Monday, May 19, 2014

HAPPY BIRFDAY, PETE!



 Happy birthday to Mr. Pete Townshend!  Today would be a great day to start reading his autobiography.  It's a great read, full of humor and humility and history.  A great great rock and roll read.

The first place I ever saw the following clip was at the beginning of the AMAZING documentary "The Kids Are Alright".  It's a great collection of live clips from the band, who tended to own a stage when they hit it.  Violent and explosive and exciting.  Great stuff.




Also, check this out!  EARLY footage of The Who, all skinny and speeded out, live at a little hole in the wall.  Roger is wearing sunglasses because he just got socked in the face.  There's a whole lot of frantic energy in these fellas, and much of it chemically induced.  They're still a long way from stadiums and limos in this one.

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