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‘He was very, very drunk': Original Quadrophenia era saw the Who devolve into a nasty tangle

‘He was very, very drunk': Original Quadrophenia era saw the Who devolve into a nasty tangle

As the Who gears up for another series of shows featuring Quadrophenia, beginning on June 8, 2013 at Dublin, it’s worth remembering that things haven’t always gone so well

‘A possibility of flying apart at any moment': For Pete Townshend, it’s a wonder the Who is still here

‘A possibility of flying apart at any moment': For Pete Townshend, it’s a wonder the Who is still here

Even as the Who announced the final dates of their sold-out Quadrophenia and More tour across the UK, Pete Townshend can’t help but marvel that they’re still together at all. And not just because they’ve lost two members.

On Second Thought: The Who – A Quick One [Happy Jack] (1966)

By the time the Who released this album, they had already established themselves as one of the most important and inventive bands trolling the British landscape.

‘If it’s getting a bit quiet, I just swing my arm': Pete Townshend thrilled to be windmilling back in England

‘If it’s getting a bit quiet, I just swing my arm': Pete Townshend thrilled to be windmilling back in England

Pete Townshend says he can’t wait for the Who’s on-going Quadrophenia and More tour to return to his native UK, calling the 1973 double-album hit “a quintessentially English piece.”

Simon Townshend – Looking Out Looking In (2012)

Simon Townshend – Looking Out Looking In (2012)

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mambstsOPG4&w=500&h=305] Might as well get the Who stuff out of the way; Yes, he’s Pete Townshend’s baby brother. Has appeared on Who albums from Tommy to Endless Wire, and on tours with the band, Pete and frontman Roger Daltrey. But there’s more to Simon Townshend.

New Music Monday: Eric Burdon, Kid Rock, Nektar, Curved Air, Carmen McRae, Iron Maiden

Eric Burdon returns with a scalding collaboration alongside the Greenhornes out of Cincinnati, a band that expertly revives the garage-rock sound of the Animals. There are also new sides from Kid Rock, Nektar and Curved Air.

On Second Thought: The Who – Quadrophenia (1973)

On Second Thought: The Who – Quadrophenia (1973)

Quadrophenia is getting new attention after the remaining members of the Who launched a U.S. tour this month focusing on their long-overlooked second rock opera. But how does it hold up nearly 40 years later?

The Friday Morning Listen: The Who – Who Are You (1978)

Do you have something you’d like to be remembered for? Something you wrote? A song that you composed. Maybe your longtime involvement in charity?

Books: Who I Am: A Memoir, by Pete Townshend

Books: Who I Am: A Memoir, by Pete Townshend

In an undelivered letter “written to the gods,” Pete Townshend advised his young son on his first birthday in 1990 to “Be a pessimist. It is the safest, most pragmatic way to be.

‘We feel the ghosts': Pete Townshend on continuing with the Who after losses of Keith Moon, John Entwistle

‘We feel the ghosts': Pete Townshend on continuing with the Who after losses of Keith Moon, John Entwistle

As Pete Townshend prepares to retake the road with Roger Daltrey, he talked frankly about the Who’s two lost members, drummer Keith Moon and bassist John Entwistle.