Happy Birthday to Pete Townshend, who turns 78 today (May 19th)!!! Townshend, who is the primary creative force behind the Who, wrote nearly all of the band's music and has been responsible for crafting the stories and themes behind such rock classics as Tommy, Who's Next, and Quadrophenia.
Back in March, Townshend released his first new solo single in 29 years. The acoustic-based track, titled, “Can't Outrun The Truth,” was written by Townshend's wife and frequent collaborator, Rachel Fuller, produced by Charlie Pepper, and engineered by Townshend's brother-in-law, Jon Astley. The track originally appeared in the 2020 Jude Law film, The Hat. All proceeds will benefit the Teenage Cancer Trust.
April saw the release of Pete Townshend and Ann-Margret's new take on the Everly Brothers' 1957 top two rock classic, “Bye Bye Love.” The track, which also features country legend T.G. Sheppard, is but one of the singer's star-studded team-ups featured on her new album, Born To Be Wild.