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Who- Love Reign O'er Me- Toronto 12-82

The Who had announced that their 1982 tour would be their final one, and at least one member of the band, Pete Townshend, really believed it to be true at the time, making this final stop of that tour in Toronto December 17, 1982  and this…
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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)

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…

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- Pinball Wizard medley- Toronto 12-17-82

The Who's Pete Townshend and Roger Daltrey  embarked on their final tour  in 2015 to mark their fiftieth anniversary. These "final tour" seemingly cicadian periodic announcements by Townshend and Daltrey never fail to bring a smile to my…

The Who-Tommy pt 2- Pete Townshend

There are precious few albums made in 1969 of which you can, to this day, marvel at the sonic ear candy in the singing and playing, but it is safe to say that Tommy   by The Who has never sounded better in its current deluxe and super deluxe…

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…