Tag Archives: Pete Townsend

The Who’s TOMMY at 50

Photo by Jim Summaria – Contact us/Photo submission, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=5574716 This year we’re celebrating the 50th anniversary of The Who’s pioneering rock opera, Tommy. The Who were a re-working of an earlier band, the Detours. With their classic lineup in place and a new name, The Who — Pete Townsend, John Entwistle, Keith [...]

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New Who

While we’ll never settle the Beatles/Stones question it’s easy to forget the greatness that was The Who. Of course, the band is still putting out music, but, for me, something is missing — that something, of course, is Keith Moon and John Entwistle. That said, there are records that I revisit every year. At the [...]

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The Who, The Mods and Quadrophenia at 40

For those readers who are unfamiliar with Mod culture, let’s begin with the Wiki: Mod (from modernist) is a subculture that originated in London, England, in the late 1950s and peaked in the early to mid-1960s. Significant elements of the mod subculture include fashion (often tailor-made suits); music, including African American soul, Jamaican ska, British [...]

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