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Seeing The Who with Danny

| March 25, 2016 | 1 Comment

danny and me at the whoI went to the Who concert last night with my son, Danny.  It was his Christmas gift to me…in 2014. Unfortunately, lead singer Roger Daltrey took ill and they had to cancel the original performance. This was the make up.

The last time I saw The Who live was when I was in high school, around 1970. I remember the concert well because my “tricked out” VW beetle was stolen that night. It was found two weeks later totally stripped.

But this concert was a bit of a surreal experience. Honestly, the concert itself was little different from what I remember from 40 years ago, which, frankly, was mostly a good thing. My period of Who fandom was primarily confined to their “early, middle years.” The key albums were Tommy, Who’s Next and Live at Leeds. I didn’t pay a lot of attention to their pop era, in the early 60’s or  later to Quadrophenia and beyond.  We might also call that, the Keith Moon era, in honor of their legendary drummer.  I was big fan of Moon’s as noted in a blog post I wrote exactly five years ago today.  Also adding to the surreal nature of the evening is the fact that The Who’s current drummer is Ringo Starr’s son, Zak Starkey.  He was a worthy successor to both his father and Keith. Continue Reading