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Submitted to Cashbox Canada ‘Who Came First’ is the debut solo record by Pete Townshend, first released in 1972. The album collected together tracks from Townshend's private pressings of his tributes to Meher Baba, Happy Birthday and I Am, as well as demos from the unrealized concept album Lifehouse, part of which became The Who's classic Who's Next album. To celebrate the 45th Anniversary, the album will be released as a 2 CD-expanded version, featuring eight previously unreleased tracks, new edits, alternative versions and live performances. Also included in the eight-panel digipak are new sleeve notes provided by Townshend himself, the original poster from the 1972 release and a 24-page booklet which contains rare images of Meher Baba and Townshend in his recording studio. The cover photo of Townshend, taken by Graham Hughes (who also shot the cover of The Who's Quadrophenia), has been updated for this release. The Who are an English rock band that formed in 1964. Their classic line-up consisted of lead singer Roger Daltrey, guitarist and singer Pete Townshend, bass guitarist John Entwistle and drummer Keith Moon. They are considered one of the most influential rock bands of the 20th century, selling over 100 million records worldwide and holding a reputation for their live shows and studio work. Pete Townshend California 1967The Who developed from an earlier group, the Detours, and established themselves as part of the pop art and mod movements, featuring auto-destructive art by destroying guitars and drums on stage. Their first single as the Who, " I Can't Explain", reached the UK top ten, followed by a string of singles including " My Generation", " Substitute" and " Happy Jack". In 1967, they performed at the Monterey Pop Festival and released the US top ten single " I Can See for Miles", while touring extensively. The group's fourth album, 1969's rock opera Tommy , included the single "Pinball Wizard" and was a critical and commercial success. Live appearances at Woodstock and the Isle of Wight Festival , along with the live album Live at Leeds, cemented their reputation as a respected rock act. With their success came increased pressure on lead songwriter and visionary Townshend, and the follow-up to Tommy, Lifehouse, was abandoned. Songs from the project made up 1971's Who's Next, which included the hit "Won't...

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Stony Plain Records announces the signing of acclaimed Canadian roots guitarist/singer Sue Foley and will release her label debut CD, The Ice Queen, on March 2, 2018.

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