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  1. Pinball wizard creates his magic in iconic musicalRead the original story

    Thursday Jun 22 | World News Report

    Two musicals celebrating popular music, including an iconic show created by The Who, are taking to the stage in Sheffield over the next week. Iconic rock opera Tommy features two new songs written by the legendary lead songwriter of The Who, Pete Townshend.


  2. Theatre Royal Stratford East to live stream Tommy into care homesRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jun 16 | Newham Recorder

    Elderly people will be watching the musical in HD, with families and friends, in their own comfort zone tomorrow at 2.30pm The live stream will be captioned and there is also the option to listen to the show's audio description. The Who's Tommy is a multi award-winning rock musical written by Pete Townshend, with 22 performers and musicians.


  3. The Who's TOMMY to be Live Streamed from Theatre Royal Stratford ...Read the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jun 15 |

    ... on the iconic 1969 concept album, The Who's Tommy is the multi-award-winning epic rock musical written by Pete Townshend . With a cast of 22 performers and musicians, this is the story of the pinball-playing boy which has entertained and intrigued ...


  4. BWW Review: TOMMY, Theatre Royal Stratford EastRead the original story

    Tuesday Jun 13 |

    ... a story without him having to utter a word, giving a profoundly moving performance that's full of spirit. Pete Townshend has worked closely with the company, even providing a new song and some new lyrics for another; it stays true to its rock roots, ...


  5. the Who's Tommy to Hit Sheffield with New Songs from Pete TownshendRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jun 8 |

    Iconic rock opera Tommy visits the Crucible from Thursday 22 June - Saturday 1 July, featuring two new songs written by legendary lead songwriter of The Who, Pete Townshend. The Who's Tommy has entertained and intrigued audiences for more than 40 years.


  6. Tanglewood Announces New ConcertRead the original story

    Wednesday Jun 7 | Nippertown!

    One of Tanglewood's all-time most memorable rock shows took place back in 1970, when the Who bashed out a howling rendition of their classic rock opera "Tommy." This summer the Who's guitarist Pete Townshend returns to the Lenox shed to perform "Classic Quadrophenia," a rock-meets-orchestral rendition of 1973's "Quadrophenia," the Who's other great rock opera.


  7. Pete Townshend talks - Quadrophenia,' the Who's excesses, and his Tanglewood debutRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jun 6 |

    ... interview, from why he wrote "Quadrophenia," to how he met Billy Idol, to his banishment from Holiday Inns. Pete Townshend is returning to Tanglewood this September to perform an orchestral version of The Who's great rock opera. A. I've been working ...


  8. Pete Townshend to bring - Classic Quadrophenia' to TanglewoodRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jun 6 |

    New study says American families are overwhelmed by clutter, rarely eat together, and are generally stressed out about it all Pete Townshend with The Who performing in concert at the TD Garden in Boston in 2012. In 1970, The Who played a ferocious show at Tanglewood, delivering one of the finest performances ever of its rock opera "Tommy."


  9. A Most Gear Fab 2017 Merry Birthday to Musical Genius Peter Townshend of the WhoRead the original story

    May 19, 2017 | Aquarius Papers

    Today we send out a huge birthday salute to one of my favorite songwriters of all time, the amazing Peter Townshend, powerhouse behind the band known as the Who, the best live band I've ever seen. If you don't know who he is or what he's written, prepare for a treat like few others! Pete Townshend is a multi-instrumentalist and force majeure, whose work is beyond amazing.


  10. Happy Birthday Pete Townshend: 'Quadrophenia' DemosRead the original story w/Photo

    May 19, 2017 | JamBase

    Famed musician Pete Townshend was born in London on this date in 1945. The guitarist went on to form The Who , one of rock's most important bands.


  11. The Who's Pete Townshend Shares the Story Behind 'Pinball Wizard'Read the original story w/Photo

    Dec 19, 2013 | Guitar World

    Featured on the 1969 rock opera album Tommy, "Pinball Wizard"'s iconic acoustic introduction was inspired by a master. According to legend : In late 1968 or early 1969, when The Who played a rough assembly of their new album to critic Nik Cohn, Cohn gave a lukewarm reaction.


  12. Rehearsals for rock musical Tommy at West Yorkshire Playhouse in Leeds. Picture by Richard DavenportRead the original story w/Photo

    May 5, 2017 | Wharfedale Observer

    ... of Ramps On The Moon, a ground-breaking project which signals a change in the UK's disability arts provision. Pete Townshend said: "When I heard they planned to do a production featuring actors with disabilities of various kinds, that will actually ...


  13. The Who's Tommy features two new songs by Pete TownshendRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 18, 2017 | Nottingham Evening Post

    ... I'm Free, See Me, Feel Me and Pinball Wizard, as well as new songs written especially for the production by Pete Townshend: Amazing Journey (the opening number) and Torch Song (in the second act). Yes, in 1975 Ken Russell directed band members Roger ...


  14. Fans were treated to a two-hour plus showRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 12, 2017 | IcSuttoncoldfield

    ... as addictively likeable as it did half a century ago. The musical mastermind behind the band, guitarist Pete Townshend, is Daltrey's sole surviving partner in crime from those early days - Keith Moon was an early rock and roll casualty and John ...


  15. Baking pans. Dolls. Legos. South Florida libraries offer more than just booksRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 3, 2017 | South Florida Sun-Sentinel

    ... you have a family and want to go to a museum." The library also has a collection of vinyl records (including Pete Townshend's "Scoop") and 16-millimeter films (from "Winnie the Pooh and the Blustery Day" to "Olympia II," which has highlights of the ...


  16. Watch footage from The Whoa s special performance of a TommyaRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 1, 2017 | NME

    The veteran band played every song from their 1969 album during their benefit gig at the Teenage Cancer Trust series of events The Who marked their special gig at this year's Teenage Cancer Trust event by playing the entirety of their 1969 album 'Tommy' - watch fan-shot footage of some of the songs below. The veteran band performed as part of the annual charity event, which sees a series of gigs taking place at London's Royal Albert Hall and is primarily organised by The Who frontman Roger Daltrey and guitarist Pete Townshend.


  17. The Who's Roger Daltrey praises courage of young cancer patients at charity gigRead the original story

    Mar 31, 2017 | Ballymoney and Moyle Times

    ... taken about four weeks of rehearsals and the charity wouldn't have made any money, so we thought, f*** it." Pete Townshend interrupted his bandmate, saying: "Actually it was my fault, I couldn't get the acoustic to sound big enough," before adding ...


  18. A music critic goes to 'Hamilton'Read the original story w/Photo

    Mar 29, 2017 | Chicago Tribune

    ... would have actually been listening to or playing. Graying rock royalty such as Paul Simon ("The Capeman"), Pete Townshend (The Who's "Tommy"), Randy Newman ("Faust") and U2 ("Spider-Man: Turn off the Dark") took turns trying to bring rock 'n' roll ...


  19. McGregor Hall In 'Tommy,' rock 'n' roll morphs into bluegrassRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 24, 2017 | Daily Dispatch

    ... bluegrass we've been able to do. I think people will enjoy it. It's something unique." Composed by guitarist Pete Townshend of The Who, "Tommy" was released in 1969. It overcame some initial negative criticism to be named best album of 1969 in Jazz ...


  20. What to do in Ipswich and around Suffolk this weekendRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 22, 2017 | East Anglian Daily Times

    ... a 'fight director' listed amonst the creative team. Rock legend and The Who's guitarist and lead songwriter Pete Townshend is so impressed and enthused by The New Wolsey Theatre's production of his rock opera Tommy that he has penned two new songs ...