Roger Daltrey had forgotten hits in the ’80s too | Tampa Bay Times
These handmade quilts have been collected by the Society over the years. Also on display is the exhibit She Rolled Up Her Sleeves: Luzerne Countys Women at Work which focuses on the unsung heroines of our historythe women who worked hard but never get any credit. Located at 69 South Franklin Street (behind the Osterhout Library) the Museum is open Tuesday through Friday from noon to 2:00 p.m. and Saturday from noon to 4:00 p.m. Admission is $4.00 for adults, $2.00 for children, and free for Historical Society members. Both exhibits will remain on display through August 31, 2014. *Downtown Hazleton Farmers Market- Every Friday 10 am to 2 pm, Broad Street Between Laurel & Wyoming Streets *The Downtown Shenandoah Open Air Farm Market is in full swing from 8 a.m. to noon Tuesdays and Fridays through November. Regional farmers and growers set up shop along the east side of the first block of South Main Street and the south side of the first block of East Centre Street near the more than century-old Bolich & Burke building. They offer fruits, vegetables, various plants/flowers and other fare.
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While Daltrey amassed a nice catalog of solo material in the 80s, he had only one U.S. Top 40 hit with Without Your Love in 1980. His best selling album of the 80s was the 1985 album Under A Raging Moon, which was his tribute to the late Keith Moon. If you think the lead single Let Me Down Easy has a pop-friendly tone to it, it’s because the song comes from the Bryan Adams-Jim Vallance songbook and Adams even shows up in the video. The tune reached No. 86 on the singles chart at the beginning of 1986. Even as a 70-year old man, Daltrey still looks great and as mentioned yesterday, he and Townshend are teaming up to celebrate The Who’s 50th anniversary with a short UK tour this winter. [Last modified: Wednesday, August 20, 2014 9:11am]
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Splendor in the Glass | San Diego Reader
They had a tip jar and I was tempted to put $5 in and say, “That’s only if I don’t hear ‘Free Bird,'” which is a joke you hear in bars with cover bands. But, considering they’re playing acoustic standards without vocals, maybe “Girl from Ipanema” would work better. There were lots of tables set up with fruits, cheeses, wines, and desserts. Before I scarfed down four brownies, I thought I should at least check out the art. I was impressed by an artist named Susan Hirsch, who had large contemporary pieces. There was a guitar made of glass that I was surprised only took third place.
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The forgotten Pete Townshend solo hit: ‘A Friend Is A Friend’ | Tampa Bay Times
At the top of the list of kids movies I’ve seen over the years is The Iron Giant and today’s Lost and Found is about Pete Townshend and the80s origins of The Iron Giant. By 1989, Pete Townshend had an established solo career away from The Who and decided his next project would be a concept music album adapting the 1968 Ted Hughes book The Iron Man in which Townshend played the part of the boy Hogarth. For the album The Iron Man: The Musical, Townshend created a video just for the song A Friend Is A Friend that shows his vision of what the Iron Man looked like. The album was adapted for the stage and the musical fared well in the UK in the early 90s. By the late 90s, Warner Brothers saw a movie in the musical and although the details and title of the movie were changed, in 1999, the animated The Iron Giant was released. The feature was the first movie directed by Brad Bird, who would go on to win Oscars for his classics The Incredibles and Ratatouille. For his efforts, Townshend was given an executive producers credit for The Iron Giant. For a band who once declared “I hope I die before I get old”, The Who will celebrate their 50th year anniversary this year with a short tour of Ireland and the UK. http://thewho.com/
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