Monday, April 2, 2012

In The 1970s The Who

It was back in 1964 when Roger Daltry formed one of the world’s biggest bands called The Who. Along with Pete Townshend and John Entwistle and the legendary Keith Moon the group boomed out classics like My Generation (reissued in the 1970s), I Can See For Miles and I Can’t Explain.

 

The group entered the 1970s at full throttle on the BBC show Pop Goes The Sixties broadcast live in 1970 on New Year’s Day. Their album from 1969 Tommy was still in the charts in 1970 too with hits like Pinball Wizzard and Tommy Can You Hear Me.

 They even had a single called The Seeker in the top twenty in 1970, but it was not until 1971 when See Me Feel Me again from Tommy became a big hit around the world. The song is the final song from the Tommy album and was covered by the New Seekers in the UK.

Most CSI viewers will know the next 1971 single called I Won’t Get Fooled Again from the album Who’s Next? And was written by Pete Townshend. Yet another single followed in 1971 called Let’s See Action.


The Who were still at the top of their game both in respect of hard hitting albums and commercial radio play singles. 1972 saw several single releases including Join Together which was a standalone single from a dropped album which was to have been called Lifehouse.

Several minor hits followed, but it was a complete change in 1975 with the release of Squeezebox from the album The Who By Numbers. Listening to the lyrics you probably determine that it was all about sex, but somehow it passed the radio censors at the time. Great tune even if I missed the lyrics the first time around.


1976 saw the reissue of Substitute which came from the Who Are You album along with the single and hit of the same name. Keith Moon was on drums, and this would be his last album as Keith died of drug related problems later in the year.
Take  a look at a 1970 top twenty featuring The Who

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