If you follow this blog, you know I make a lot of lists. The thing about lists is it makes you choose and justify in your own mind. My colleague Peter said he took a cue from one of my blogs and developed a list of 10 songs he would enjoy if stuck on a … More Ten Desert Island Songs
After listening to Larry Graves (https://youtu.be/j53bZQoI9dM) give his Top Ten British Bands, I had to do my own list. I really needed 12 selections instead of 10, The Kinks and the Moody Blues belong on this list, but nothing is perfect. The Beatles. This band should top any list. What more can you say about … More Top Ten British Bands
After The Who By Numbers album, The Who had some ground to make up. The Who By Numbers was not a bad album, it just was not what many fans and critics expected. Pete Townshend’s songs were a bit dark and the arrangements were sparse for a Who album. This was the last studio album … More Who Are You (1978)
These two music festivals, two years apart, capped an incredible musical decade and showcased young musicians pointing the world in a new direction. These events were the watermark on the music of the 1960s. Although two years apart, these films are quite different. One is about the music, the other is about the experience. Monterey … More Monterey Pop and Woodstock
Who’s Next began as a project called “Lifehouse.” Pete Townshend would almost drive himself to a nervous breakdown trying to create another musical tale called “Lifehouse.” Unlike Tommy, this project collapsed under its own weight. Even Roger Daltrey couldn’t quite fathom what “Lifehouse” was supposed to be about. The band had rented The Old Vic … More Who’s Next (1971)
How time flies. If you were a kid then, you are a senior citizen today. A lot of life happened in-between. Congratulations on the journey, with or without magic mushrooms. By the way, Timothy Leary says hello. Musically, 1969 was a year of transition. It was the last great hurrah of a decade of huge … More It Was 50 Years Ago (1969)
There are many things I like about The Who. I’ve been a fan for 50 years. Here are 10 of my favorite things about the rock group. Who’s Next What’s not to love about this album? A classic and one of the top rock albums of the era. It was born from the failure of … More The Who: 10 Great Things
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