Another Simpson Article Mentions The Who

Frate, Chris (EM, PTL) chris.frate at
Mon Nov 8 09:50:48 CST 2004

FYI, when the James Gang played live, on songs that had an organ in them ("Tend My Garden", etc.) Joe Walsh would play the guitar with one hand and the organ with the other. (Since they used to open for The Who, I hope this qualifies as Who content).

-Chris in Cleveland

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Subject: Another Simpson Article Mentions The Who


Yes, but is it true?  The article states:

"Some, however, steadfastly clung to the idea that a real band was a real 
band. When the Who began performing the rock opera "Tommy" in concert in 
1970, its members rearranged the work for hard-rock quartet, with John 
Entwistle using one hand to play French horn on the overture, and the other 
to tap the strings of his bass."
There's certainly no french horn to be found on Leeds, IOW or the Tanglewood 
and Amsterdam boots, for that matter.  I remember a comment Pete made on a 
boot to the effect that they had changed the way they play Tommy live 
(possibly Filmore), but that must have been very early on.  Has anyone 
encountered a boot of them playing Tommy with horns?

Jim M

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