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The Who, Kings Hall, Belle Vue, Manchester 6th October 1975

Life was much simpler in 1975. NME was a decent music paper featuring quality writers, gig tickets were obtained by either sending a cheque with a stamped addressed envelope to the promoter or queueing up outside the venue, and beer was about 25p a pint. The summer of ’75 had seen the music papers full of stories about The Who and the tensions within the band, full on fist fights… Keep Reading

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Throwback Thursday ‘Moanin’ In The Moonlight’

This months Throwback Thursday will focus on the 1950’s A decade which started Rock’n’Roll. We couldn’t leave the 50’s without mentioning the blues,  one considered by many to be one of the ‘fathers of Blues’, Howlin’ Wolf, and his debut album ‘Moanin’ In The Moonlight’.  This album was actually a compilation album, made up of songs which were previously released as singles by Chess Records, and all songs bar ‘Forty-Four’… Keep Reading

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The Who Premier New Acoustic Presentation Of Tommy

The Royal Albert Hall will see the Who take to the stage for Teenage Cancer Trust in 2017 First full band performance of the classic Rock Opera since 1989. To celebrate the 100th show performed for Teenage Cancer Trust at The Royal Albert Hall, raising vital money for young people with cancer, The Who will play a new acoustic presentation of Pete Townshend’s Rock Opera Tommy.  Two shows have been… Keep Reading

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The Who & The Prolific Photographer – Art Kane

There are four names always on or near the top of the list of all time great Rock ‘n’ Roll bands: The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Led Zeppelin and The Who. The Who were formed by sheet-metal worker Roger Daltrey in 1963. The line up, after a couple of adjustments, established itself with Daltrey on lead vocals, Keith Moon on drums, John Entwistle on bass and Pete Townshend on guitar.… Keep Reading

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On This Day | 23rd March…

Imagine If This Never Happened? Pete Townsend says he regretted forming The Who, Oasis got paid 100 quid a gig and The Smiths first ever London gig… 1961, Elvis Presley had his seventh UK No.1 single with ‘Wooden Heart.’ The song was based on a German folk song and was featured in Presley’s film GI Blues. 1964, John Lennon’s book of verse and rhyme ‘In His Own Write’ was published in… Keep Reading

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