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Re: Schlitz Popularity Peak
----- Original Message ----- From: "O'Neal, Kevin W."
> We need some statistics!
*You* need some statistics! I'm saying you can't measure overall popularity
in gross numbers.
> Songs like You Better You Bet, Rough Boys, Give Blood, Let My Love OTD
> *over* the radio. MTV was giving The Who and Pete much notice.
OK, I'll admit it was *Pete's* peak of popularity (picked a peck of pickled
> >I was a fan in 1980, I was less of a fan in 1990,
> Funny, here too. The absence, and Grunge, had me leaving The Who for a
I think that's natural. The Who did not exist at that time. One of Scott's
points is how much they had going on in '79-'82. That definitely caused
their popularity to surge. We just disagree on how much.
> >I'm still only one fan.
> But, .....<drum roll..> you are one. (?)
Right, I am ONE! We've all been fans ever since we first discovered the
band. There is not one time when I would have said I'm not a fan.
Maybe that's the answer...
Every year is the same.
> Numbers are ok. but have to be from multiple angles.
> Number of concert goers on average.
Too dependant on venues.
> Record sales.
But, did the people who bought the albums actually *like* the albums. What
might be interesting is how many copies of Tommy, Who's Next, etc. were sold
in 1980. That would certainly indicate a lot of new fans, which, of course,
> Air time.
Can't really compare the eras to each other that way.
> I dunno.
> Let's face it, this is probably going to die a subjective thread...again.
Oh, God, I hope so!