Happy Jack: The Who

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  1. Rowen Says:

    Ha! Wonder why Keith Moon didn’t find a moment to drop explosives down the toilet. Probably forgot.

  2. katry Says:

    Rowen,
    When I first played this, I felt a bout of nostalgia. It is such a Who song.

    Probably didn’t want to implicate himself.

  3. Hedley Says:

    The first band I ever saw, headlining the Bangladesh show at The Oval in 1971. Rod Stewart and The Faces were on the same bill. It was one of those dreaded outdoor jobs. The Who were late coming on and my last train home was 11:30 pm from Vauxhall. They were very young and so was I.

    Don’t even know how many times I saw them, with Keith, I think it was three, then John left, and after a couple of times with Pete and Rog I gave up as it isn’t The Who anymore. They came through with some crap Orchestral Tommy and I skipped. Probably won’t go again

    The early shows had enormous energy and aggression which I would compare to watching football (soccer) on the terraces.

    I don’t think Keith actually drove a Cadillac in to the swimming pool at the Holiday Inn in Flint Michigan, but he probably was throwing TVs out of the window

    I slavishly buy all their reissues and Super Deluxe Editions of which Quadrophenia remains my favorite

    Closest I got to them ? Rog and I were in an elevator together in Toronto, I didn’t ask for an autograph but I did mouth off about what it was like to be in the mud and the rain.

    • katry Says:

      My Dear Hedley,
      You have the most amazing stories of music and you. I love reading of the concerts you’ve attended and the serendipitous run-ins with musicians. I envy you your musical library.

      I have never been led astray by your recommendations. Your only untoward review is about poor Lennie.

      I think there were pictures of the TV’s being airborne thrown from windows. I don’t remember the Cadillac story.

      Mud and rain?


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