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July is shaping up to be a busy month for the Who, with a U.S. tour announcement possibly coming mid-week and next Wednesday's (July 24th) one-night only theatrical showing of the band's new Quadrophenia documentary, via Fathom Events. The Who's BBC 4 documentary, The Who: Quadrophenia - Can You See The Real Me? - The Story Behind The Album premiered on June 15th at England's Sheffield Doc/Fest and will eventually air on BBC America. Pete Townshend is busy putting the finishing touches on his autobiography, called Who I Am due out in October.
Townshend recalled the writing and recording of Quadrophenia in 1972 and 1973 as a happy period for him following some soul searching regarding what -- if any -- direction the Who needed to take: "With Quadrophenia, it just landed beautifully. The band were in good shape as musicians. So the studio recordings were good. I was in good shape; I was well supported by people around me with respect to the technological things that I wanted to do -- building studios and investigating new techniques, gathering sound effects, and to some extent, storytelling."
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