English musician, singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist Pete Townshend of The Who performing with the Rockestra supergroup at one of the Concerts for the People of Kampuchea at the Hammersmith Odeon, London, 29th December 1979. (Photo by Mike Lawn/Evening Standard/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

What is it about rock and May? May 18 is almost as big of a day as May 14: we celebrate Dusty Hill, Joey Ramone, Phil Rudd, and Pete Townshend.

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