Pete Townshend Auctioning Boiler Suit For MusiCares


Who fans can bid to win some of Pete Townshend's stage wear and help some deserving people in the process. posted that an open auction will take place on Sunday (January 31st) to win the guitarist's boiler suit and duster coat, which he wore several times on the band's recent full orchestral "Moving On!" tour dates. All proceeds will go to the MusicCares Charity Relief Auction.

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The message posted reads in full:

Pete Townshend has very kindly donated his navy blue boiler suit and his beige linen duster coat to the MusicCares Charity Relief Auction. The auction is hosted by Julien’s Auctions and will take place in Beverly Hills, CA and online on Sunday, January 31st, 2021 at 1:00pm PST.

The MusiCares Foundation is a non-profit organization established in 1989 by the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences.MusiCares provides a safety net of critical assistance for music people in times of need… treating each case with integrity and confidentiality.

Pete wore both items at The Who’s show at Wembley, London on July 6th, 2019 and in the U.S. at Alpine Valley, Wisconsin on September 8th, 2019; Wantagh, New York on September 15th, 2019; and L.A.'s Hollywood Bowl on October 24th, 2019.

In an exclusive interview with us, Pete Townshend spoke frankly about the artistic and commercial merits of him and Roger Daltrey driving the Who in today's age: ["It's not just about the largest numbers, it's about the greatest effectiveness. And I think that Roger and I, together — once the creative work is done — we're a good delivery system; that's what we understand. Y'know, maybe what I've done is found a balance between my solo needs, creatively, and my needs to feel that the Who was not just a stereotypical classic rock machine churning out songs that were eventually be used to sell soap powder. Y'know, we have really put down some very, very clear boundaries: This is what you get."] SOUNDCUE (:30 OC: . . . what you get)

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