Plans for fund-raising concert on what would have been Sir Bobby Robson's 80th birthday have been announced. The star line-up includes Joe McElderry, Alan Shearer, Mark Knopfler, Northern Sinfonia and comedian Paul Whitehouse.
The concert is on February 18th next year, and the proceeds will go to two charities, The Sir Bobby Robson Foundation and The Alan Shearer Foundation. It will be hosted by Sir Bobby's friend, former ITV Sport's presenter Jim Rosenthal.
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