Teen Cancer America Concert and Auction

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Roger Daltrey, Top Artists Combine Talents for Teen Cancer America

 

The event: A contemporary art auction, coupled with a concert by Roger Daltrey – legendary frontman for the Who – raised more than $500,000 for Teen Cancer America, dedicated to improving the lives of teens and young adults suffering from cancer.

The scene: Soho House in West Hollywood provided the venue on Oct. 28, attracting 250 guests to the private club’s open-to-the-sky terrace, lined with olive trees and offering a bird’s eye view of Los Angeles. Artwork by Damien Hirst, Antony Gormley, the Chapman Brothers, Tim Noble and Sue Webster, Charming Baker and others filled the available spaces between the bandstand and seating areas. Guests could peruse the offerings before the auction and concert: a 10-song acoustic set, in which Daltrey paid tribute to Elvis and Johnny Cash, in addition…

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Click here to read my complete story in the “All the Rage” section of the Los Angeles Times and scroll down to see more pictures.

 

As a side note: Early in the evening, Daltrey and I and a friend, Julie Spira, ducked into a quiet corridor to talk, but after too many people began lining up behind us – thinking we were awaiting our turn for the bathroom –  we opened the nearest door and found ourselves inside the boiler room. Not so elegant perhaps, but a nice, quiet place for a chat. 

Daltrey’s passion for the cause and sympathy for cancer-stricken teens was apparent and you can find what he said in my LA Times story.  And later in the evening, as opposed top most entertainers who sing two, three – or if you’re lucky – four songs at charity events, Daltrey delivered a concert. Way to go, Roger.

For a look at the set list, check out the photo gallery below.

 

Top photo: Roger Daltrey, center, with event chairs Rebecca Rothstein and Darren Strowger at the Teen Cancer America concert and auction (photo, David M. Benett/ Getty Images, courtesy of Teen Cancer America)

Second photo: Cat Deeley peruses the artwork at the Teen Cancer America concert and auction Teen Cancer America Concert and Auction (photo, SocietyNewsLA.com)

Third photo: Roger Daltrey and Ellen Olivier in a quiet spot: the boiler room at Soho House (photo, SocietyNewsLA.com)

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Fourth photo: Liberty Ross, left, and Sadie Frost strike a pose at the Teen Cancer America concert and auction (photo, David M. Benett/ Getty Images, courtesy of Teen Cancer America)

 

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Teen Cancer America Concert and Auction

Published Oct. 31, 2014 – Ellen Olivier, Society News LA