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Song of the day: The Who- Overture From Tommy

The Who released their big rock opera Tommy in 1969. Read the rest of this entry

FlinterFile: The Who- The Seeker

In 1970, The Who had to find a way to carry on after their very successful rockopera Tommy. Read the rest of this entry

FlinterFile: The Who- I Can See For Miles

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This song was written by Pete Townshend, shortly after he met Karen Astley in 1967. A year later they would get married. Read the rest of this entry

FlinterFile: The Rolling Stones- We Love You

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Mick Jagger, Keith Richards and Brian Jones were arrested on 12 February 1967 on drugs charges. Read the rest of this entry

FlinterFile: The Who- Anyway Anyhow Anywhere

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The Who came with their second single in 1965, their first being I Can’t Explain. Read the rest of this entry

Song of the day: Roger Daltrey- Giving It All Away

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In 1973, Roger Daltrey released his first solo single. Leo Sayer (who had not yet scored a hit) and David Courtney wrote the song. Leo Sayer later recorded the song for his own album. The first line of the song soon became a bit weird, as the Who had not paid money for the damage they caused in a hotel room. The song became Daltrey’s biggest solo hit in the UK, number 5. Enjoy

Roger Daltrey- Giving It All Away

Song of the day: Bachman Turner Overdrive- You Ain’t Seen Nothing Yet

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Only hits the last days. This song, released in 1974, is just the same. It went up in the American charts till it couldn’t go further, meaning that it was a number one song! And yes, of course, most of it sounds like songs from the Who, though this was (in most cases) not the intention (I wouldn’t know). It started off as an instrumental track, the lyrics came up very easy and the band used the song to get the studio ready. That was till the day they missed a hit-single. They recorded it and the rest is history. Enjoy

Bachman Turner Overdrive- You Ain’t Seen Nothing Yet

Song of the day: The Who- Pinball Wizard

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This is a greatest hits album by the Who, one of the best bands which existed and still exist (according to me.)
And almost everyone knows a song by them.

You claim you don’t? Well, do you watch CSI? Any version of it?
If the answer is yes, you know a small part of one of their songs. They use in all three versions of CSI a song made by the Who.
In CSI: Crime Scene Investigation they use Who Are You, in CSI: Miami they use Won’t Get Fooled Again, and in CSI: New York they use Baba O’Riley.
They did many more things. They made the rock opera Tommy, featuring a lot of stars. The Dutch listeners of the Top 2000 know the Ouverture of Tommy in the version by the Metropole Orkest, which is the tune for every hour of the hitlist.
And they made a lot of good songs, like the song of the day is.

They really made too much good songs, it almost was a torture to choose one of them. So I just randomly chose one, which happened to be Pinball Wizard (also from Tommy).