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I'd seen that footage of Pete sliding to his knees before, but I didn't know where it was from. It's just beyond epic...it captures everything great about the Who in just a few seconds.
I'm sure all you Who fans have seen this footage from Shepperton Studios in 1978, but WOW. I'm just blown away by the crystal-clear video quality and the brilliant performances:
Also, this promo video for Who Are You is great...lots of footage of Keith Moon being hilarious:
Congrats to The Who
The Who are first honored as London unveils Music Walk of Fame
“As Londoners, it’s very surreal to be immortalised in stone on Camden High Street,” said The Who in a statement.
The Who made the cover of TIME magazine the following week
The odd thing was that it was basically a puff piece on the group--with the Cincinnati tragedy treated as a sidebar. Suddenly The Who were newsworthy, and the fanboy-writer leveraged that to give his favorite band a cover portrait that made no mention of the deaths.
True, I haven't read the full piece yet, but I don't think context is going to change much with some of those quotes.Quote
bye bye johnnyQuote
^ Clickbait quotes cherry picked from Steven Rodrick's lengthy Rolling Stone piece and posted by BLABBERMOUTH.NET
THE WHO guitarist Pete Townshend has said in a new interview with Rolling Stone that he doesn't miss the band's late drummer Keith Moon and bassist John Entwistle.
"It's not going to make WHO fans very happy, but thank God they're gone," he said. "Because they were @#$%& difficult to play with. They never, ever managed to create bands for themselves. I think my musical discipline, my musical efficiency as a rhythm player, held the band together."
Townshend said Entwistle's "bass sound was like a Messiaen organ," with "every note, every harmonic in the sky. When he passed away and I did the first few shows without him, with Pino [Palladino] on bass, he was playing without all that stuff … I said, 'Wow, I have a job.'"
The guitarist was equally brutal in his recollection of Moon, saying: "With Keith, my job was keeping time, because he didn't do that. So when he passed away, it was, like, 'Oh, I don't have to keep time anymore.'"
Townshend added: "Usually, I'm so unaffected by death. My mother, father, Keith Moon."
Moon was 32 years old when he died in 1978 from an overdose of clomethiazole, while while Entwistle passed away from a cocaine-induced heart attack in 2002.
In the Rolling Stone article, Townshend and singer Roger Daltrey are described as "detached, if not estranged, from each other," with the two giving interviews separately and staying in different hotels.
"If you watch Roger onstage, he goes through a lot of visual phases," said Townshend. "Sometimes, he can't stop himself looking over at me. It's irritation. It's irritation that I'm even there."
Toward the end of the interview, Townshend summed up THE WHO in the following way: "We're not a band anymore. There's a lot of people who don't like it when I say it, but we're just not a @#$%& band. Even when we were, I used to sit there thinking, 'This is a @#$%& waste of time. Take 26 because Keith Moon has had one glass of brandy too many.'"
Well, if it's "rock and roll" to be a jacka$$, then he is the king of rock and roll.
A long article in RS : [www.rollingstone.com]
Did realize Rog and Pete were at odds on just about everything...they did find a way to make an album though, using a rather "original" method, maybe Mick and Keith should try that to manage to overcome "the wall" !