When 'Who Came First' was released in 1972 the UK press were sent the album together with a press release containing several sheets of photocopies of Pete's handwritten notes on the songs. I haven't seen a copy of these for a few years and my own 'copy of a copy' has disappeared. Does anyone have a copy of these that they would be willing to scan for me? If you do please contact me. Thanks.
On June 2nd 2017 Eagle Rock Entertainment release The Who's performance at the Isle of Wight Festival 2004. It will be the first release for this show and Eagle Rock, who did such a great job with Pete's Rockpalast performance, will release it as a DVD, Blu-ray and as a DVD+2CD set. I was asked to write the liner notes once again for this release and the show brought back some lovely memories. I was working for Pete at the time and watched the show from the side of the stage. I say 'watched' but I was working not just hanging out and having fun.
I am currently researching and writing a book about the solo careers of Pete Townshend, Roger Daltrey, John Entwistle and Keith Moon, outside of The Who. Having written previously on the band I've now decided to look at the work the band members have done as solo artists. A varied and entertaining ride it is too.
A lot of books have been (or are due to be) released about The Who since they celebrated their 50th anniversary and I wanted to do something different. I intend to explore the solo work of each member of the band in as much detail as The Who's body of work was covered in 'Anyway Anyhow Anywhere - the complete chronicle of The Who 1958 - 1978', which I co-wrote with Andy Neill.