The Who Interviews on Volume 2

Back in 2020 as lockdown began, Japanese Who fan and website moderator Rie Tsubouchi, aka Kallan, compiled and published The Who Interviews on, a book of translations into Japanese of several interviews that we had conducted here on First, a selection of interviews conducted by my predecessor, the late Rob Lee and in recent years, interviews carried out by myself. The interviews ranged from Pete, Roger, and Bill Curbishley to various members of the Who ‘family’. All profits from the sale of the book went to the Teenage Cancer Trust.

And now in 2023, Kallan has published a second volume of her translations, The Who Interviews on Volume Two, and I was delighted when she asked me to write a foreword to this edition. Again, all profits from the sale of this book will go to the Teenage Cancer Trust.

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• Forward: Richard Evans
• Roger Daltrey interview with Rob Lee, 2012
• Roger Daltrey interview with Richard Evans, 2020
• Roger Daltrey’s statement on John Entwistle’s passing, 2002
• Letter from John Entwistle, 1978
• Matt Kent’s essay on The Who’s debut in Japan, 2023
• Brian Kehew’s backstage blog about Japanese Tours, 2021
• Morgan Fisher’s essay on The Who and Japan, 2021
• Pete Townshend’s message on Japan Earthquake 311, 2011
• Bill Curbishley interview, 2009
• Robert Rosenberg interview, 2009
• Aubrey Powell and Richard Evans interview with Rob Lee, 2009
• Richard Evans interview with Donal H Smith, 2022
• Pete Townshend interview, 2009
• Pete Townshend’s liner notes on three tracks from each studio album from My Generation to Endless Wire, 2014

Interviewers: Rob Lee, Richard Evans, Donal H Smith
Translation: kallan
Photos: Matt Kent, Brian Kehew, Donal H Smith, Richard Evans
Original logos and artworks: Richard Evans
Cooperation:, Robert Rosenberg

A5 size, 212p, Colour.
Physical edition ¥3080 (tax included price)
Digital edition which only can view on the publisher’s website. Not available to download.
¥2200 (tax included price)

To purchase a copy of the book and the first volume follow this link

To purchase a copy of the book and the first volume follow this link

3 thoughts on “The Who Interviews on Volume 2”

  1. Katina St.Onge says:

    Hi! I would love to support the Teenage Cancer Trust and purchase the books. When I click the link, it seems like a faulty website, is that the only link?

    1. The Who says:

      There is no fault on the website. The link is fine.

  2. christian frost says:

    After the concert for NYC John En played BB Kings on 42
    yeah, heard Pete say a VC10 … his was Saturn V that night.
    i like loud but i had to leave for lord of rings PR lady, that hurt my ears
    then shaking hands for Cancer Trust Roger me last in line 2011? Newark Chris Stamp stage right, me jumping outa my socks stage left
    the blue eyes behind blue eyes has the photo

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