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The Who Revive 'Quadrophenia' for Prince's Trust Concert

The three surviving members will reunite June 29 in Hyde park

June 13, 1996

The Who's Pete Townshend, Roger Daltrey and John Entwistle are reuniting this summer for a live performance of their rock opera Quadrophenia. The event will take place June 29 in London's Hyde Park as part of the Prince's Trust Concert. Joining the Who on drums is Zak Starkey, son of ex-Beatles drummer Ringo Starr. Bob Dylan, Eric Clapton and Alanis Morissette are also on the bill.

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