September 19, 2020

2008-03-26 – The Town Talk

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The Associated Pm:

Singer Roger Daltrey (left) and guitar player Pete Townshend, of legendary British rock band The Who
perform at the arena in Oberhausen, Germany, in this June 2007 file photo. The Who will be honored by
VH1 during the Rock Honors. The band will be celebrated during a two-hour broadcast, to be taped July

12 in Los Angeles and aired on the network July 17. The group is due to perform along with other acts
who will pay tribute to the groundbreaking band.

Third annual VH1 Rock Honors
will pay tribute to The Who

The Associated Press

NEW YORK — VH1 holds
The Who in such high regard
that the rock group is the only
act being honored at its upcom-
ing Rock Honors.

Now in its third year, the Rock
Honors typically celebrate a
handful of momentous rock
groups and artists: previous
honorees have included 22 Top,
Genesis, Kiss and Queen.

But this year, only the Who
will be celebrated during the
two-hour broadcast, to be taped

July 12 in Los Angeles and aired
on the network July 17. The
group, which now consists sur-
viving members Roger Daltrey
and Pete Townshend, is due to
perform along with other acts
who will pay tribute to the leg-
endary band.

”The Who defined the rock
era. Their music truly pushed
boundaries, connected with mil-
lions of rock fans and inspired
countless bands to fulfill their
own musical destinies,” said
Tom Calderone, VHl's execu-

tive vice president and general
manager.

The Rock and Roll Hall of
Famers came to prominence in
the 19605 with hits like ”The
Kids Are Alright,” ”My Genera-
tion," and created the ground-
breaking rock opera "Tommy."

Drummer Keith Moon died
of an overdose of prescription
drugs in 1978, and bass guitarist
John Entwistle was found dead
of a heart attack in a Las Vegas
hotel room in 2002.