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Who- Quadrophenia pt1- Pete Townshend, Roger Daltrey

Pete Townshend and Roger Daltrey join me In the Studio in this interview for the first in a two-part look at Quadrophenia , the last word on Townshend's October 1973 rock opera, which certainly is much more appreciated today than upon its initial release ...(more)

Who- Quadrophenia pt 2- Pete Townshend 10-22

The conclusion of my in-depth conversation with Pete Townshend, the composer of the controversial, challenging, cinematic, at times breathtaking 1973 epic Quadrophenia  by The Who on its  45th anniversary. -Redbeard [jwplayer config="Audio…

The Who- 5:15- Toronto 12-17-82

In the legendary rock saga by The Who Quadrophenia  , the "5:15" is the train so designated which the protagonist, Jimmy, rides while stoned "Out of my brain on the train...". In this live concert performance in 1982, the Who thunders through…

The Who- Quadrophenia 45th Anniversary pt 1- Pete Townshend 10-15

It was  a challenge to many US fans in 1973 precisely because it was so incredibly authentic to the English post-War experience in the same way West Side Story was the New York City version of the same period. Composer Pete Townshend of The…

Who- Early Best- Pete Townshend, Roger Daltrey

"In the case of The Who, the thing that comes across for me is that The Who started as a Pop band. Good Pop possibly is the sublime and the ridiculous, the important and the absurd." - Pete Townshend

The Who-Who's Next-Pete Townshend

year of Brexit and US presidential politics that resemble a Mexican soap opera, my guest Pete Townshend reveals great insights into the ageless musical triumph on Who's Next, including the songs "Baba O'Riley","Bargain","Going Mobile","Behind Blue Eyes","Getting in Tune", and "Won't Get Fooled Again"...

The Who- Love Ain't for Keeping- Toronto 12-82

As we prepared here In the Studio  for the big anniversary of The Who's magnificent masterpiece Who's Next mid-August, we shared an ultra-rare performance of one of the more under-exposed chestnuts from it, "Love Ain't for Keeping". -Redbeard…

The Who-Tommy pt 1- Pete Townshend

Like peeling back layer after layer of an onion, the many stages of The Who's Tommy  conception, gestation, and birth as the first successful rock opera are further revealed, it seems, every time Tommy composer Pete Townshend cleans out a storage…