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One of the strongest lineups the event has ever attracted turned out to honor Pete Townshend Thursday night (5/28) at the MusiCares Person of the Year celebration.  Who band mate Roger Daltrey credited Pete's  writing, saying the songs of the Who, '...mean as much today as they did when he wrote them all those years ago'. The band then dove into Young Man Blues.  Joan Jett chose I can't Explain fom the group's vast catalog. Willie Nile delivered a strong version of Substitute and Billy Idol tore into Who Are You with conviction.  Bruce Springsteen joined the Who on a no holds barred rendition of My Generation. In addition to remarks from the on hand musical guests, video tribute clips from Mick Jagger, Roger Waters, Elton John and several others were played during the evening.  Before going into Won't Get Fooled Again, the honoree said, 'The reason I am able to get up on stage and do this tour with the Who and still put on a fairly good show is because of the thirty years I have been clean and sober.' MusiCares funds substance and addiction services programs for musicians.

Variety.com

 

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