Townshend writes new rock opera


NEW YORK -- More than 30 years after his seminal "Tommy" and "Quadrophenia," The Who's Pete Townshend has written a new rock opera that will be given a test run at a theater festival in New York this weekend. Townshend, 62, who wrote over 100 songs for the classic British rock band The Who, as well "Tommy" in 1969 and "Quadrophenia" in 1973, two pieces that defined a generation of disaffected youth, has written the book, lyrics and music to "The Boy Who Heard Music."