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Kathy VanTassell is webmaster for Simon Townshend's Official webpage and has been minding the fort since 1999.

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2016 UK Remastered CDs

September 23, 2016 | By
2016 UK Remastered CDs

2016 REMASTERED UK CDs

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Record Launch Gig at Islington now on sale!

August 3, 2016 | By | 4 Comments
Record Launch Gig at Islington now on sale!

Simon is releasing remastered versions of “Looking Out Looking In” and “Denial” it the UK on Oct 7th via his own Stir Records label. Both CDs will contain bonus tracks. “Denial” will feature liner notes written by his brother Pete. “Looking Out Looking In” will have liner notes by AND bonus tracks with Eddie Vedder. To celebrate, […]

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Save Me From Me – The Bitter End 1996

July 19, 2016 | By | 3 Comments
Save Me From Me – The Bitter End 1996

A bit of a treat! In July of 1996, The Who brought Quadrophenia to Madison Square Garden, NYC for a 6 night run. Simon was part of the touring band (guitar, vocals & “Dirty Jobs”). On his day off in the middle of that run, he played to a packed out, enthusiastic crowd at the […]

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June 26 – Katie’s Run – The Katie McBride Foundation

June 18, 2016 | By | 2 Comments
June 26 – Katie’s Run – The Katie McBride Foundation

When Simon participated in the Firemen’s Jam at the SHFD earlier this year, we got to met some extraordinary fire fighters, police officers and family members. LEARN ABOUT KATIE’S RUN and the Katie McBride Foundation

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IOW 2016 & Toulouse – Double Time

June 16, 2016 | By | Add a Comment
IOW 2016 & Toulouse – Double Time

Two Sets in One! Twice the fun at both IOW 2016 and at Zenith Toulouse as Simon not only plays with The Who, but gets his own set prior! Isle of Wight 2016 The Who headlined Isle of Wight Festival on Saturday June 11th, closing the evening’s festivities. However, earlier in the day Simon had his own […]

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Who Cares Benefit 2016

June 11, 2016 | By | Add a Comment
Who Cares Benefit 2016

Who Cares About The Next Generation – May 31 2016 A private event was held at the Pacific Palisades residence of Christine & Jordan Kaplan to help raise awareness and funds for Autism and Teen Cancer. About 600+ attendees witnessed sets from Joan Jett, Eddie Vedder & The Who, special guests David Spade (who did a stand […]

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Keeping Busy on Days Off

June 9, 2016 | By | Add a Comment
Keeping Busy on Days Off

Leg 1 Who Hits 50 North America The Who returned to the North America in February of 2016. And as usual, Simon tries to get out and do some solo gigs on his days off whenever possible. We managed to schedule a fair amount during leg 1, but tour logistics don’t always cooperate and we […]

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Hotel Café Review – MonkeyGoose Magazine

May 26, 2016 | By | Add a Comment
Hotel Café Review – MonkeyGoose Magazine

Over at MonkeyGoose Magazine there’s a great write up and terrific pix by Matt Stasi of Simon’s gig at The Hotel Café on 5/24 “By the end of the night, Simon had taken his audience on a personal journey down the roadways of his life that only a true artist can do.” Read the whole article and […]

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