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The Who's Quadrophenia

The Who And The Small Faces To Go Symphonic?

The Who is preparing to go on a tour where they’ll perform their 1973 classic, “Quadrophenia,” in full. But while they’re on the road, Pete Townshend’s musical collaborator, Rachel Fuller, is preparing a symphonic rendition of the album. Kenney Jones is currently working on an orchestral rendition of the Small Faces’ 1968 landmark release “Ogdens’ Nut Gone Flake.”

08/24/2012

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The Who To Release “Live In Texas ’75”

Shot at the beginning of their tour for The Who By Numbers, they included a number of songs from that album including “Squeeze Box,” “However Much I Booze,” “Dreaming From The Waist,” as well as earlier classics like “Substitute,” “I Can’t Explain,” “Baba O’Riley” and “Behind Blue Eyes” and an extended Tommy section, with “Amazing Journey,” “Acid Queen,” “Pinball Wizard,” “I’m Free” and “We’re Not Gonna Take It/See Me, Feel Me.”

08/24/2012

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The Olympic Effect: The Kinks, John Lennon & More Re-enter UK Charts

Though the U.S. charts don’t show the same influence, the Olympics effect is out in full force on on the U.K. charts this week.

08/22/2012

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New Releases: Tributes To Fleetwood Mac, Supertramp & More

Let’s take a look at this week’s albums, reissues and other musical goodies from classic artists making musical waves yet again.

08/14/2012

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NBC Pushes The Who’s Olympic Performance Past Midnight

With all the issues NBC has had during their broadcast of the London Olympics – from tape delaying, to spoiling results in their news coverage – it seems fitting that they saved their biggest fail for Olympics Closing Ceremony.

08/13/2012

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Your Guide To Olympic Closing Ceremony Music: The Who, The Beatles & What NBC Didn’t Air

The ceremony featured a “Symphony of British Music” over the last 50 years, which included a mega-set by The Who; a touch of Queen, Pink Floyd and The Kinks; five songs by the Beatles (though no Beatles performed in the ceremony); and the first performance in years by the reunited Spice Girls.

08/12/2012

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Ten Who Fans Trade In 1979 Tickets From Canceled Show

When longtime fan of The Who Ed McConnell first bought his tickets to see the band in Providence, R.I. in 1979 for only $11, he had no idea a cancellation was coming. Until this year, he thought the stub would be useless.

08/01/2012

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Read Anti-Piracy Letter from Elton John, The Who, Queen, Robert Plant to British Prime Minister

While artists speaking out against music piracy is nothing new, a formidable collection of UK music stars are urging British Prime Minister David Cameron to take action in the matter.

07/26/2012

Lysa D.'s KOOL Kollective

Lysa D.’s KOOL Kollective – 7/25/12

The Who is coming in concert in February 2013 and KOOL FM has got your tickets! They go on sale this weekend and we’ve been giving them away all week, before you can even buy […]

07/25/2012

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Who Tickets From Cancelled 1979 Show Can Be Used On New Tour

Back in 1979, then-Mayor of Providence Vincent “Buddy” Cianci cancelled The Who’s concert that year after a tragic accident at a Who concert in Cincinnati killed 11 people. Now fans who still have their tickets to the cancelled show can cash them in for a free ticket to The Who’s Providence show at the Dunkin’ Donuts Center on February 26, 2013.

07/23/2012

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