As everyone was trying to one-up each other in the later part of the '60s -- hoping to keep up with 'Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band' and what it spawned -- Pete Townshend looked forward by looking back. While his contemporaries had psychedelic visions spiraling within their heads, the main songwriter and guitarist for the Who had something else in mind for his band.
Last week, Pete Townshend said that the Who would embark on one final tour in 2015. And apparently he means it this time. Sort of. Roger Daltrey recently clarified those plans, but confirmed that the group would indeed be performing its last batch of big shows in the near future.
The final album by the Who's original lineup was a product of its time. Released three years after its predecessor, 'The Who by Numbers' (which indeed sounded like the band on autopilot at times), 1978's 'Who Are You' had a lot to contend with, like punk rock, electronics insurgence and perhaps most importantly, a songwriter who seemed to be growing out of his band.
The organizers of the London Olympics decided to reach out to some pretty big British musicians to perform. Perhaps they should have done their research a bit better, because they sent a letter to The Who's manager wondering if Keith Moon was interested.
If you're a frequent concert-goer, than you know how quickly the crowd can get out of hand. People get pushed, shoved, beaten, etc, and mosh pits don't help the matter. Here are 14 concerts that turned deadly, literally.
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