Friday, January 28, 2011
Monday, January 10, 2011
Press release reads as follows:
The Who’s Roger Daltrey Joins Mark Farner for Benefit at B. B. Kings
(New York, NY) – The entertainment industry at large has long been a leader in helping those in need with benefit concerts and charity events. On Monday January 17, 2011 at B. B. Kings in New York City, rock legends will join together in support of Jesse Farner as he struggles to recuperate from a severe neck injury after a fall last summer. The concert will be held in conjunction with the New York Rock ‘n’ Roll Fantasy Camp festivities and will include rock legends participating in the camp plus the Kryptonite rock of 3 Doors Down.
Jesse Farner is the twenty-one year old son of rock’s legendary frontman Mark Farner and his wife Lesia. Mark Farner (formerly of Grand Funk Railroad) is best known for fronting the band Grand Funk Railroad, the band that sold out Shea Stadium faster than The Beatles and sold over 50 million records worldwide.
When hearing of Jesse Farner’s plight from Rock ‘n’ Roll Fantasy Camp founder, David Fishof, Roger Daltrey of The Who stepped up immediately in support of the family. “I’m humbled to be able to help Jesse and the Farner’s in any way I can,” began Daltrey. “We are all very fortunate, in our business, to be able to give back. And sometimes circumstances demand that we give back to our brothers and sisters in the rock and roll business. Rock for Jesse calls us to do just that for our friends the Farner family,” he concluded.
Mark Farner commented on Daltrey’s participation stating, “Roger is a man’s man with a good heart and that means more to me than anything either of us has accomplished in music. On behalf of our son Jesse and family, the Farner’s extend our gratitude to Roger and his family, Cliff Williams of AC/DC, 3 Doors Down, Kip Winger and our friends and fans in rock and roll.”
TTickets for the event are available through Ticketmaster. Included in ticket price (early VIP seating, meet and greet with Mark Farner and friends).
Tickets are $300 These funds go to Jesse SHOWTIME: 8 PM EST
DONATIONS: Donations can be made directly by visiting www.sweetrelief.orgOr, a special bank fund; Bank of Northern Michigan. Check will need to made out to "Mark Farner FBO Jesse Farner. The address to send them to is The Bank of Northern Michigan, 406 Bay Street, Petoskey, MI 49770
FACE BOOK PRAYER WALL FOR JESSE:http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=137095029642126&ref=ts
CAMP: For Information on Rock ‘n’ Roll Fantasy Camp www.rockcamp.com
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