Tuesday, 10 September 2019 17:18

The Who Concert

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The summer concert series comes to a close at Blossom tonight when The Who take the stage with the last two remaining original members: Roger Daltrey and Pete Townshend. As long as I can remember, there has been a band called The Who. I liked their early stuff from the sixties and their appearance on the Smothers Brothers Show when Keith Moon packed too much explosives into his drum kit and blew it up at the end of "My Generation." Townshend says the blast damaged his hearing. The rock operas "Tommy" and "Quadrophenia" were very ambitious for their time. I give "Tommy" its due but for my money, "Quadrophenia" showed a nice maturation. I saw them only once in concert and it came just a few days after the 1979 tragedy in Cincinnati where eleven concert-goers were trampled to death in a mad dash to get the best seats once the doors were opened. First Come-First Served festival seating was to blame and changes were made. No worry of that tonight however. It'll be a perfect night for a show under the stars with an iconic band that has withstood the test of time and proven time and time again that "rock & roll will always, always, always, always overcome...eventually."

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