Music Gear News
Harrow Council commemorates Townshend's guitar smashing
The location where Pete Townshend first smashed an electric guitar on stage has been hailed as a rock landmark by a local authority.
According to Harrow Council, The Who's habit of smashing guitars during their gigs began in a pub called the Railway Hotel in 1964.
Although the hostelry no longer exists, it is now home to a housing block called, appropriately enough, Daltrey House.
Harrow Council has therefore chosen to mark its significance by unveiling a plaque at the site.
Councillor Barry Macleod-Cullinane, head of housing at the authority, told the Harrow Times: "It seemed to us only right that music fans on pilgrimages around London can see another landmark associated with a true great of rock music."
He added that it is "amazing" to think that The Who's trademark of smashing electric guitars began in a pub in Harrow.
The Who rose to prominence with hits such as I Can't Explain and My Generation and continue to tour today, despite the deaths of band members Keith Moon and John Entwistle.Posted on 14 Dec 2009 16:00 to category : Instruments News
Related Music News
With two plug-ins worth up to 199 Euros, users who purchase a A77X between 24/10/2016-31/01/2017 can experience unprecedented audio quality at a fraction of the price.
Toontrack have released Big Rock, a vintage based rock pack that brings classic flavours in a modern package
A promotional offer from Akai running until the 31st December allows the user to explore a vast array of professional sounds on the renowned MPD218
Opening a public forum on Facebook, Behringer are looking to make the dream product, catering to their customers every need.
Trade in your old interface for a 20% discount on the Fireface UFX
Through registering with Focusrite you can expect a multitude a number of unique and exclusive plug-ins every month
Recent Music News
In recent times, the theft of musical instruments and gear seems to be more prevalent than ever. With this GPS guitar pedal, users can track their stolen equipment simply by logging in online on their phone or tablet.
Paving the path for unique high quality drum stools, Roc 'n' Soc's products cater to caters comfort and overall playing experience.
With great discounts on Toontrack EZmix 2 Mix Software, Toontrack EZmix 2 Mixing Software EZmix Preset Pack Bundle and Toontrack EZmix Presets Bundle for EZMix 2 Mixing Software the choice for great and affordable mixing software has never been clearer!
Builiding on their reputation for developing cutting edge music gear and accessories, Samsons new Z series bring professional audio quality and transparency to the table
With Pearl Jam, Tupac, , Depeche Mode, Janet Jackson and many more being nominated, this years event shaping up to be huge.
His first album in over 38 years, Chuck's new album is to feature his family and his own original material