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TOUR DIARY – November 14, 2012

TEEN CANCER AMERICA   Wow! Roger did such a powerful and passionate presentation yesterday at the National Press Club Luncheon in Washington, DC that it brought tears to my eyes. Much of what he said was as new to me as it was to the audience. For me, Teenage Cancer has always been about raising […]

TOUR DIARY – November 7, 2012

  Great to be in the USA on election day. I would have been happy for either candidate to win. There are pros and cons. The only longing I have is for the President to work more closely with the UK than he appears to have done before. As unpopular as they ended up with […]

Summertime

This seems like a good time to catch up here. Last August the Quadrophenia Director’s Cut was done and dusted. I decided then to sign the contract with Harper Collins for my memoirs, picking up a project I put down first in 1998, then again in 2005. I thought I would have an easy ride. I’d already gathered all my archives. That had made it possible to write in a new way about Quadrophenia. I could segue straight into my life story. I had the diaries and papers in front of me. I enjoy writing, I figured for my memoirs all I needed to do was swap a studio for a writing desk, and in six months, I would be finished….

John Entwistle

John Entwistle. It’s ten years since his shocking death in Las Vegas. I have to say that this is not a particularly special time for me because I remember John every day. There is always something to trigger a fond memory. What does make the time just after John’s death in 2002 worth remembering and […]

Pete Townshend to perform at Prince's Trust Rock Gala

Photo: Greg Totman   The Prince’s Trust is delighted to announce the return of the Rock Gala. Rock royalty will once again collaborate with music’s brightest young stars at the Royal Albert Hall to raise funds for The Trust.   An evening of first class entertainment will be provided by a long list of Prince’s […]