Townshend in the city.
The rock legend headed to the city to party with the cast of Quadrophenia at the Belgrade Theatre. The rock opera ends its British tour at the city venue today and Townshend and the show's producers came to Coventry for a farewell party.
The show has proved a hit with city audiences and around 50 riders from Coventry's All Or Nothing scooter club gathered before the first performance of the musical earlier this week.
The rock special follows the success of the 1979 film, which starred Sting and Phil Daniels and is based on The Who's album of the sane name. Pete Townshend said: "I was a Mod. No question about it. The other three guys in The Who were not.
"My best friend at art college, Nick Bartlett, and his older brother Tim were the sharpest Mods I came across. I hung out with them as much as I could.
"The thing is that anyone could be a Mod. You didn't need to be working-class.
"I once hung out with a group of Mods in Brighton with a girl and we slept under the pier and chased rockers."
ROCK OPERA... The Who's Pete Townshend and the cast of Quadrophenia
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|Publication:||Coventry Evening Telegraph (England)|
|Date:||Oct 3, 2009|
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