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The Who- Tommy 55th- Pete Townshend pt1

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 closet. Townshend joins Redbeard In the Studio to present this rock sonogram of The Who "Tommy"  while still in the creative womb, on "Tommy" 's 55th anniversary, part 1.

The Who- Tommy @55- Pete Townshend 5-13

Find out from Pete Townshend here In the Studio the week of May 13 how The Who launched a Hail Mary pass by the name of "Tommy" fifty-five years ago, fundamentally changing the course of rock history.
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Who- Quadrophenia 50th- Pete Townshend, Roger Daltrey, the late John Entwistle

Pete Townshend and Roger Daltrey join me In the Studio in this interview for the first in a two-part look at "Quadrophenia" at fifty, the last word on Townshend's October 1973 rock opera, which certainly is much more appreciated today than upon its initial release ...(more)
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Who- Quadrophenia 50th- Pete Townshend, Roger Daltrey, the late John Entwistle pt2

(cont)... As The Who's recognized Quadrophenia auteur , Townshend has assessed their almost half-century of musical creation and found it to be good . Pete is a delightful , witty , thoughtful , and refreshingly honest conversationalist who can easily and effectively examine The Who's epic 1973 opus through a slightly-detached , objective eye which only the passage of time , and maturity , can provide . -Redbeard

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

In this live concert performance in 1982 of "5:15", originally on "Quadrophenia", the Who thunders through the song like a locomotive, with Kenney Jones on drums and the late John Entwistle on bass.
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The Who- Who’s Next – Pete Townshend

"Who's Next" by The Who, ranked by Rolling Stone  magazine as the #28 rock album of all time, this August 1971 absolute musical masterpiece is mated with an incredibly illuminating classic rock interview with its composer, Pete Townshend, here In the Studio including the songs "Baba O'Riley","Bargain","Going Mobile","Behind Blue Eyes","Getting in Tune", and "Won't Get Fooled Again"...
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Who- Live at Leeds- Pete Townshend, Roger Daltrey

Pete Townshend and Roger Daltrey here In the Studio hosting the tale of The Who "Live at Leeds", with archival classic rock interview from the late John Entwistle.
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The Who- Tommy @55- Pete Townshend pt2

The conclusion of the story of The Who's "Tommy" pt 2 with Pete Townshend In the Studio.

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- 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…