The Who’s summer Sandringham show felt like “the end of an era

by Patria
The Who

Pete Townshend has admitted that The Who’s orchestral show at Sandringham this summer felt like “the end of an era.

Townshend, 78, wants to get together with his bandmate Roger Daltrey to see what’s next for the band as their historic show in August seemed to mark the end of a chapter for the veteran rockers, but he’s keen to see the band continue.

The rocker told Record Collector: “I think it’s time for Roger and I to have lunch and talk about what happens next.

“Because Sandringham shouldn’t feel like the end of anything, it feels like the end of an era.

“You know, we lost Bob Pridden, our long time sound man, a couple of years ago and our fabulous road manager/production manager Roy Lamb is retiring.

“Roger and I are still working with new people around us.

“It’s really a question of what is feasible, what would be lucrative, what would be fun?

“So I wrote to Roger and said, come on, let’s talk and see what’s out there.

Pete feels “very lucky” to still be performing after so many decades.

He added: “You know, I’ve never really enjoyed touring, but these last few bashes – the UK tour, the shows in Europe and the American tour – I have to admit I’ve started to get a real sense of fulfillment.

“I feel very lucky to be doing this at my age, to still be able to perform.”

As well as his career with The Who, the ‘My Generation’ rocker has a number of other projects on the go.

He said: “I’ve got a lot going on. I’m writing at the moment, working on a new project in a new way.

“I’m also very close to finishing my really big magnum opus, ‘The Age Of Anxiety’, which I’m hoping to finish this year.”

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