Who Knew? The Who, That’s Who

At the risk of sounding like a bad homage to Abbott & Costello, who knew that The Who’s Roger Daltrey is a Churchill fan?  From a press release from Speaker John Boehner’s office:

Roger Daltrey to Perform at Winston Churchill Ceremony

October 24, 2013

WASHINGTON, DC – Multi-platinum recording artist Roger Daltrey, CBE, founder and lead singer of English rock band The Who, will perform next week at a U.S. Capitol ceremony honoring Winston Churchill.  On Wednesday, October 30, congressional leaders and Secretary of State John Kerry will gather in National Statuary Hall to dedicate a bust of the former British prime minister.  The ceremony – which will air live on Speaker.gov – gets underway at 11:00 am ET.

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.”

“I am pleased to be part of the celebration of Winston Churchill and the longstanding relationship between the United Kingdom and the United States,” Roger Daltrey, CBE, said.  “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.”

So having investigated the applicability of The Kinks to the kinkiness of Obamacare, quite obviously we need to do the same today with The Who.  Here we go:

1.  A Legal Matter:

Now it’s a legal matter, baby
You got me on the run
It’s a legal matter, baby
A legal matter from now on.

2.  Did You Steal My Money?

3.  Had Enough:

Here comes the end
Here comes the end
Here comes the end of the world.

4.  I Can’t Explain:

Dizzy in the head and I’m feeling bad
The things you’ve said have got me real mad.

And of course, the most obvious Who title of all:

Won’t Get Fooled Again:

I’ll tip my hat to the new constitution
Take a bow for the new revolution
Smile and grin at the change all around me
Pick up my guitar and play
Just like yesterday
And I’ll get on my knees and pray
We don’t get fooled again
Don’t get fooled again

Change it had to come
We knew it all along
We were liberated from the fall that’s all
But the world looks just the same
And history ain’t changed
‘Cause the banners, they all flown in the last war.


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