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Pete Townshend will be partaking in a handful of East Coast book signings for his upcoming memoir, Who I Am. According to the Townshend connoisseur message board "The Shout" (, the Who guitarist's reps confirmed he will be making stops in Manhattan; Ridgewood, New Jersey; Philadelphia; and Boston to promote the autobiography, which will be published by Harper Collins on October 8th.

Pete Townshend's appearances include the following stops:

October 8 - New York, NY - New York Public Library (private event)
October 9 - New York, NY - Union Square Barnes & Noble
October 10 - Philadelphia, PA - Philadelphia Free Library
October 11 - Ridgewood, NJ - Bookends
October 12 - Boston, MA - Barnes & Noble in Prudential Center

We asked Townshend if he's surprised by the fact that Who songs -- some of which are five decades old -- are constantly being requested for use in TV and films: "No, it doesn't surprise me. I . . . y'know, what I can do now with good grace is accept that it was a good idea and that it was carried out brilliantly by the people involved in it. And also responded to in a magnificent way by the people that got it, y'know, and there are people now that are surfacing who claim to have got it that are really quite surprising, like Spike Lee. Y'know, when he talked to me about Summer Of Sam, y'know, he talked a lot about, y'know, how he was grabbed by the whole idea (of the Who) when he was a, y'know, a young kid, and you don't expect that from kids that grow up in black New York. So, there are a whole number of people that have responded to the idea and have extrapolated something from it into their own world."

The Who kicks off its Quadrophenia & More Tour on November 1st in Sunrise, Florida at BankAtlantic Center.

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