Documentary planned on The Who

May 27, 2005 at 8:47 PM

NEW YORK, May 27 (UPI) -- The last surviving members of The Who have signed a deal for a documentary on the legendary 1960s rock group.

Pete Townshend and Roger Daltrey will be partners with Nigel Sinclair and Guy East of Spitfire Pictures. Variety reports that Townshend and Daltrey selected Spitfire because the company was involved with "No Direction Home: Bob Dylan," a two-part miniseries directed by Martin Scorsese and scheduled to air on PBS in September.

"When you think of the four pillars of that era, you think of the Beatles, the Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan and The Who," Sinclair said. "Pete is one of the greatest British songwriters, and the band was this powerful stage force with the guitar-smashing, the longform rock operas."

Townshend and Daltrey will be interviewed for the film and supply archival footage. They have also appealed to fans to offer any old movies of the band at work.

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