*VIDEO* The Who reunite at Rock ‘n’ Horsepower event at Hurtwood Park, Ewhurst
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Rockers Kenney Jones, Pete Townshend and Roger Daltrey teamed up on stage as The Who for the first time in over 25 years at Hurtwood Park last weekend.
The crowd at the high octane Rock ‘n’ Horsepower event in Ewhurst was treated to a truly spectacular conclusion on Saturday June 14.
Music fans had already enjoyed the likes of Jeff Beck, Procol Harum, Mike Rutherford, Mick Hucknall and Alvin Stardust - as well as supercars and polo during the day - before The Who took to the stage.
The event did also have a serious side, raising money for Prostate Cancer UK.
In the summer of 2013, Kenney visited his GP for a check-up and was unexpectedly diagnosed with prostate cancer.
Thankfully, he is recovering well from his treatment in January, and now he is keen to help spread the word about the importance of awareness about the disease.
A charity auction raised over £10,000 on the day, with a further £5,000 pledged towards the charity.
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And a few more Surrey rock tales
• In the four years that John Lennon lived in Weybridge from 1964, The Beatles cemented their status as the world’s biggest band.
• Ringo Starr is a keen photographer and has a house in leafy Cranleigh.
• The Faces’ Kenney Jones owns Hurtwood Park polo club in Ewhurst and singer Mick Hucknall lives by Burhill Golf Course in Walton-on-Thames.
• Status Quo's Francis Rossi is happy living the quiet life in Purley's Webb Estate.
• Discover life down The Farm with Genesis' Mike Rutherford.
• Genesis Publications in Guildford has been creating limited edition hand-bound books mainly about rock stars and bands for over 35 years.
• Queen guitarist Brian May lives with his wife, the actress Anita Dobson, in the West End area, near Woking, where they have an animal rescue centre in the garden.
• Recording studios: the now closed Strawberry South studio in Dorking was opened by 10ccs Graham Gouldman and Eric Stewart, in 1976, and is said to be where parts of Paul McCartney and Stevie Wonder’s Ebony and Ivory were recorded.
• Ginger dreadlocked Surrey songsmith Newton Faulkner once worked at Fanny’s Farm Shop near Redhill.