a non-stop Hollywood movie show,
A fantasy world of celluloid villains and heroes,
Because celluloid heroes never feel any pain
And celluloid heroes never really die.

You can see all the stars as you walk along Hollywood Boulevard,
Some that you recognise, some that you’ve hardly even heard of,
People who worked and suffered and struggled for fame,
Some who succeeded and some who suffered in vain.

Oh celluloid heroes never feel any pain
Oh celluloid heroes never really die.

I wish my life was a non-stop Hollywood movie show,
A fantasy world of celluloid villains and heroes,
Because celluloid heroes never feel any pain
And celluloid heroes never really die.

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December 15, 2009 Posted by | Movies, New News, Old Music, Video | | Leave a comment

   

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