Simon Townshend
British guitarist
Simon Townshend
Simon Townshend is a British guitarist, singer and songwriter. He is the younger brother of The Who's Pete Townshend, and is most associated with The Who and the various side projects of its original members.
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The Who review: Long live rock
San Francisco Chronicle - about 4 years
The Who review: Long live rock On its first North American tour in four years, the band had already powered through the entirety of its 1973 double album, "Quadrophenia," without saying a word and was ready to move on to more familiar ground. Daltrey's voice, which had held up remarkably well during the first half of the concert, weathering Pete Towshend's relentless guitar attacks, sounded like it was in shreds as he reached for the more elusive notes in classics like "Pinball Wizard" and "Baba O'Riley." [...] it was a miracle the "Quadrophenia and More" tour, which kicked off in November in Florida, even happened. Daltrey, who had a precancerous growth removed from his vocal cords before the band's appearance at the Super Bowl XLIV halftime show in 2010, had expressed his disdain for performing material from "Quadrophenia." Backed by an eight-piece touring band featuring a two-man horn section, three keyboard players, Pino Palladino on bass, Pete's brother S ...
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The Who Tickets: Cheap Concert Tickets Announces Official Ticket Onsales for The Who 2012 "Quadrophenia Tour" are on Friday, July 27th.
Yahoo News - over 4 years
Cheap Concert Tickets announces that Roger Daltrey and Peter Townshend, the two surviving members of the original band, have announced that The Who will perform the 1973 album "Quadrophenia" in its entirety during their 2012 North American concert tour which will visit 36 cities along the way. They will be performing along with Zak Starkey, Simon Townshend, Chris Stainton, Pino Palladino and Frank Simes. This exciting tour will have two separate legs with the Christmas holidays in between. The Who 2012-13 tour opens on November 1st and it will end at the end of February. ...
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The Who Concert Tickets: Presales for The Who Tickets Begin Today at 10am EDT! QueenBeeTickets.com Has Delighted Fans by Offering a Discount Code for Tickets for The Who.
Yahoo News - over 4 years
Music fans are delighted that The Who has recently announced a 2012 tour and today marks the beginning of a true ticket buying frenzy across the country for The Who tickets! This is the first time that The Who has played on North American soil in four years, so ticket demand is expected to be very high. For this tour, Zak Starkey, Pino Palladino, Simon Townshend, Chris Stainton, Loren Gold and Frank Simes will join original The Who members Pete Townshend and Roger Daltrey. A highlight of each evening will be when the band performs their 1973 album Quadrophenia in its entirety. ...
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The Who hit replay on "Quadrophenia" for new tour
Yahoo News - over 4 years
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Legendary British rockers the Who will hit the road for their first North American concert tour in four years, playing the entire rock opera "Quadrophenia" alongside other memorable hits, the band said on Wednesday. The road trip starts in Florida on November 1, and features founding members Roger Daltrey and Pete Townshend, alongside Zak Starkey, Pino Palladino, Simon Townshend, Chris Stainton, Loren Gold and Frank Simes. The Who are among the bands that led the British Invasion of the United States in the mid-1960s following the massive success of the Beatles. ...
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Roger Daltrey - hotpress.com (subscription)
Google News - over 5 years
A cracking band included long-time Who member, Simon Townshend (Pete's brother) and a Jack White lookalike on guitar, along with a terrific rhythm section and keyboard player. Opening with a pair of powerhouse Who classics 'I Can See For Miles' and
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Roger Daltrey et Tommy (ou quand le chanteur des Who se remet au flipper) - AlloMusic
Google News - over 5 years
Le gars Roger, tout dépité, s'est alors résigné à les remplacer par deux guitaristes, Frank Simes et Simon Townshend (le frère cadet de Pete), le bassiste Jon Button, le claviériste Loren Gold et le batteur Scott Deavours. On a fait pire
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Nostalgische Roger Daltrey trekt alle rockregisters open - Het Nieuwsblad
Google News - over 5 years
LOKEREN - Roger Daltrey, de legendarische leadzanger van The Who, is ondertussen 67 en startte begin juli samen met ondermeer gitarist Simon Townshend, de broer van Pete, een tournee waarop ze de moeder aller rockopera's Tommy opnieuw tot leven brengen
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Roger Daltrey Beats Cold For Tommy Show - Contactmusic.com
Google News - over 5 years
He and his band - which includes Pete's younger brother Simon Townshend and Frank Simes on guitar - then kicked off with 'I Can See For Miles'. Following the rendition of The Who classic one boisterous fan shouted to Roger "you warmed up yet?
