Pete Townshend

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David Lasley obituary
Singer-songwriter whose four-octave vocal range made him one of the most sought after backing singers in American music

Adam Sweeting

15, Dec, 2021 @5:35 PM

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The U-WHO: why Pete Townshend glued together his smashed guitars
It’s one of rock’n’roll’s defining images of excess. But breaking a guitar onstage is also expensive. Which is why the pop star came up with a clever plan to fix his instrument – and keep his reputation

14, Oct, 2020 @1:08 PM

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Mick Fleetwood review – rousing all-star celebration of Peter Green
A surprise appearance by original Fleetwood Mac member Jeremy Spencer was just one of the highlights in a concert where Noel Gallagher, Steven Tyler and others paint Green’s blues

Robin Denselow

26, Feb, 2020 @2:28 PM

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The Who: Who review – back and still causing a big sensation
Despite their precarious relationship, Daltrey and Townshend return for their first album in 13 years, snarling at the Grenfell disaster and hoping for world peace

Alexis Petridis

28, Nov, 2019 @12:00 PM

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Tommy review – Ken Russell's mad rock opera pinballs back into cinemas
Russell’s adaptation of the Who’s concept album about a blind pinball wizard is a fascinating time capsule featuring Oliver Reed, Elton John, Jack Nicholson, Tina Turner and Eric Clapton

Peter Bradshaw

22, Nov, 2019 @2:00 PM

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The big picture: punks and skins in harmony
The photographer who captured the spirit of punk has released a book of her most arresting portraits

Tim Adams

07, Jul, 2019 @6:00 AM

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What will you be reading next year? London book fair's star attractions
Salman Rushdie’s take on Don Quixote, Elton John’s memoirs and a study of criminals in Broadmoor – a selection of the biggest and most interesting books announced at the fair

Sian Cain

15, Mar, 2019 @4:12 PM

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The Who's Pete Townshend announces debut novel, The Age of Anxiety
Musician says his tale of the ‘dark art of creativity’ is part of a magnum opus that will eventually combine fiction with opera and installation art

Alison Flood

05, Mar, 2019 @12:54 PM

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The Who confirm first new studio album in 13 years
The group will also undertake what Roger Daltrey has said could be their last tour

Laura Snapes

14, Jan, 2019 @10:34 AM

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From Noël Coward to Frank Ocean: the greatest LGBT songs for Pride month
Hidden meanings and crafty metaphors have evolved into a more open exploration of sexuality, as shown from these 30 far-ranging songs

Jim Farber

07, Jun, 2018 @10:00 AM

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The Who review – the pinball wizard still casting his spell
The Who’s seminal 1969 rock opera, Tommy, retains its harrowing delights

Kitty Empire

02, Apr, 2017 @8:00 AM

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Letters: Gustav Metzger obituary
Russell Clarke writes: In 1962 Gustav Metzger gave a lecture at Ealing Technical College & School of Art, now part of the University of West London, entitled Auto Destructive Art, Auto Creative Art: The Struggle for the Machine Arts of the Future

Russell Clarke and Dennis Gould

26, Mar, 2017 @3:21 PM

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