Blur also performed as Chris Evans brings back Channel 4 show for one-off special
Liam Gallagher and Roger Daltrey collaborated on a live version of The Who’s ‘My Generation’ as TFI Friday returned to TV screens this evening (June 12).
The Channel 4 show, presented by Chris Evans, was revived for a two-hour episode this evening with guests including Jeremy Clarkson, Ewan McGregor, Lewis Hamilton, Amanda Seyfried, Rita Ora, Nick Grimshaw and Tom Daley.
Music on the night was provided by, among others, Blur and a supergroup fronted by Liam Gallagher and Roger Daltrey. Blur performed ‘Coffee & TV’ with Evans informing the audience that Damon Albarn has lost his voice. Gallagher and Daltrey played alongside The Lightning Seeds’ Ian Broudie and former Oasis members Bonehead and Zak Starkey.
Watch footage of their performance below, now.
TFI Friday launched on Channel 4 in 1996 and Evans hosted the first five series of the popular entertainment show, which was broadcast at 6pm on Friday evenings. The show concluded with a sixth and final series hosted by guest presenters including Elton John, The Spice Girls, Sara Cox, Donna Air and Huey Morgan in 2000.
During a notorious appearance on TFI Friday, Happy Mondays frontman Shaun Ryder was heard shouting “fuck!” several times during Black Grape’s performance of Sex Pistols’ ‘Pretty Vacant’ and was subsequently banned from appearing on Channel 4 for a period. Ryder returned for tonight’s special and apologised for the infamous incident.