News archive 2012

Quadrophenia film gets the Criterion treatment

September 13, 2012

Quadrophenia film gets the Criterion treatment

The 1979 Quadrophenia film has received a stunning restoration courtesy of The Criterion Collection, which has just been released on DVD and Blu-ray in the US. The package includes a beautifully cleaned up digital transfer, a new 5.1 surround mix that was supervised by Bob Pridden, and loads of extr...

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Pete to appear in John Fahey documentary in Autumn 2012

September 13, 2012

Pete to appear in John Fahey documentary in Autumn 2012

Pete will be participating in the documentary 'In Search of Blind Joe Death - The Saga of John Fahey' - a film about the life of composer, guitarist, author, and provocateur John Fahey. The documentary is slated for an Autumn 2012 release, and will be a featured film at the Vancouver International ...

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Pete to receive the prestigious Les Paul award in January

September 13, 2012

Pete is scheduled to receive the Les Paul Award at the 28th Annual Technical Excellence & Creativity (TEC) Awards.  The ceremony will be held on the second day of the 2013 NAMM Show at the Anaheim Hilton on January 25. The Les Paul award recognizes people that have made a significant impac...

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Who I Am book signing and TV events scheduled for October

September 15, 2012

Who I Am book signing and TV events scheduled for October

Pete will be attending a few book signing events on the East Coast to help promote the launch of his autobiography Who I Am, which will be released by HarperCollins on October 8, 2012.    A Q&A and book reading is also scheduled at the library events in New York and Philadelphia.&nbs...

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Pete's book hits the press

October 4, 2012

Pete's book hits the press

There have been a lot of articles and reviews leading up to the launch of 'Who I Am', which will be released on Monday Oct 8 in the US.  Here are a few good ones to check out. Rolling Stone has a 10 page spread that includes extensive excerpts and a nice review that gives the book 4 and 1/2 st...

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WHO I AM media blitz!

October 15, 2012

WHO I AM media blitz!

There has been a whirlwind of press and media activity over the past week for the book launch of Pete's autobiography 'Who I Am'.  To view a comprehensive collection of book events, radio and television appearances, interviews, photos, videos and reviews, please visit the 'Who I Am' book ...

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The Who's Quadrophenia tour kicks off!

November 5, 2012

The Who's Quadrophenia tour kicks off!

The Who’s Quadrophenia tour got off to a great start with their opening shows in Florida last weekend. The new stage production of their famous 1973 rock opera has received a great response from all of those in attendance. Fans were especially pleased to see Pete giving a spirited high energy perfor...

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NPC event for Teen Cancer America program

November 12, 2012

NPC event for Teen Cancer America program

Pete and Roger appeared at a National Press Club event in Washington DC this afternoon, to discuss their charity "Who Cares" which supports Teen Cancer America.  Roger gave an impassioned speech, which was followed by a Q&A session with Pete and Roger.  To help support the Teen Cancer...

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Live interview on NPR Talk of the Nation

November 13, 2012

Live interview on NPR Talk of the Nation

Pete appeared in a live radio interview with Jacki Lyden on NPR's Talk of the Nation on November 12, where fans were able to call in and talk to Pete.  The audio stream and transcript of the show are available on the WBAA website. "Well, I've tried to avoid catharsis in my songwriting. I've t...

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Book signing event in Toronto on Nov 22

November 15, 2012

Pete will be appearing at the Indigo Manulife Centre in Toronto on Thursday, November 22. The following details have been posted on the Indigo website. Indigo Exclusive: In Conversation with Pete Townshend About this event: Jump on the Magic Bus! Join us as rock legend Pete Townshend – songwrite...

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The Who to play Concert For Sandy Relief

November 15, 2012

The Who to play Concert For Sandy Relief

The Who are scheduled to play a Robin Hood Relief Fund benefit concert that will support the victims of Hurricane Sandy.  The show will take place at the Madison Square Garden on 12-12-12, and will feature a stellar lineup of artists that include Paul McCartney, Bruce Springsteen, Billy Joel,...

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Late Show with David Letterman appearance

November 20, 2012

Late Show with David Letterman appearance

Pete made an appearance on “Late Show with David Letterman” last night to plug his book. Pete has appeared on Letterman’s show a number of times over the years, dating back to 1985. As with previous shows, the banter between Pete and David was very humorous and fun to watch. To view the entire epis...

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Indigo book event in Toronto

November 23, 2012

Indigo book event in Toronto

Pete attended a book event to promote his autobiography ‘Who I Am’ yesterday at the Indigo bookstore in Toronto, where he chatted for nearly an hour with broadcaster Alan Cross before signing books for fans. There is a nice article about the event up on the Digital Journal website. please vis...

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Sad week in Whoville

November 28, 2012

Sad week in Whoville

The Who family has lost three important friends this week, with the passing of Chris Stamp, Mike Shaw and Frank Barselona. Pete has posted lovely tributes for each up on thewho.com website. http://thewho.com/story/pete-townshend-remembers-chris-stamp/http://thewho.com/story/pete-townshend-remember...

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The Who rock the 12-12-12 Sandy Relief concert!

December 13, 2012

The Who were in top form and gave a high energy performance at the Concert for Sandy Relief benefit show last night at the Madison Square Garden in NYC. The band’s half hour set was a definite highlight during an evening that was chock full of legendary artists giving their best in support for a v...

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