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  • 13 March 2012, 10:06

Adams remembered at benefit concert

Pink Floyd star David Gilmour and actors Stephen Fry and Terry Jones teamed up to pay tribute to late author Douglas Adams at a special benefit show on Sunday.

The renowned sci-fi writer was remembered in songs and sketches at a three-hour celebration to commemorate what would have been his 60th birthday.

Monty Python star Jones took the stage at London's Hammersmith Apollo to reminisce about his old pal, while Fry pointed out how Adams foretold the invention of the iPad in his best-known work, The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy.

Gilmour sang Pink Floyd's Wish You Were Here, while Gary Brooker from Procol Harum wrapped up the bash with A Whiter Shade of Pale.

Proceeds from the event will be donated to the conservation group Save the Rhino.

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