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They also made the groundbreaking rock opera film, Tommy, starring Ann-Margret, in 975.
The group’s wild exploits were legendary. During a concert at the Rikki Tik Club ii England in May 1966, Townshend smacked Entwists in the head with his guitar; a yeai laid drummer Keith Moon, at the close of the bands performance on The Smothers Brothels Comedy Hour, detonated a flash bomb that destroyed his drum set, stunned guests and permanently damaged Townshend’s hearing.
Moon — the band’s original drummer lived life on the edge, right up until his death in 1978 in his London apartment at age 31 horn an overdose.
The remaining members of the band retired in 1982 after a concert in Toronto but they reunited and had toured frequently in recent years They gave a rousing performance ai last year’s Concert for New York, which taised funds toi the victims of the Sept. 11 attacks.
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The Who bassist John Entwists performs in concert in this August 2000 file photo in Albuquerque, N.M. Entwistle 57 was found dead yesterday in his Las Vegas hotel room, according to officials with MCA Records and the Clark County Coroner’s Office.Who’s bass player Entwistle dead at 57
LAS VEGAS — John Lntwistle, the bassist for the rock band The Who, was found dead yesterday in his hotel room, said officials with MCA Records officials and the Clark County Coroner’s Office.
Entwistle, 57, stood out because he played without emotion, a stark conuast to the antics oi lead guitarist Pete Townshend and lead singer Roger Daltrey.
Entwistle died of a heart atta. k nothing suspicious,” Clark Counts fire spokesman Bob Leinbach said.
Robert Rosenberg, manager of The Who, said he was “saddened and shocked” by news of Entwistle’s death. The gmup was about to start a U.S. tour yesterday.
The group, which was founded in the early 1960s and part of the British tock invasion, were the voice of a new breed I hen concerts wert literally explosive — a fusion of an ious aeronat u martial precision and high-octan. rock ii toll that blew away audiences and left th vs and thei nstru
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NEW CANAAN, Conn. (AP) - Billy Joel has checked out of Silver Hill Hospital, a sub stance abuse and psychiatric centre he entered earlier this month for treatment.
Claire Merom, Joel s publicist at Columbia Records, said the singer left the hospital Wednesday. She declined further comment The 53-year-old musician, whose hits include Piano Man, Just the Way You Are,
Only the Good Die Young and Uptown Girl. in March rescheduled a joint tour with Elton John, saying he was ill.
The tour is to begin again in September.
Columbia Records has said little about the rea sons Joel went to Silver Hill on June l4. I he hospital is known for a celebrity clientele and individualized care. Bul Joel told People magazine he became “very depressed” uftei a respiratory infection forced him to cut short the tour with John.Rapper loses part of leg
ATLANTA (AP) — Willie (Khujo) Knighton of Atlanta-based rap group Goodie Mob has had to have part of his leg amputated after a car wreck.
Knighton fell asleep while driving from a recording studio early Tuesday on Interstate 75 and crashed, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported yesterday. Cee-Lo Green, another Goodie Mob member, said doctors amputated part of the 30-year-old Knighton’s right leg from the shin down. Plans were underway to help pay for a medical grafting procedure in Los Angeles for Knighton.Boss plays live on TY
ASBURY PARK, N.J. (AP) — Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band will perform live from the boardwalk July 30 for NBC’s Today show.
Springsteen will perform several songs from The Rising, his first studio album with the E Street Band since 1984, set for release that day.
Today will broadcast in its entirety from the boardwalk in Asbury Park.No bail for Blake just yet
LOS ANGELES (AP) - A judge refused yesterday to grant actor Robert Blake bail until a preliminary hearing reveals details of the evidence against him in the slaying of his wife
Superior Court Judge Lloyd Nash urged lawyers to set a preliminary hearing date soon, rejecting defence attorney Harland Braun’s suggestion that lawyers can’t be ready to proceed until November.
Nash set anothei hearing fbi Aug 27 and said he hopes the preliminary hearing could proceed within IO days.
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Queen spends more on garden parties
LONDON — I Queen spent more taxpayers’ cash on phone calls and garden parties rn 200I but less on travel, said a report released yesterday.
The cost of garden partie> rose from the equivalent ot $990,1)00 Cdn in 2000 to $1 million last year, while the royal air and rail travel bill tell from $12.4 million to $11.3 million rn 2001 said the inaugural annual report of expenditure from the Civil List. The Queen’s phone bill was almost $1.6 million last year, up from $1.5 million rn 2000
The Civil List, fixed foi a 10-yeai period, is the government’s contribution to meeting the costs ut the Queen’s household.
Overall, the Queen spent a total ut $81.2 million in 2001, one per cent more than the $80 3 million spent in 2000, the report said
It said the extra was mainly spent on tire safety work at a palace in Scotland The royal bills are paid with public funds in exchange for the Queen giving up the revenue from the Crown Estate, which has increased from $215.2 million in 1991 92 to $340.7 million in ’OI.
The royal accounts show that the Queen received a pay raise in 2001. She was given $18.76 million of taxpayers’ money from the Civil List in 2001, compared with almost $15 million in 2000.
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