Roger Daltrey Returns to Cincinnati in Memory of 1979 Concert Tragedy

The Who's Roger Daltrey appears in a short documentary about a dark moment in the history of the band.

Before a December 1979 Who show at Cincinnati's Riverfront Coliseum,11 young people were killed when a crowd of fans tried to push their way through the venue's entry doors.

The video, which is posted on The Who's official YouTube channel,features footage of Daltrey paying a visit last July to a high school in the Cincinnati suburb of Finneytown, Ohio, which was attended by three victims of the tragedy: Stephan Preston, 19, and Jackie Eckerle and Karen Morrison, both 15.

Roger is shown meeting students, teachers and alumni and checking out the school's memorials to Preston, Eckerle and Morrison.The singer also is seen signing a guitar and copies of his 2018 new solo album, As Long as I Have You.

In 2010, the P.E.M. Memorial Scholarship Fund was founded in memory of the three students who were killed. It provides scholarships annually to three graduating Finneytown seniors who plan to study the arts in college.

 
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