Rock and roll royalty gathered together earlier this week at London’s Victoria and Albert Museum, united in their desire to raise much-needed funds for the charities Teenage Cancer Trust and Teen Cancer America. The Who’s iconic frontman Roger Daltrey assembled a music promoter’s dream line-up as the likes of Sir Tom Jones, Sir Ray Davies of The Kinks and “School’s Out” singer Alice Cooper all lent their invaluable support at the multi-media exhibition’s unveiling.

Stars of the 60s and 70s music scene

Daltrey’s band rocked the charts in the 60s and 70swith smash hits such as “Substitute”, “My Generation” and “Pinball Wizard”.

But the veteran singer was keen to share the limelight and to recognise the sizeable contribution to music folklore that his fellow attendees had made during their own stellar careers. With the likes of John Paul Jones (Led Zeppelin), Peter Frampton (Humble Pie) and former Rolling Stones’ band member Bill Wyman providing their own personal endorsement to the event, it proved to be both a glitzy and memorable showbiz extravaganza.

Featuring more than sixty of the biggest names in the industry, ‘The Adoration Trilogy’ has been curated by Daltrey to help fight cancer in teenagers, a worthy cause that is close to the wealthy rocker’s own heart. Titled ‘Part One: Searching For Apollo’, the initial showcase launched a series of similar future events, with Alistair Morrison being the British photographer behind the collection.

Multi-millionaires head the guestlist

Although several of the stars that attended the celebrity bash are now into their seventies (Wyman has remarkably even crept into his eighties), their estimated combined wealth of more than £420 million gives a good indication regarding how successful their careers have been. Toasting both the anticipated success of the exhibition and no doubt sharing a few tales with their distinguished contemporaries and other invited guests, the assembly was able to sample the delights of Duppy Share Rum cocktails.

Worthy teenage cancer charities

With seven young people being diagnosed with cancer every day in the UK, the non-profit Teenage Cancer Trust organisation that was formed in 1990 aims to ensure that they won’t have to face cancer on their own, providing expert care and the offer of readily available support.

Teen Cancer America (TCA) was co-founded with The Who bandmate Pete Townshend in 2012 and has become perhaps the most important mission of Daltrey’s life in recent times.

It represents the US equivalent of Teenage Cancer Trust (of which Daltrey is a long-term patron) and seeks to offer a hospital environment to address both the psychological and clinical needs of cancer sufferers through their teenage and young adulthood years.