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Re: When Does a Band Stop Being a Band? Virusi

> i think we're lucky to have these guys still 

But...if Ringo and Paul went out, should they call it
The Beatles? No, I think everyone would agree that
would be wrong. Keith and John were more than just
musicians that played with Pete and Rog. They created
the sound of the band, by their style and execution.
They were the two best musicians in the band. Zak does
a great job of filling in for Keith, but it took 20
years to get that together. Pete and John both
participated in filling that gap.
With John gone...they should call it something else,
not The Who. Otherwise they're just a Who cover band
with a few original members. Sort of like when Jack
Bruce went out as "Cream" with another guitarist and
drummer. Or Mitch Mitchell and Noel Redding went out
as Jimi Hendrix Experience.

> Mark, if I ever get into trouble, will you please be
> my lawyer?


I'm just being accurate.

> Sounded like an exciting show to me.  Ya' old
> fuddy-duddy.


Yeah...I'm a fuddy-duddy who'd rather see at least ONE
legend remain untarnished. And it's not my fault I
have a high standard...The Who gave me that many years

> interested enough to do it, 
> that would be a bad sign.  ;)


Yeah, it's a good sign people are stealing the songs
from the band. Good call.

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Cheers         ML

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