Pete Townshend donates piano to Grenfell Tower blaze survivor19th Jun 17 | Entertainment News
The Who rocker Pete Townshend has donated a piano to a girl who lost hers in London's Grenfell Tower blaze last week (14Jun17).
The guitar great is among the A-listers recording a cover of Simon & Garfunkel's Bridge Over Troubled Water, which will be released this week (21Jun17) to benefit the families of the tower fire and the survivors, but he tells The Sun he is doing much more than simply laying down guitar tracks.
"I've tried to help. I've written some cheques," he tells the newspaper. "I know four families who lived in the building. A mother lost her daughter, two little girls were in comas.
"A little Spanish girl studied the piano; they got a piano up 10 flights (of stairs), but of course it has gone now. I've managed to get her a piano."
Pete is urging his fellow Brits to dig deep and purchase multiple copies of the new charity single to help the survivors of the blaze rebuild.
"The families that have got away have the most trouble now and it's trouble for all of us," he says.
Townshend joined bandmate Roger Daltrey, Robbie Williams, Jessie J, Rita Ora, and Louis Tomlinson, among others, to record the Simon & Garfunkel cover on Monday (19Jun17), less than a mile from the burnt out Grenfell Tower.
Music mogul Simon Cowell organised the charity get together after watching the news of the fire unfold from his home in California.
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