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Roger Daltrey pays tribute to Churchill at bust unveiling

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Oct 30, 2013 | 5:26pm EDT

Legendary The Who rocker Roger Daltrey helped members of America's Congress celebrate the special relationship between the U.S. and U.K. governments on Wednesday (30Oct13) by performing at the unveiling of a bust in Winston Churchill's honour. The veteran Brit joined Secretary of State John Kerry and leaders of the Senate and House of Representatives at the Capitol in Washington, D.C. for the dedication and belted out The Who classic Won't Get Fooled Again and Ben E. King's Stand by Me to represent the close bond between the two countries. During the ceremony, House Speaker John Boehner paid tribute to the late British Prime Minister, calling him "the best friend the United States ever had", adding, "He saw in America the very exceptionalism we see today." Churchill, who led Britain into World War II, built up a rapport with then-U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt and famously rallied support from U.S. citizens to join the Allied forces and defeat Nazi leader Adolf Hitler and his Japanese allies after the attack of Pearl Harbor in 1941. His bold address during a joint meeting of the U.S. Congress that December (41) boomed out of speakers in the Capitol once again on Wednesday as he was remembered.

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