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I didn't see the halftime show, but I imagine they still rock. Daltrey and Townshend are a driving force. But with all due respect to them, hard to imagine them being much but a shell without one of the greatest, if not the greatest, rhythm duo of Keith Moon and John Entwhistle.

That being said, I wouldn't turn down an opportunity to see them :)

My favorite who stuff is actually Tommy (the film, not the studio album). The Who rockin' out with Clapton and Arthur Brown ("Eyesight to the Blind"), and Tina Turner ("Acid Queen") are legendary to me.

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Tue Feb 09, 2010 11:58 am Profile
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Chile Bear and I went to see them at the Verizon Center in DC last year and yes they can still rock out and they aren't bad but to be honest, I'd rather see Mule, ABB, Furthur and the jam bands of today. The Who are a nostalgic band plus its only Daltry & Townshend for ol' Geezers such as myself. Although Pete hasn't lost it, but I'd like to see them try something new like the way Robert Plant and Alison Krauss put that CD Raising Sand together!

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did anyone else think the new drummer looked a lot like Keith Moon


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hugginthetreehugger wrote:
did anyone else think the new drummer looked a lot like Keith Moon


That drummer isn't that new, He has been with them since "99" and his name is Zak Starkey (Ringo's son) 8-)

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Dartdog82 wrote:
hugginthetreehugger wrote:
did anyone else think the new drummer looked a lot like Keith Moon


That drummer isn't that new, He has been with them since "99" and his name is Zak Starkey (Ringo's son) 8-)


Learn something new everyday - thanks!

I've seen the Who a couple of times here in Atl. while John E. was alive. He played that bass like no one I've ever seen. There was a cool special all about it.


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Roger really looked old and you could tell he was struggling to
hit some of them notes, and some he just couldn't hit at all. But
they did get better as they played. I just felt a little cheated
when I saw another guitar player on stage. Considering their
ages I think they did pretty well. I'm just not going to watch
them do anything else anymore. I prefer to remember them the
way they were in that summer of '76 in front of a more than half
empty gator bowl. Not even half full!! But this was Jacksonville,
the city that banned Elvis and the Doors. Jacksonville where
they booed Jimi off the stage when he opened for the Monkeys.
Stevie Ray Vaughn was booed off the stage when he opened
for Huey Lewis. And Neil Young just got death threats down in
J-ville. But this is a story about the Who. I was ready to rock.
The bill was Labelle, Black Oak Arkansas and the Who. Wasn't
no way I was going to miss this show. Skynyrd had already
screwed me over at the sunshine jam benefit for Jimmy Carter.
(but that's another story for another time) So there were 4 of
us going, me, Mark, James & Ken. We took my van of course.
James and Ken had two baggies of some kinda little white pills.
Screw that! The 6 doobs of Columbian Gold in my pocket was
all I needed. Since James and Ken could barely walk, we dropped
them off in the stands and Mark and I headed for the wall.
Labelle put on a killer show. Back then Patti could really belt
them out. (not that she not still a great singer) BOA were incredable.
Jim Dandy put on such a great show. Years later when I saw David
Lee Roth for the first time, I thought who's this
Jim Dandy wanabe. Of course, at that time, I didn't even know
who Van Halen was. I was at that show to see the Doobies and
the Stones (still another story) :oops:
The Who finally came on and they rocked hard! Roger was pissed
and he took it out on the mic all night. Up untill that night
I had never seen a guitar player like Pete live. He totally blew
my face off. John was amazing. And then there's Keith. Thats
why I was there. The original wild man. There are people out
there that don't think drummers matter :roll: Well let me tell
you :twisted: never mind. But yes. The 4 of them up on
stage melting my face off is what I choose to remember ;)


Tue Feb 09, 2010 5:51 pm Profile
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I think the other guitarist was Pete Townsend's younger brother.


Tue Feb 09, 2010 6:16 pm Profile
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Pete's brother's name is Simon and yes he was the one with the glasses and black ski cap.
I enjoyed the half time show because it was The Who and thought the light show was perfect for the venue.
Thanks CBS.
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petewhit wrote:
I think the other guitarist was Pete Townsend's younger brother.


yes that was Simon Townshend


Tue Feb 09, 2010 9:49 pm Profile
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The light show was great! with a combined age of 130 they still can rock n roll. Pino had hard shoes to fill in for John E. Pete only did two brand new wind mills didn't see Roger throwing the mike around like. But this was the Super Bowl
It was great to hear the crowd singing to BAba O'Reily.
Zak spent a lot of time with Keith Moon growing up. There is a Story that Keith gave Zak his first drum set.
Hope Roger sounds better when he comes here with E. C.
Simon may be with him. The last time I saw Eric C in Tampa 08 Pino Palladino was with him great concert.


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