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The Who- Tommy 50th Anniversary- Pete Townshend pt1

Pete Townshend joins Redbeard In the Studio on "Tommy" 's 50th anniversary, part 1 of 2.

The Who- Pinball Wizard medley- Toronto 12-17-82

The Who's Pete Townshend and Roger Daltrey  are out this Summer in North America accompanied by an orchestra to celebrate Tommy's  50th anniversary. A much-bootlegged "final" show at Toronto's Maple Leaf Gardens in December 1982 has been circulating…
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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

Monterey Pop Festival -Art Garfunkel

The first great rock festival blossomed fifty years ago June 16-17-18 as the Monterey Pop Festival. One of the performers and Artistic Directors, Art Garfunkel of Simon and Garfunkel, recalls the pioneering event.
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Kinks- Sleepwalker- Sir Ray Davies

...a trifecta of revitalized rock beginning with 1977's Sleepwalker & 1978's Misfits. Recently knighted Sir Ray Davies joins me...
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Pete Townshend-Face the Face

The mid-Eighties was a most difficult time for the titans of rock's Second Generation. The Rolling Stones, Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd, and The Who were no longer recording, touring, and in some cases even SPEAKING together. Rock'n'roll was officially in full-blown midlife crisis ...

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…

Who- Long Live Rock- Toronto 12-82

Clearly The Who never got the memo that "rock is dead", not in 1972 when Pete Townshend first wrote and sang it, not ten years later when they performed this terrific version in Toronto, and according to all accounts including their drummer…