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Pete Townshend

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  • The Who designs a T-shirt for City of Hope

     
    The Who is having a busy week. The iconic British band rocked the Super Bowl on Sunday, and now original members Pete Townsend and Roger Daltrey are unveiling a limited edition T-shirt they designed for Hard Rock International to benefit......
  • How to improve the Super Bowl halftime show: Make it a competition

     
    It's been a couple of days since the Saints told the Colts "Who Dat!" New Orleans has drunk its round of recovery Bloody Marys. Peyton Manning has had time to crawl into his Snuggie and contemplate his missteps (and missed......
  • ISRAEL: Did Netanyahu rip off peacenik policy?

     
    Hey, there's this guy out there doing my routine, Pete Townshend might (or not) have once harrumphed about Jimi Hendrix. To this very day, some disagree about who first broke guitars on stage and who did it better. Now, an......
  • Fox Sports chief David Hill promises no geezers during next Super Bowl halftime

     
    Fox Sports President David Hill has a lot on his mind. He needs to decide how much to bid on the 2014 and 2016 Olympics. He has to keep his eye on upcoming labor negotiations in the National Football League......
  • Tributes to the Who, George Martin

    Tributes to the Who, George Martin
    THERE ARE "once-in-a-lifetime" tribute and trophy shows most every weekend in Los Angeles, but Saturday night had been circled on the calendar for weeks by fans of the British Invasion as an evening of amazing confluence. Crosstown events promised to...
  • 'The Who's Tommy'

    'The Who's Tommy'
    Somewhere between arousal and a prayer, between raw blues and high opera: Pete Townshend's insistent, accelerating intro to "Pinball Wizard" is seven bars of the most exhilarating rock ever made. That ecstatic sense of liberation drives "The Who's Tommy,...
  • The road more traveled

    The road more traveled
    "Autophobia" is one of those concepts that carries a useful double meaning. As Brian Ladd defines it early in this brisk analysis of cars and car culture, it's "an obscure psychiatric diagnosis of 'fear of oneself.' " But, if bent just a little, it can...
  • Christmas music is in season

    Christmas music is in season
    The bounty of new holiday albums is impressive -- little else is selling, the thinking seems to be, so let's see if Santa and Rudolph can salvage the end of the year. This year's batch is suitably diverse, many hurriedly assembled as a seasonal bonus...
  • Paperback Writers: Sillitoe's still running

    Paperback Writers: Sillitoe's still running
    Alan Sillitoe, now in his 80s, grew up in Nottingham, in the English midlands, in the kind of squalor and poverty that, a century earlier, gave Charles Dickens nightmares. Sillitoe's father was a violent drunk; his mother, on occasion, was forced to...
  • The Shiers: A weekly profile of a family--its history, joys and trials

    In the space of 95 seconds, the world as Patty and Scot Shier knew it turned on end. Never to be the same. But Patty Shier will be the first to tell you that it took awhile--days into weeks--for it to entirely sink in; for her to truly begin to conceive...