This Guitar Has Seconds To Live – Richard Houghton’s new book
The Who
by Richard Evans
2w ago
Richard Houghton, the author of This Guitar Has Seconds To Live, recently published by Spenwood Books, will take part in a Q&A evening at the Sound Lounge in Sutton, southwest London, on Thursday, April 18th. The book, the latest in Houghton’s People’s History series, describes The Who’s complete history as a live force, as told by more than 500 fans. He will be in conversation with music journalist, author and Sound Lounge patron Paul Sexton. The new volume features eye-witness accounts of The Who’s rise from pub and club gigs to landmark performances at Monterey, Woodstock, Leeds Univer ..read more
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Pete Townshend: Two new limited edition half speed masters
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by Richard Evans
2w ago
THE SECOND IN A SERIES OF NEW LIMITED EDITION HALF SPEED MASTERED ALBUMS ALL THE BEST COWBOYS HAVE CHINESE EYES AND WHITE CITY (A NOVEL) MASTERED BY JON ASTLEY AT CLOSE TO THE EDGE AND CUT FOR VINYL BY MILES SHOWELL AT ABBEY ROAD STUDIOS RELEASED ON UMR on 17 MAY 2024 AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER NOW http://petetownshend.lnk.to/halfspeedmasters 17 May 2024 sees the release of the second in a series of half speed mastered studio albums from Pete Townshend, All The Best Cowboys Have Chinese Eyes and White City (A Novel). These limited-edition black vinyl versions have been mastered by long-time Who ..read more
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Roger Daltrey announces special semi-acoustic U.S. tour in June
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by Richard Evans
3w ago
LEGENDARY WHO FRONTMAN ROGER DALTREY ANNOUNCES SPECIAL SEMI-ACOUSTIC U.S. TOUR IN JUNE  NINE CITY RUN, ANOTHER CAPSTONE IN THE PERFORMER’S HALL OF FAME CAREER  Special Guests on Selected Dates Grammy Nominated KT TUNSTALL and Singer/Songwriter DAN BERN Tickets On Sale Starting Friday, March 22 at 10 am Local Time Check local Venues for Pre-Sale info Roger Daltrey – legendary rock icon and co-founder of one of music’s most inspirational and influential forces, The Who, will be returning to the States on a special solo tour this June, presenting a mostly acoustic set of Who gems, rari ..read more
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Teenage Wasteland: The Who at Winterland, 1968 and 1976
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by Richard Evans
3w ago
By EDOARDO GENZOLINI. Foreword by JOEL SELVIN The Who first went to America in 1967 and from that year on they toured there extensively – and, amazingly, still do. Over the years, they developed a lasting endearment for several particular venues across the US; venues they would affectionately refer to in their later years as their ‘US home’. Places such as the Grande Ballroom in Detroit, MI, run by local DJ Russ Gibb and later managed by Pete’s art school chum, Tom Wright. Madison Square Garden in New York City, of course, and The Spectrum in Philly. Then there were the Fillmores; Fillmore Ea ..read more
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Roger Daltrey and his band at Ravinia Festival 2024
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by Richard Evans
1M ago
Roger Daltrey and his band will be appearing at this year’s Ravinia Festival in Highland Park, Illinois on 29 June 2024. Roger’s band will consist of Simon Townshend, guitars;  Jon Button, bass; Loren Gold, keyboards; Frank Simes, guitars; Scott Devours, drums and Katie Jacoby, violin. Roger’s special guest for this momentous night will be the fabulous KT Tunstall. Tickets on-sale 8.00am CT, Wednesday 23 April 2024. Ticket link: https://www.ravinia.org/Online/Article/062924-RogerDaltrey The post Roger Daltrey and his band at Ravinia Festival 2024 appeared first on The Who ..read more
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Limited edition prints from A History Of Teenage Cancer Trust at the Royal Albert Hall
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by Richard Evans
1M ago
A new series of gig posters celebrating the history of the annual show series at the Royal Albert Hall. Featuring newly commissioned artworks from across the shows’ history, with each design available in an autographed limited edition of prints. The Who 2000 and The Who 2024 autographed prints form part of this new project, all raising funds for the charity. Available now, a limited edition print of The Who 2000 show at the Royal Albert Hall for Teenage Cancer Trust in our series of retrospective gig posters. Created by Joel Burden and each one autographed by Roger Daltrey. Limited edition of ..read more
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Roger Daltrey celebrates his 80th birthday!
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by Richard Evans
1M ago
Who’d have thought that this little fellow, seen here with his mum Irene, would today be celebrating his 80th birthday? Seems hard to believe, doesn’t it? So what better way to mark your 80th birthday than having your own beer made for you by your family brewery! Jamie, Des, Chris and all the crew at Lakedown Brewery, the company run on the Daltrey family farm and fishing lakes, got together and created a special beer exclusively for Roger to celebrate in style. This Lakedown 3.8% RPA is Roger’s favourite American Pale Ale loaded with Mosaic and Idaho 7 hops for a punchy and aromatic finish ..read more
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Roger Daltrey and his band in San Diego
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by Richard Evans
1M ago
Roger Daltrey, lead singer and founder of legendary band The Who will be at the Rady Shell at Jacobs Park, San Diego, CA on 6 May 2024 for a one-off night of solo songs, rare cuts and some Who favourites. Roger’s band will consist of Simon Townshend, guitars;  Jon Button, bass; Loren Gold, keyboards; Frank Simes, guitars; Scott Devours, drums and Katie Jacoby, violin. Roger’s special guest for this momentous night will be the fabulous KT Tunstall. Venue pre-sale 10.00am PT, Thursday 22 February and general on-sale 10.00am PT, Friday 23 February 2024. Ticket link: https://www.th ..read more
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John Entwistle: The Ox Box Set!
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by Richard Evans
1M ago
JOHN ENTWISTLE THE OX BOX SET SIX CDs IN FACSIMILE WALLETS IN A CLAMSHELL BOX, WITH 28-PAGE BOOKLET Release date:  10 May 2024 Available to pre-order now: https://lnk.to/JohnEntwistle As The Who navigated their incendiary path through the sixties, John Entwistle, aka The Ox showed that he was a talented songwriter as well as being a formidable musician. Whilst no doubt thrilled to be the bass guitarist of such a successful band, Entwistle had voiced his discontent to others within the greater Who family about the lack of outlets for his songs, and this perhaps informed the decision for t ..read more
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‘The Story of The Who’ for Record Store Day 2024
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by Richard Evans
2M ago
The Who are participating in this year’s Record Store Day with the reissue of 1976’s The Story Of The Who, sometimes regarded as the most complete Who ‘best of’ album. The gatefold sleeve includes a replica of the original 8-page booklet with the two LPs pressed on coloured pink and green vinyl. Mastered by long-time Who engineer Jon Astley and cut by Miles Showell at Abbey Road Studios. Released on April 20th for #RSD24. Exclusively available at participating record stores: Find a participating independent record store near you https://recordstoreday.co.uk/store-locator/ Side One Magic Bus ..read more
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