Meeting Pete Townshend in the 1970’s, I was pleasantly surprised when he told me he often listened to my nighttime show. I wondered how that was possible, as he was living in England at the time. Pete explained that he had tapes of WNEW-FM sent to him regularly and that he often listened to my show while driving his daughter to school.
Being a huge Who fan, that was a great image to enjoy.
We’ve met up again several times since then and it was on his June 16, 1993 visit to promote his solo project Psychoderelict that he recalled his first NY appearance and the secret behind all those smashed guitars.
I interviewed Roger Daltry in 1985 for PM Magazine while he was promoting his newly released solo album Under a Raging Moon. It had been just three years since the Who had broken up and Roger was reflecting back on “his generation” at the age of 42.