The Who’s Pete Townshend and Roger Daltrey are out this Summer in North America accompanied by an orchestra to celebrate Tommy‘s 50th anniversary. A much-bootlegged “final” show at Toronto’s Maple Leaf Gardens in December 1982 has been circulating for years, but this performance of the Tommy medley that night from the Redbeard archives is official […]
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The Who had announced that their 1982 tour would be their final one, and at least one member of the band, Pete Townshend, really believed it to be true at the time, making this final stop of that tour in Toronto December 17, 1982 and this performance of “Love Reign O’er Me“, the finale from […]
Deep Purple’s “Who Do We Think We Are?”, their January 1973 followup tp “Machine Head”., with Ian Gillan and Roger Glover In the Studio.
“In the case of The Who, the thing that comes across for me is that The Who started as a Pop band. Good Pop possibly is the sublime and the ridiculous, the important and the absurd.” – Pete Townshend
As we prepared here In the Studio for the big anniversary of The Who‘s magnificent masterpiece Who’s Next mid-August, we shared an ultra-rare performance of one of the more under-exposed chestnuts from it, “Love Ain’t for Keeping“. –Redbeard
Clearly The Who never got the memo that “rock is dead”, not in 1972 when Pete Townshend first wrote and sang it, not ten years later when they performed this terrific version in Toronto, and according to all accounts including their drummer Zak Starkey‘s dad, not this past Thursday when they sold out the Staples […]
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Happy birthday to The Who‘s Roger Daltrey tomorrow (Tuesday )! Here’s The Who performing Pete Townshend‘s “Behind Blue Eyes” live on 17 December, 1982 in Toronto Maple Leaf Gardens. – Redbeard
Believed by Pete Townshend to have been destroyed by his explicit orders as recently as in his 2012 autobiography Who I Am , the Tommy deluxe and super deluxe editions contain The Who performing Tommy in concert at London’s Wembley Arena in July 1969. Here is “Amazing Journey” .- Redbeard
Even though my guest Tom Johnston sang and wrote their early hits “Listen to the Music” and “Long Train Runnin’ “, and guest Michael McDonald did likewise on million-sellers “Takin’ It to the Streets”,”It Keeps You Runnin'”, & Grammy winners “What a Fool Believes” and”Minute by Minute”, it is guitarist/singer/songwriter Pat Simmons around whom the 25+ members have always rotated.