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Amps used by Pete Townshend and The Grateful Dead’s Jerry Garcia for sale on Reverb

First up is a 1969/1970 Hiwatt CP103 Pete Townshend signature head and two matching cabs – all owned by Townshend himself – sold as a bundle for $100,000. Sam is a Staff Writer at Guitar World, also creating content for Total Guitar, Guitarist and Guitar Player. He has well over 15 years of guitar playing under his belt, as well as a degree in Music Technology (Mixing and Mastering). He's a metalhead through and through, but has a thorough appreciation for all genres of music. In his spare time, Sam creates point-of-view guitar lesson videos on YouTube under the name Sightline Guitar (opens in new tab).
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Pete Townshend to Who Concertgoer: ‘We Don’t Do F—ing Requests’

The Who don’t take requests during their concerts, a fact Pete Townshend made emphatically clear to one fan during the group’s recent stop in Tampa Bay. The band were a little more than halfway through their set when technical issues arose. A rendition of “I Can See for Miles” was cut short because singer Roger Daltrey was unable to hear the rest of the musicians in his monitor. After technicians took a few minutes attempting to solve the problem, Daltrey and Townshend returned to their respective microphones, but seemed a little unsure of which song would be next. At that point, one apparently loud fan in the front row suggested “Naked Eye.”
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Jem Records to Celebrate Pete Townshend With New Compilation

Fifty years ago, an avid Who fan named Marty Scott and his two childhood friends from New Jersey began to sell records in their college dorms. They traveled to England after graduation and went searching to find a Who album that was not available in the USA. He realized there must be others who wanted it too. This was the start of importing rock albums by JEM Records. Carrying on through the 70's and 80's as the premier independent distribution and label group, Jem helped many labels get national distribution, broke artists via radio and retail, and released hundreds of albums.
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Pete Townshend Blasts Fan for Song Request Then Roger Daltrey Makes The Who Play It

The Who's Pete Townshend found himself on the somewhat amusing end of an interaction with a fan request during a show in Tampa recently. After laying into an audience member for yelling out a request, Townshend then asked Roger Daltrey what song he wanted to play only for the singer to agree with the fan and have Townshend humorously be forced to walk it back.
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Pete Townshend to Who Concertgoer: ‘We Don’t Do F—ing Requests’

The Who don’t take requests during their concerts, a fact Pete Townshend made emphatically clear to one fan during the group’s recent stop in Tampa Bay. The band were a little more than halfway through their set when technical issues arose. A rendition of “I Can See for Miles” was cut short because singer Roger Daltrey was unable to hear the rest of the musicians in his monitor. After technicians took a few minutes attempting to solve the problem, Daltrey and Townshend returned to their respective microphones, but seemed a little unsure of which song would be next. At that point, one apparently loud fan in the front row suggested “Naked Eye.”
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Pete Townshend blasted a fan’s request at their Tampa concert, so Roger made him play it anyway

The Who Hits Back tour rolled through Tampa back on April 27th, but this little mid-show interaction is just now making the internet rounds. At some point mid set there were some brief technical issues which led to the band asking each other what they were going to play next, which led to people in the crowd yelling out requests. That’s when a notoriously grumpy Pete losing his ever-loving mind on one fan’s request for Naked Eye.
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