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    Thu, 13 Sep 2012 13:30:57

    Peter Townshend Set for Les Paul Award - He'll get it next year

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    • The Who - LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 30: Roger Daltrey and Pete Townshend of The Who perform onstage as they attend The 50th Anniversary Photocall of The Who at Ronnie Scott's on June 30, 2014 in London, England.
    • The Who - LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 30: Roger Daltrey and Pete Townshend of The Who perform onstage as he attends The 50th Anniversary Photocall of The Who at Ronnie Scott's on June 30, 2014 in London, England.

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    The Who guitarist Pete Townshend will be honored at next year's Technical Excellence and Creativity Awards.

    What's that mean? Well, Townshend will be given the Les Paul Award, which recognizes individuals or institutions that have set the highest standards of excellence in the creative application of audio and music technology.

    And why was Townshend chosen, besides the obvious reasons?

    Well, according to VH1 Classic Radio, it's for his "guitar wizardry and technical prowess in both studio and live music performance."

    Pete will be feted with the award on January 25 in Anaheim, California.

    Congrats, Pete!

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    09.13.12



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