Roger Daltrey and Winston Churchill, together at the Capitol

McClatchy Washington BureauOctober 24, 2013 

Were they swayed by "Won't be Fooled Again?" Or "I Can See for Miles?"

When a bust of former British Prime Minister Winston Churchill is dedicated Wednesday at the Capitol, Roger Daltrey, a found of The Who rock band, will perform.

He'll join congressional leaders and Secretary of State John Kerry, who presumably won't bring musical instruments. House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, announced Daltrey's appearance.

"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," Speaker Boehner said.  "Roger's performance is sure to guarantee that the Churchill bust receives the first-class welcome it deserves."

Daltrey, who has an extensive background in charitable work, issued a statement saying he was "honoured to show my appreciation to this great man who as our Prime Minister fought for and secured freedom for Britain, America and citizens of the world."

Talking about "My Generation," one supposes.

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