“Out of my brain on the train …”

October 19, 1973 ~ The Who release ” It’s #267 on Rolling Stone’s 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.

 

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“The band that will destroy you in more ways than one.” ~ Eric Burdon 

September 17, 1967 ~ Keith Moon of The Who rigs his bass drum to explode at the end of “My Generation” during their appearance on the Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour, but he doesn’t realize that the stage crew has already done the deed. The resulting explosion cuts Moon’s leg, singes Pete Townshend’s hair and an eardrum, and scares the shit out of fellow guests Bette Davis and Mickey Rooney.

 

The Chirp at Isle of Wight 

August 29, 1970 ~ The Isle of Wight Festival hits its stride on Day 4 of 5, with performances by Miles Davis, The Doors and The Who. Joni Mitchell’s set is interrupted by a hippie named Yogi Joe who has to be removed by security. Some of the hundreds of thousands of fans at the festival are there to protest its consumerism, believing that music should be free. When Yogi Joe comes on stage, it’s peaceful at first – he and Mitchell are acquainted. But when he starts banging on the congas, Mitchell asks him to leave, which is when he grabs the microphone and goes on a rant while as Mitchell plays on.

The crowd begins to show its displeasure with Joni, but she not only stays on stage, but chides the audience. “You’re acting like tourists,” she says. “Give us some respect.”

They do, listening quietly as she finishes her set.

Source: The Chirp at Isle of Wight – You Can’t Make This Stuff Up …

More Woodstock Day 2 …

It’s Day 2 of Woodstock, featuring performances by the Grateful Dead, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Janis Joplin and Santana. One memorable moment comes during The Who’s set, when the activist Abbie Hoffman interrupts their set and grabs the microphone.

After saying a few words about fellow activist John Sinclair, Pete Townshend hits him with his guitar.

That’s no Abbie .. but you get the drift …