There is no ‘Substitute’ for a great guitarist. Whether you’re in your car with the windows down, blasting some tunes, or sitting at home on your porch, with a brew and a boombox. Wait, do people still use those sweet boomboxes anymore?
No matter what your ‘Generation’ is, the impact of The Who can be felt from coast to coast. Guitarist/songwriter Pete Townshend has honored us with his presence for a long time, but on Friday night, it was time for the tables to turn.
Townshend was honored at the 28th annual Technical Excellence & Creativity Awards, presented in California. The Who member was presented with the Les Paul Award, which recognizes achievement in audio technology and production.
The event included a toast from Slash, a message from Mick Jagger and a video greeting from Paul McCartney; a fairly memorable night for any rock star.
The award came just a day before The Who kick off the second leg of their Quadrophenia and More North American tour dates, which begins tonight (January 28th) in Anaheim, CA.