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A jelen és az alapok – The Who életmű VII. - Hardrock
Google News - over 5 years
Néhol hallani Pino Palladino, Stuart Ross, Zak Starkey és Simon Townshend játékát is a fő hangszereken. Meglepő lehet, de az album felvételei során külön producer foglalkozott a zenei részleggel (Robert Pridden) és külön szakembert szerződtettek
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Daltrey Plays Tommy - La Repubblica
Google News - over 5 years
Eccellente Simon Townshend, elettrico e appassionato, e notevole il batterista Scott Devors. Io mi sono divertito, commosso, appassionato, emozionato, mai annoiato. Peccato che il tour non è arrivato in Italia Scritto venerdì, 22 luglio 2011 alle 14:34
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Roger Daltrey, Broadlands, Romsey - Daily Echo
Google News - over 5 years
The line-up includes guitarist Simon Townshend, brother of Who legend and Tommy composer Pete Townshend. In one of their biggest gigs, young Southampton- Romsey rock band 'Til Dusk did a magnificent job in bringing the audience to the boil for this
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Faicibh e, fairichibh e, tha Roger Daltrey beò - Scotsman
Google News - over 5 years
Le Simon Townshend, bràthair Pete, air giotàr, chluich e Tomaidh air fad agus lean e seo le cuid de na h-òrain as ainmeil aca. Chluich ee dìreach mar a bha e air a' chlàr, rud nach d' rinn a' Who fhèin riamh, gu slaodach le meur-chlàr, pràis agus tòrr
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Daltrey to play The Who classics at Villa - Isle of Man Today
Google News - over 5 years
Joining him will be Frank Simes (guitar), Scott Deavours (drums), Jon Button (Bass), Loren Gold (Keyboards) and also on guitar will be Simon Townshend, younger brother of Pete. Pete Townshend, commenting on the tour, said: 'Great to see Roger
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Roger Daltrey to perform Tommy in the Isle of Man - isleofman.com
Google News - over 5 years
Joining Daltrey will be Frank Simes (guitar), Scott Deavours (drums), Jon Button (Bass), Loren Gold (Keyboards) and also on guitar will be Simon Townshend, younger brother of The Who's guitarist Pete Townshend. It will be Daltrey's first gig in the
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Roger Daltrey opfører Tommy på Tåsinge - GAFFA.dk
Google News - over 5 years
Roger Daltrey fremfører rockoperaen sammen med Frank Simes (guitar), Scott Deavours (trommer), Jon Button (bas), Loren Gold (keyboards) og også på guitar Simon Townshend, The Who-guitaristen Pete Townshends yngre bror. "'Tommy', et album, som
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Roger Daltrey to open 'Tommy' tour at Hard Rock - Sun-Sentinel (blog)
Google News - almost 6 years
Daltrey's touring band includes guitarist Simon Townshend, younger brother of legendary Who guitarist Pete Townshend. Said Townshend the elder: "I will be there in spirit and Roger has my complete and most loving support... It is wonderful to hear the
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Roger Daltrey tour takes 'Tommy' across North America - Ticket News
Google News - almost 6 years
Daltrey's touring band will include guitarists Frank Simes and Simon Townshend (younger brother of Who guitarist Pete Townshend), bassist Jon Button, drummer Scott Deavours, and keyboardist Loren Gold. "Roger is touring his unique concert version of
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Roger Daltrey Bringing The Who's Tommy To America (A Top Story) - antiMUSIC.com
Google News - almost 6 years
On the trek, Daltrey will be backed by will be Frank Simes (guitar), Scott Deavours (drums), Jon Button (bass), Loren Gold (keyboards) and, also on guitar, Simon Townshend (younger brother of Pete). Pete Townshend is not involved but gave his best
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Simon Townshend
    FIFTIES
  • 2012
    Age 51
    In February 2012, he began his own tour of the UK, in support of his new album "Looking Out, Looking In".
    More Details Hide Details His live band for this contained Tony Lowe (guitar), Phil Spalding (bass), and Greg Pringle (drums). Townshend has released several solo albums, the first being Sweet Sound (1983), followed by Moving Target (1985). In September 1997, Rising Records released a remixed, re-sequenced Among Us (Rising RR10105). The American re-release was put out by Rising Records, a label owned by folk singer/songwriter Jonathan Edwards. Simon toured with son Ben on percussion. Simon is married to Janie Townshend, with whom he has three children. His song "Girl in New York" was written for her.
  • FORTIES
  • 2009
    Age 48
    In the fall of 2009, he embarked on a tour of the US with Roger Daltrey and the No Plan B band.
    More Details Hide Details The band continued touring in the spring of 2010, playing a number of dates in support of Eric Clapton. Further tours in 2011 and 2012 followed, with the band performing a complete version of Tommy.
    On 11 August 2009 Simon joined Pearl Jam onstage at the Shepherd's Bush Empire in London for a performance of "The Real Me" from The Who's Quadrophenia album.
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  • 2006
    Age 45
    In 2006 Townshend joined the European leg of The Who's tour, playing a support set with Casbah Club as well as performing with The Who (see The Who Tour 2006-2007).
    More Details Hide Details Townshend played rhythm guitar, mandolin, and performed backing vocals. He played a modified Fender Stratocaster with P-90 pick-ups. Townshend also uses a signature guitar designed and developed by JJ Guitars in addition to their Retro Lux model. His first credited collaboration with The Who involved participation as one of the supporting choralists for Ken Russell's film adaptation of Tommy. Townshend also appeared on his brother's solo album The Iron Man: A Musical, singing on the song "Man Machines" and an alternative version of "Dig". He contributed backing vocals to The Who's Endless Wire album (2006).
  • 2002
    Age 41
    He later rejoined the band as a full touring member in 2002 and has played with them on each of their tours since.
    More Details Hide Details Simon also joined Casbah Club in 2004, which included Bruce Foxton (The Jam) and Mark Brzezicki (Big Country) and Bruce Watson (Big Country), where he functioned as lead guitarist, lead vocalist and songwriter.
  • THIRTIES
  • 1996
    Age 35
    After starting his own record label and production company, Stir Music, he released several other albums including studio and live performances. He joined The Who as a second guitarist for their Quadrophenia Tour in 1996 and 1997.
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1960
    Born
    Born on October 10, 1960.
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