The Who Are Not Happy About Nor Endorsing "Qudrophenia II"

by VVN Music

The Who have said they are not happy about the upcoming sequel to Quadrophenia.

In 2011, Pete Townshend gave his approval to the book To Be Someone: Jimmy's Story Continues - Inspired by Quandrophenia by Peter Meadows which took the characters from the original rock opera and told the story of their lives in the future.

In late May, it was announced that the Ray Burdis would be directing a film of the book, bringing back many of the actors from the classic 1979 film of the rock opera including Phil Daniels (Jimmy), Mark Wingett (Dave), Toyah Willcox (Monkey) and, possibly, Trevor Laird (Ferdy).

While Townshend may have been OK with the book, Roger Daltrey and Who manager Bill Curbishley have spoken out against a film version, especially if it is being marketed as an official sequel to the original movie.

Curbishley released a statement, saying "Quadrophenia has an enduring appeal and will forever be the definitive mod film. Quadrophenia is a significant and influential film based on The Who’s music, not some Carry On franchise. Any follow-up to this film could only be made by the authors of the original and would need to be worthy of the name. This karaoke sequel announced recently in the press would be totally ridiculous."

Pete Townshend released a symphonic version of the rock opera last year with Alfie Boe, Billy Idol and Phil Daniels along with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra.

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