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Who singer Roger Daltrey honours Brighton's rock

The Who on Top of the Pops
The Who: once played the Florida Rooms

The stars of Brighton's music scene have been remembered in a new city art work.

A new 80 ft mural shows musicians like Sir Paul McCartney, Norman Cook, Adam Faith, Leo Sayer and Nick Cave.

Who singer Roger Daltrey

Roger Daltrey: in Brighton to remember

Local art students have decorated a pedestrian tunnel that takes visitors to the sea from the Brighton 'Sea Life Centre' to the beach-side of Marine Parade.

Roger Daltrey from Sixties Mod band the Who 'opened' the artwork.

The Who band played at the old Florida Rooms nightclub, which was once part of the site now occupied by the Sea Life Centre.

"It was 1964 and the start of the whole Mod thing. The tunnel that the students have just painted was where I used to carry the equipment in every time we played here," he said.

A student poses with his picture
Student artists have painted musicians associated with Brighton

"At that time I was the road manager as well as the singer," he said.

The website Brighton Beat says that Rod Stewart, Chris Barber and Screaming Lord Sutch also played at the Florida Rooms.

Brighton's award-wining local history site, My Brighton and Hove , also looks in detail at the history of the Aquarium site.

You can see the students' account of their own work here .

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