Houston 75 (Take 4)

RizzoPro riizzo at pacbell.net
Tue Jan 18 15:15:37 CST 2005

  I just got some copies of the Who Houston 1975 from 4 Reel Productions.
  Fucking Awesome!!!! Heres some cover scans.
  Price is 39.50 if you live in USA or Canada and 43.00 everywhere else.
  Paypal ID: riizzo at pacbell.net
 I also have the following on real pressed DVD:
 Led Zep Knebworth DVD9
 The Rolling Stones Cock Sucker Blues w/ 90 minutes of bonus material
 U2 1987 LA

-----Original Message-----
From: thewho-bounces at igtc.com [mailto:thewho-bounces at igtc.com] On Behalf Of
Alan McKendree
Sent: Monday, January 17, 2005 1:54 PM
To: thewho at igtc.com
Subject: Re: Re: Houston 75 (Take 4)

> From: "Bruce" <bkawak at chartertn.net>
> Date: January 17, 2005 12:07:12 AM CST
>> I guess this would have to be considered semi-legit, as the film 
>> owners hold the copyright?
> Nope, the owners own the tape no copyright  of it's contents.


> From: "L. Bird" <pkeets at hotmail.com>
> Date: January 17, 2005 7:54:44 AM CST
> Here's a comment from Soho Doorway about the Houston gig.  You wonder 
> how they lost the film, as I would expect this to be something that 
> Pete would have in his storage vault.
> I understand the owner of the film offered it to The Who before it was 
> bought by the current owners.

As I remember the story, the original 3/4" tape from the in-house
closed-circuit TV was apparently carried home at some point by one of the
cameramen -- perhaps the venue kept it initially, and then when The Who
decided not to release it they just forgot about it and left it with the
venue.  (I believe it was the first use of this in-house CCTV
system.) Eventually the cameraman's son found it in the garage.  It was
bought or otherwise acquired (can't remember) from him by someone who
offered it to sell it to The Who's management, for a possible legit release.
They refused to buy it (for fear they'd lose money on the release), but also
refused to authorize the new owner to release it himself (for fear he'd make
a mint, and they'd look like idiots).  
Eventually it was sold to a small group of investors for their private
enjoyment.  From there, I don't know how the audio and now video boots
leaked out.  More specifically, I don't know if the release under discussion
is directly from that group of investors or from someone they trusted in

FWIW, I was at that show too.

Alan McKendree
"the average Texan...carries not just a gun but a SHOTGUN."  --Pete
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