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Ed Sheeran, Van Morrison to Join Roger Daltrey & Friends in Epic Charity Concert & Auction


Rock and Roll Hall of Famers Van Morrison and Roger Daltrey will join
music superstar Ed Sheeran to headline a once-in-a-generation private
concert next week in the L.A. area to benefit UCLA Health and Teen
Cancer America (TCA), the national non-profit founded by Daltrey and
Pete Townsend of The Who.

The invite-only event, the fifth in a series that began a decade ago to
raise awareness and funds for both programs, will include Judd Apatow
serving as Master of Ceremonies and Howie Mandel serving as auctioneer
for a rare collection of music memorabilia and art that will be
auctioned off throughout the evening.

Included in the lot is a guitar donated by The Buddy Holly Educational
Foundation that experts are saying may be the most valuable ever built
for a charity event. The handcrafted guitar, inspired by the Holly
classic song, "Learning The Game," is signed by 75 of the
greatest living musicians including Eric Clapton, Robert Plant, Brian
May, Paul McCartney, Donovan, Brian Wilson, Keith Richards, Dion, Peter
Frampton, Graham Nash, Don Everly and Elvis Costello, just to name a
few. Peter Bradley Jr. of The Buddy Holly Educational Foundation has
spent the last 18 months traveling the world capturing the signatures
and stories about how Holly inspired other artists, in preparation for
donating the guitar to Teen Cancer America as part of a newly
established partnership between the two organizations. It is expected to
fetch north of $250,000 the evening of the event with some experts
predicting it could approach the $1M mark.

Other auction items include a mechanically and electrically refurbished
Bally Pinball Wizard Machine built in 1975 to coincide with the release
of the movie/rock opera "Tommy." It has been autographed for the event
by most of the stars of the film, including Daltrey, Townsend, Elton
John, Tina Turner, Jack Nicholson, and Ann-Margret. Additional auction
items include a first off the production line, limited edition The Who
motorized scooter and high-value art from famed contemporary
street-artist RETNA. The auction is being conducted live, and online at,
by Heritage Auctions.

About UCLA Health

UCLA Health is among the most comprehensive and advanced health care
systems in the world. Together, UCLA Health and the David Geffen School
of Medicine at UCLA redefine standards of excellence in health care.
Consistently ranked among the best in the nation, UCLA Health is on the
cutting edge of biomedical research, and their doctors and scientists do
pioneering work across an astounding range of disciplines, from organ
transplantation and cardiac surgery to neurosurgery, comprehensive
cancer treatment, autism and a multitude of other physical and
neuropsychiatric conditions and diseases. Support of this event will
provide funding for a number of UCLA Health high-touch patient programs
and support services specific to cancer treatment and autism.

About Teen Cancer America

Every hour another 13-25 year old is diagnosed with cancer in America.
Teen Cancer America transforms the lives for this under-served patient
population by working with our country's leading cancer treatment and
research centers. They create specialized clinical care programs, offer
therapeutic experiences and provide access to individualized support and
resources. This completely unique organization works with the leading
healthcare institutions to build state-of-the-art Teen and Young Adult
"Social Zones" for both in-patient and out-patient treatment settings.
The work of Teen Cancer America has impacted over 5,000 young people and
their families nationwide during the last six years.

Note to Media: Due to space limitations and the private nature of
the charity event, media credentials will not
be issued for this event. Photos and an event recap will be provided
post-event, upon request.

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