Billboard's Gary Graff reports:
On stage at Detroit's Joe Louis Arena on Saturday night, THE WHO's Roger Daltrey saluted Chris Stamp - one of the two early managers that launched the group's success - as a man "without whom we wouldn't be the band we were."
Stamp - who not only co-managed The Who with the late Kit Lambert but also co-founded the group's Track Records label and executive produced most of its albums and film projects starting in 1968, died from cancer on Saturday at the age of 70 at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City.
Daltrey went on to say that Stamp "flew into the universe on a pair of rainbow wings. Chris, we can never thank you enough - well, I can't, for what you brought to my life" just before he and Pete Townshend performed a duo rendition of 'Tea & Theatre' that, while not specifically dedicated to Stamp, certainly had the quiet and dignified air of a tribute.
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