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.