The Who making plans for their 50th anniversary in 2014 / 2015

  In various Uncut blogs and interviews Pete and Roger talk about their plans for their 50th anniversary in 2014.
 

  Pete and Roger on Tommy, touring and their 50th anniversary
(Uncut: interviewed by Michael Bonner on 23rd October 2013)

  The Who to record new material
(Uncut: December 2013)

  Roger Daltrey says The Who will make a new album this year
(Uncut: February 2014)

  The Who announce they will quit touring after 50th anniversary gig in 2015
(Uncut: March 2014)

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  Sensation: The Story Of Tommy (Dvd / Blu-Ray)
  The Who’s Sensation: The Story of Tommy is available on DVD and Blu Ray on March 11th. You can pre-order your copy now along with exclusive t-shirt, and poster that will have your name printed on it.
 

  press release - synopsis on the show

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  Wilko Johnson & Roger Daltrey - Going Back Home (CD / LP)

  Wilko Johnson and Roger Daltrey release a joint album in March. The album features 11 tracks, 10 of which are Johnson originals from both his Dr. Feelgood days and solo years. Johnson and Daltrey will perform tracks from the album at a one off show at London's O2 Shepherds Bush Empire on February 25.

  Wilko Johnson und Roger Daltrey bringen im März ein Gemeinschaftsalbum heraus. 10 der 11 Songs stammen aus Johnson's Zeit bei Dr. Feelgood und aus seinen Solojahren. Am 25. Februar präsentieren Johnsons und Daltrey im Londoner O2 Shepherds Bush Empire Stücke aus dem Album live.
 

  Wilko Johnson and Roger Daltrey reveal all about their album in Uncut April 2014 issue

   track listing

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  The Who Before The Who by Doug Sandom
  Doug Sandom joined The Who - then known as The Detours - as their drummer in 1962. It was a time when fires were being lit under the music scene worldwide, everything had to change and The Detours had a long way to go to become revolutionary leaders in their field. Doug has finally decided to write his memoirs. It is a punchy tale of gritty determination and ever-burning passion for music. As Pete Townshend writes in his moving foreword "Doug Sandom's work with our band gave me the confidence to drive the band as a writer and creative thinker ..."

  Doug Sandom kam 1962 als Schlagzeuger zu den Who - damals noch The Detours. Nun hat er sich entschieden, seine Memoiren zu schreiben. Ca. 150 Seiten, auf englisch, mit einem Vorwort von Pete Townshend.
 

  Doug talks in Daily Express online

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  50th Anniversary Of The British Invasion (Book)
  With a view to The Who's 50th anniversary in 2014 this book strolls through the story of the band on 64 pages along with lots of pictures. Slip case includes six 8x10 prints.

  Im Hinblick auf das 50-jährige Jubiläum von The Who in 2014 unternimmt das Buch auf 64 Seiten mit vielen Bildern einen Streifzug durch die langjährige Bandgeschichte. Die Mappe enthält zusätzlich sechs großformatige Fotodrucke.
 

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  Tommy - Super Deluxe Edition Box Set (4 CD)
  Out on 11th November 2013, the set features the seminal 1969 rock opera in full 5.1 surround sound, plus a host of bonus and demo recordings all taken from The Who's and Pete Townshend's personal archives. It also includes a complete disc of unheard concert recordings, most of which were recorded at the Capital Theatre, Ottawa, in 1969, with a few from other shows on that Tommy tour. These tapes were, legendarily, all supposed to have been destroyed, so quite a find! Memorabilia include handwritten lyrics, notes, posters and unseen photos. Besides the box some CD and vinyl issues are released with parts of the material.

  Pete's Meisterwerk ist nun eine aufwändig gestalte Box mit 4 CDs, einem Poster und einem 80-seitigen Buch mit viel Fanmaterial gewidmet. Das Set enthält unter anderem viele bislang ungehörte Aufnahmen aus Pete's Band-Archiven und als besonderes Schmankerl einen Live-Mitschnitt des Tommy-Blocks von dem Konzert am 15. Oktober 1969 im Capital Theatre in Ottawa. Daneben gibt es einige CD- und Vinyl-Veröffentlichungen mit Teilen aus dem Box-Material. (VÖ 11.November 2013)

Box Disc 1: The original album, 2013 digitally remastered in HD
Box Disc 2: The demos and outtakes from Pete's archives
Box Disc 3: The complete album remixed in 5.1 surround sound on new Hi Fidelity Pure Audio Blu-Ray format
Box Disc 4: The live 'bootleg' album featuring tracks from 1969 concerts

Deluxe 2CD: edition from box discs 1 and 4
Single CD: edition from box disc 1
2LP Vinyl: edition from box disc 1
Bluray Audio: edition from box disc 3
 

The Who: Tommy Digital Box Set App  The Who: Tommy Digital Box Set App at iTunes

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  Channel 4 Documentary
  I'm currently producing a documentary programme for Channel 4, which looks at the people of Britain and their relationship with karaoke.

I am looking for people and their exceptional stories to take part. I am hoping to find a story that tells of one person's devotion to a British artist and how they, as well as attend concerts, collect memorabilia and support their pop idol, also enjoy to sing out their favourite tracks, in order to get close to the music and experience it completely.

By using karaoke and music we would be able to hear the story of a "super fan" and gain a fun and enlightening insight in to their world. The documentary programme looks at the karaoke booth as a place to live out ambitions and dreams, or to forget about life's troubles - be it in celebration or escape, singing is a powerful tool to help us to unlock feelings about our lives and let go.

If you are interested in sharing your story, please contact Millie Bamford at karaoke@shine.tv OR 020 7483 6712

 

  Tommy Boy at CBS Watch! Magazine
  The Who’s Roger Daltrey became famous singing about his generation, but his storied career is thanks to lyrics and music that remain relevant even 40 years later. Three of the group’s biggest hits — Who Are You? Baba O’Riley and Won’t Get Fooled Again — serve as the theme songs for the three CSI series. Watch! caught up with the fabled rocker in London on the eve of The Who’s North American tour.
 

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  Chef Du Cinema: Quadrophenia
  Ron Deutsch discusses the story of the pie and mash shop used as a location in the Quadrophenia movie and posted a recipe for beef pie & mash.
 

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  "Maximum Rock" on Tour
  "Maximum Rock" geht auf Tour: Die inszenierte Autorenlesung mit Musik und Bildern. Warm-up Show am 9. März 2012, 20 Uhr in Stuttgart.

  Author Christoph Geisselhart of the German Who biography "Maximum Rock" goes live with reading and music.
 

  Informationen und Termine auf  www.thewho-lesung.com

   Warm-up Show Poster

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  Petition - Bring Back PETETOWNSHEND.COM
  In 2000, Pete Townshend launched a free personal website PETETOWNSHEND.COM, which was run out of Pete's Eel Pie Publishing office until 2006. During those years the site developed into one of the best artist websites on the internet, with a wide variety of content from Pete's personal archives which included daily diary entries, news, photos, video streams, media downloads, and biographical information.

Fans adored the site, and felt a very close connection to him through the work he did on it. On the last day of the 2007 tour, Pete left a final comment on his blog, shortly before closing it down. He told his fans that he planned on redesigning and relaunching PETETOWNSHEND.COM soon. Now Maria Niku designed a petition to let Pete know that his fans would very much like to see this happen!
 

  Online petition - bring back PETETOWNSHEND.COM!

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