The Who 10/20/22

Just released is The Who: Concert Memories From The Classic Years, 1964-1976, by author Edoardo Genzolini. According to the book’s announcement, “The reader will be thrown into untold stories, hundreds of previously unpublished photographs, and uncirculated recordings clarifying the misinformation, myths, and legends. It’s a labor of love from a fan for fans that gives voice to a collective consciousness that might otherwise fall silent over time.”

Drummer Kenney Jones recalled to us his first tour with the Who back in 1979, when he was thrown into the mix of keeping time between not one — but two virtuosos: [“I was just learning how to sit into the groove of working with (John) Entwistle and bass, lead guitar and Pete (Townshend). It was like sittin’ in the missile of two lead guitarists — and my foot was probably the bass (laughs).”] SOUNDCUE (:13 OC: . . . probably the bass (laughs))

Although Pete Townshend‘s gravity-defying leaps are now a thing of the past for the 77-year-old, the Who’s concerts still includes plenty of Townshend’s signature “windmilling”: [“I still do that, yeah. Y’know, the reason that I do it is (laughs) not ’cause it has any function anymore. But whenever I do it, it’s a cheap shot. I just go like that and the crowd go mad. So it’s kind of lucky; if it’s getting a bit quiet, I just swing my arm. If Roger needs a bit of help (laughter), I swing my arm.”] SOUNDCUE (:14 OC: . . . swing my arm)

  • The Who tour dates (subject to change):
    October 20 – Portland, OR – Moda Center (with Mike Campbell & The Dirty Knobs)
    October 22 – Seattle, WA – Climate Pledge Arena (with Mike Campbell & The Dirty Knobs)
    October 24 – San Jose, CA – AP Center (with Mike Campbell & The Dirty Knobs)
    October 26 – Sacramento, CA – Golden 1 Center (with Mike Campbell & The Dirty Knobs)
    October 28 – Anaheim, CA – Honda Center (with Mike Campbell & The Dirty Knobs)
    October 30 – Phoenix, AZ – Ak-Chin Pavilion (with Mike Campbell & The Dirty Knobs)
    November 1 – Los Angeles, CA – Hollywood Bowl (with Mike Campbell & The Dirty Knobs)
    November 4, 5 – Las Vegas, NV – Dolby Live (with The Wild Things)

SOURCE: Press release

TL; DR

  • Out now is The Who: Concert Memories From The Classic Years, 1964-1976, by author Edoardo Genzolini.