Roger Daltrey honors Winston Churchill on Capitol Hill

The Who rocker performed for members of Congress at the Capitol on Wednesday.

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(UPI) -- House Speaker John Boehner and Secretary of State John Kerry attended Wednesday's unveiling of a Winston Churchill bust for the U.S. Capitol's National Statuary Hall.

The ceremony was accompanied by a performance from one of Churchill's countrymen, The Who frontman Roger Daltrey, who performed “Won’t Get Fooled Again” to lawmakers on both sides of the aisle.


“It was very pertinent to the occasion,” Daltrey told The New York Post. “Isn’t it pretty obvious?”

He struck a different tone in a previous statement:

I am pleased to be part of the celebration of Winston Churchill and the longstanding relationship between the United Kingdom and the United States. I am honoured 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.

“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,” Boehner said. ”Roger’s performance is sure to guarantee that the Churchill bust receives the first-class welcome it deserves.”

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