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Blast From The Past – The Who

…………….and again this time in 1978!!

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March 21, 2011 Posted by | Blast from The Past, The Who, Video | | Leave a comment

Saturday Cover

“Saturday Night’s Alright (For Fighting)” – The Who

February 26, 2011 Posted by | Cover Stories, Old Music, Video | , | Leave a comment

Friday Fun – This Is For Real…………

……………………..please shoot me first!!!!!!!!!

“Old Before I Die” – Robbie Williams

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This is how it should be done!

February 11, 2011 Posted by | Humour, Old Music, The Who, Video | , , , | Leave a comment

Teenage Cancer Trust Concerts 2011

Teenage Cancer Trust has just announced the line-up to its 11th annual week of music and comedy gigs at the Royal Albert Hall.

The highlight for fans of The Who will be a special performance on Thursday 24 March by Roger Daltrey of The Who’s 1969 rock opera “Tommythe album of  which has sold more than 20 million copies worldwide and was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame for ‘historical, artistic and significant’ value.


This year’s shows kick off with an evening of comedy on Monday 21 March, featuring Liverpudlian stand-up and comedy award winner, John Bishop, Edinburgh festival favourites and TV regulars Kevin Bridges and Greg Davies, plus special guests.

On Tuesday 22 March, Squeeze will mark the 30th anniversary of their seminal album “East Side Story” in true South East London style.

Since reuniting in 2007, Squeeze have undertaken 4 sold out tours of the US and UK and have become firm festival favourites with hits like Up The Junction, Tempted and Cool For Cats. Special guests will include long-time friends and collaborators, The Feeling. Watch out for some surprise guests too.

Fresh from a February tour of the US and Canada, Scottish rock trio and Brit Award nominees Biffy Clyro will play their first UK date of 2011 on Wednesday 23 March.

On Friday 25 March, Liam Gallagher (ex-Oasis) will perform with his new band Beady Eye

On Saturday 26 March, Editors will perform their first 2011 live gig, ahead of co-headlining Spain’s SOS 4.8 festival with Suede at the end of April.

MOBO Award winning rapper Tinie Tempah will play the grand finale on Sunday 27 March. The breakout star of 2010, the most nominated artist at this year’s Brit Awards, will play hits from number one album Disc-Overy, which includes chart topping singles Pass Out, Written in the Stars, Frisky and Miami 2 Ibiza.

WHAT THESE GIGS ACHIEVE

“These gigs have raised nearly £10 million in 10 years,” says longstanding Teenage Cancer Trust patron Roger Daltrey CBE. “They make a real difference to the lives of thousands of young people with cancer. We’ve had both legends and rising stars play for Teenage Cancer Trust over the years and 2011 is no different. I’m truly grateful to everyone for their support.”

“Music plays a huge role in most young people’s lives,” says Simon Davies, CEO of Teenage Cancer Trust, “whatever they are going through, and it’s a big part of Teenage Cancer Trust. We’re immensely proud of these gigs, which help us raise the money we need to give young people with cancer access to the best possible care and professional support.”

FULL LINE UP

Monday 21 March: An evening of comedy with John Bishop, Kevin Bridges and Greg Davies
Tuesday 22 March: Squeeze and The Feeling
Wednesday 23 March: Biffy Clyro
Thursday 24 March: Roger Daltrey CBE performs The Who’s Tommy
Friday 25 March: Beady Eye
Saturday 26 March: Editors
Sunday 27 March: Tinie Tempah

Support acts will be announced in due course.

There will be a limited amount of tickets available to fan club members via a presale. All ticketing details will be confirmed very soon.

Concerts for Teenage Cancer Trust at The Royal Albert Hall are supported this year by Nomura and American Airlines. Nomura, the global investment bank, supports Teenage Cancer Trust as its London charity and has raised over £800,000 in under two years. American Airlines will be providing transatlantic flights for the show’s artists.

Every day six young people in the UK are told they have cancer. Usually placed on a children’s ward or with elderly patients, young people often feel extremely isolated when facing a cancer diagnosis, never meeting another young person going through the same thing. Teenage Cancer Trust believes teenagers shouldn’t stop being teenagers because they have cancer. So we fund and build specialist units in NHS hospitals that allow young people to be treated together with others their own age, in an environment suited to their needs.

For more information about Teenage Cancer Trust, go to their website by CLICKING HERE

Original Source:- www.thewho.com

February 9, 2011 Posted by | Charity, Humour, New News, The Who, Video | , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

CSI New York

For fans of CSI New York

February 5, 2011 Posted by | Television, The Who, Video | , | Leave a comment

2010 Top 30 New and Old #2

Mash Up of the year from Go Home Productions.

For previous post click HERE

Great song and song title from Richard Thompson’s 1991 album “Rumor and Sigh”

“Don’t Sit On My Jimmy Shands” – Richard Thompson.

