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The Who announce new album, 50th anniversary tour dates

The Who announce new album, 50th anniversary tour dates

LONDON, June 30 (UPI) --The Who plan to release a new album ahead of their "The Who Hits 50" anniversary tour this fall, which will most likely be their final major outing.
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UPI Almanac for Sunday, May 19, 2013.
By United Press International

George Jones, iconic country singer, dies at 81

NASHVILLE, April 26 (UPI) -- George Jones, the iconic country music singer known by generations for his distinctive voice and phrasing, died Friday in Nashville at 81, his publicist said.

Pete Townshend apologizes for expletive

HAMILTON, Ontario, March 3 (UPI) -- Rock star Pete Townshend has apologized for mouthing "[expletive] you" to a man and his daughter at a concert of The Who in Canada.
Pussy Riot trial a test for rebranded Putin

Pussy Riot trial a test for rebranded Putin

MOSCOW, Aug. 3 (UPI) -- Russian President Vladimir Putin faces a tough test as he grapples with feminist punk and rock stars and their friends worldwide.
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The Who plans N. American concert tour

The Who plans N. American concert tour

LONDON, July 18 (UPI) -- British rock band The Who announced Wednesday plans for a North American concert tour during which they'll perform "Quadrophenia" in its entirety.

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UPI Almanac for Saturday, May 19, 2012.
By United Press International
Freeman, Streisand receive Kennedy honors

Freeman, Streisand receive Kennedy honors

WASHINGTON, Dec. 8 (UPI) -- The careers of Morgan Freeman, George Jones, Barbra Streisand, Twyla Tharp, Pete Townshend and Roger Daltrey were celebrated Sunday in Washington, D.C.
Caroline Kennedy to preside over 'Honors'

Caroline Kennedy to preside over 'Honors'

WASHINGTON, Oct. 16 (UPI) -- Caroline Kennedy has agreed to act as host of the upcoming "31st annual Kennedy Center Honors" in Washington for the sixth year running, CBS announced.
Freeman, Streisand set for Kennedy Honors

Freeman, Streisand set for Kennedy Honors

WASHINGTON, Sept. 9 (UPI) -- Morgan Freeman, Barbra Streisand and Twyla Tharp are among those to be feted at the upcoming "31st annual Kennedy Center Honors," CBS announced Tuesday.
Who members 'at each other's throats'

Who members 'at each other's throats'

NEW YORK, July 18 (UPI) -- British rock icons Pete Townshend and Roger Daltrey are bickering ahead of their upcoming reunion tour with The Who, a source says.

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UPI Almanac for Monday, May 19, 2008.
By United Press International

Ticket rules strict for Zeppelin gig

LONDON, Oct. 9 (UPI) -- Led Zeppelin fans could be denied entry to the band's upcoming London concert if they bought tickets with someone else's credit card, the BBC has reported.

Group for the ages cracks British chart

LONDON, June 4 (UPI) -- The Zimmers, a new 40-member British rock group with a combined age of 3,000, basked in the glow of popularity with a top-30 entry in Britain's singles chart.
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NYP2003011312 - NEW YORK, Jan. 13 (UPI) Composer/guitarist Pete Townshend, an original member of the British rock and roll band "The Who," was arrested on Jan 13, 2003 in England on suspicion of creating and dealing in child pornography. rlw/ep/Ezio Petersen UPI
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Peter Dennis Blandford "Pete" Townshend ( /ˈtaʊnzənd/; born 19 May 1945) is an English rock guitarist, vocalist, songwriter and author, known principally as the guitarist and songwriter for the rock group The Who, as well as for his own solo career. His career with The Who spans more than forty years, during which time the band grew to be considered one of the most influential bands of the 60s and 70s, and, according to Eddie Vedder, "possibly the greatest live band ever."

Townshend is the primary songwriter for The Who, having written well over one hundred songs for the band's eleven studio albums, including concept albums and the rock operas Tommy and Quadrophenia, plus popular rock and roll radio staples like Who's Next, and dozens more that appeared as non-album singles, bonus tracks on reissues, and tracks on rarities compilations like Odds & Sods. He has also written over one hundred songs that have appeared on his solo albums, as well as radio jingles and television theme songs. Although known primarily as a guitarist, he also plays other instruments such as keyboards, banjo, accordion, synthesiser, bass guitar and drums, on his own solo albums, several Who albums, and as a guest contributor to a wide array of other artists' recordings. Townshend has never had formal lessons in any of the instruments he plays.

Townshend has also been a contributor and author of newspaper and magazine articles, book reviews, essays, books, and scripts, as well as collaborating as a lyricist (and composer) for many other musical acts. Townshend was ranked #3 in Dave Marsh's list of Best Guitarists in The New Book of Rock Lists, #10 in Gibson.com's list of the top fifty guitarists, and #50 in Rolling Stone magazine's 2003 list: 100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time. Townshend was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a member of The Who in 1990.

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