The amazing RD Crusaders once again came together for a good
cause. The unique group, brought together by Chiswick born Roger Daltry and Express and OK!
proprietor Richard Desmond, staged a special concert at
Old Billingsgate Fish Market on 9th May in aid of a London
The RD Crusaders first came together in 2003 and since then have
raised over a million pounds for charity. The 2006 Concert is one of a number of high profile events which together with community
fundraising and corporate support will help The Evelina Children’s
Hospital Appeal reach its £10 million target to equip the brand new
hospital with the very best and most modern medical equipment and
Roger Daltry explained“We were talking about ways we could raise funds for
charity and I said to Richard that I would sing in any band the he put
together. He went away and the names he came back with were
The Billingsgate Concert was no exception with a line up of Richard Desmond, Roger Daltrey, Robert Plant, Lulu, Greg Lake, Russ Ballard, Zoot Money, Simon Townshend, Steve Smith, Nick Newall, Nicky
Lambourne, Steve Balsamo and Margot Buchanan.
Richard Desmond said “These are the people I have admired from my earliest
youth when I played the drums and started out in business with music magazines. Now I am living a dream at the same time as giving
something back to charity”.
May 10, 2006