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December 29, 2010 Posted by | Blast from The Past, Mash Up, Old Music, Video | , , , , , | Leave a comment

Reg King (The Action)

It was only yesterday that I discovered that Reg King, front man with The Action, had passed away in October after losing his fight with cancer.

In a way, The Action were the ultimate Mod band. Mods hated commercialism, and once bands like the Small Faces became popular, they were suddenly teen stars, playing to a large screaming girl contingent. The Action packed the clubs like the best of their contemporaries, but their records never placed well. When the band played Brighton the Mods would wait on their scooters on the outskirts of town for the band’s van and then escort the group through the streets like conquering heroes.

The Action supported The Who during their Marquee residency, and subsequently headlined at the legendary venue.

The group formed in North London in 1963, and soon after backed up Sandra Barry as “The Boys.” They released one single with her, “Really Gonna Shake,” penned by Reg King, on Decca Records.

They became The Action in ’64, around the time that guitarist Pete Watson came on board. In clubs, they mostly did the Tamla Motown stuff they adored. Signed to Parlophone through AIR Studios and produced by George Martin, their early singles included a great version of “Land of a 1000 Dances”

They would continue to out-Soul their contemporaries in 1966 with “Baby You’ve Got It” and the aforementioned “Since I Lost My Baby.”

“Baby You’ve Got It” – The Action

The group apparently had their Soul chops together from the outset: they turned out a remarkable rendering of the Impression’s “I Love You (Yeah!)” in ’64, with the band matching the near-falsetto Impressions on the harmonies… and sounding great.

 

To buy the music of The Action click HERE

For more info on The Action visit Perfect Sound Forever

December 13, 2010 Posted by | Blast from The Past, Mod, News, Old Music, The Who, Video | , , | Leave a comment

I’ve Had Enough

“I’ve Had Enough” – The Who

“You were under the impression
That when you were walking forwards
You’d end up further onward,
But things ain’t quite that simple

You got altered information,
You were told to not take chances.
You missed out on new dances.
Now you’re losing all your dimples”

My jacket’s gonna be cut and slim and checked
Maybe a touch of seersucker with an open neck.
I ride a GS scooter with my hair cut neat
I wear my war time coat in the wind and sleet.

Love reign o’er me.
Love reign o’er me.
Love.

Had enough of living,
Had enough of dying,
Had enough of smiling,
Had enough of crime,
Taken all the high roads,
I’ve squandered and I’ve saved,
I’ve had enough of childhood,
I’ve had enough of grades.

I’ve had enough of living,
I’ve had enough of dying,
I’ve had enough of smiling,
I’ve had enough of crime,
I’ve taken all the high roads,
I’ve squandered and I’ve saved,
I’ve had enough of childhood,
I’ve had enough of grades.

“Get a job and fight to keep it.
Strike out to reach a mountain.
Be so nice on the outside,
But inside keep ambition.

Don’t cry because you hunt them.
Hurt them first they’ll love you.
There’s a millionaire above you
And you’re under his suspicion.”

My jacket’s gonna be cut and slim and checked
Maybe a touch of seersucker with an open neck.
I ride a GS scooter with my hair cut neat
I wear my war time coat in the wind and sleet.

Love reign o’er me.
Love reign o’er me.
Love.

I’ve had enough of dancehalls,
I’ve had enough of pills,
I’ve had enough of streetfights,
I’ve seen my share of kills,
I’m finished with the fashions,
And acting like I’m tough,
I’m bored with hate and passion,
I’ve had enough of crime and love.

To buy the music of The Who click HERE

December 12, 2010 Posted by | Fiona, Mrs D, Old Music, The Who | | Leave a comment

Friday Fun – Pommy Can You Hear Me

Below is a great video from Rutland Weekend TV which is a parody of Ken Russell’s movie version of The Who’s “Tommy”  it captures both the bombast over the top style of this and Russell movies in general.

Here is the trailer and a couple of clips from the original film.

Bonus giggle below is a Japanese appreciation of The Who and Pinball Wizard!!

November 26, 2010 Posted by | Humour, Movies, Uncategorized, Video | , , , , | Leave a comment

“Be Lucky” – Roger Daltrey

Roger Daltrey has joined other stars, including Ricky Gervais, Joanna Lumley and Wayne Rooney, and donated a signed canvas to a special celebrity charity auction in the UK.

The Willow Foundation and British artist, Julie-Anne Gilburt, have teamed up to create an exhibition of 20×20 cm canvases, each created by a different star. Well known faces from the worlds of sport, art, design, fashion, music and entertainment have drawn on their artistic skills in aid of the charity.


The result is a fun, colourful and enlightening exhibition at the Catto Gallery, Hampstead, which will be open to the public from 2 to 5 December 2010. More than 200 canvases will be sold online through an eBay auction, starting on 26 November, with bidding closing on 5 December 2010. 

 For more information, click here

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November 23, 2010 Posted by | Charity, New News, The Who, Video | , | Leave a comment

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