Pink Floyd RSS News Feed

Statistics

We have 9 guests online
Visitors: 63986099
black strat book
Nick Mason Inside Out signed copy
Brain Damage and A Fleeting Glimpse
Home arrow Older News Archive
Roger Waters performs at Rita Hayworth Gala for Alzheimer's Association Print E-mail
Written by Matt   
Tuesday, 27 October 2009

Rita Hayworth GalaLast night (October 27th) saw Roger Waters and a specially assembled band take the stage of the Grand Ballroom of New York City's Waldorf=Astoria to perform a new arrangement of Wish You Were Here. The event was the 2009 New York Rita Hayworth Gala to honour the legendary actress, who died as a result of Alzheimer's disease, and to honour all those suffering from the disease.

Over the years, these special events have raised over $53 million for the care, support and research efforts of the Alzheimer's Association, and last night's event will have helped swell those funds.

Roger's band consisted of Jon Carin on keyboards, GE Smith on guitar, and Dave Kilminster on guitar, joining with the house band (drums, bass and three backing singers). GE Smith proved to be a great new addition to the line-up, and the performance was very well received by the audience, which included the likes of John McEnroe, Brook Shields, Jay MacInerney, and David Hyde Pierce.

 
< Prev   Next >
Brain Damage on Facebook Follow Brain Damage on Twitter Brain Damage's YouTube channel
Pink Floyd Calendar

Upcoming concerts

Pink Floyd on iTunes
Donate to Brain Damage
Behind The Wall book
Pink Floyd: Backstage book
HeYou Floyd Fanzine - order details
www.Brain-Damage.co.uk - the Pink Floyd, David Gilmour & Roger Waters news & info site
All content except where noted otherwise is © Brain Damage/Matt Johns 2019.
Please see 'About Brain Damage' page for legal details and the small print!
Website generously designed and built by 3B Web Design 
http://www.buyambienmed.com http://premier-pharmacy.com http://healthsavy.com