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After 47 years, Pete Townshend returns to Tanglewood for Classic Quadrophenia / Berkshire Eagle

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Forty-seven years after his last appearance, Pete Townshend returned to Tanglewood on Saturday night to tell another of his epic musical tales. And abetted by a few friends, he nailed it again. This was a different cast than it was in 1970. And, in fact, a different story. Who bassist John Entwistle and drummer Keith Moon are with the ages now, and vocalist Roger Daltry is resting up after a long Who tour. And instead of "Tommy," we heard another rock opera, "Classic Quadrophenia." 

This version of "Classic Quadrophenia" was told in epic fashion by Townshend, opera tenor Alfie Boe, rocker Billy Idol and the Boston Pops Esplanade Orchestra, aided by the Tanglewood Festival Chorus. After performances in England a few years ago, the show is now in the U.S. for only five dates: Lenox, two in New York City, and one each in Chicago and Los Angeles. The Shed was the first stop.     PHOTO: HILARY SCOTT - PROVIDED BY BOSTON SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

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