LOS ANGELES (AP) – The audio tapes of The Who performing “Tommy” in 1969 that Pete Townshend ordered be destroyed are going to be released. The live recordings will be part of the “Tommy” deluxe re-release on November 12. Townshend wrote in his autobiography, “Who I Am: A Memoir,” that he told sound engineer Bob Pridden to destroy the tapes, and Townshend believed Pridden burned them in a bonfire in his garden. Some of the tapes survived and will be part of the deluxe edition. Townshend had admitted in his book it was a bad move on his part to order the destruction of the tapes.
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