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The band would perform together one more time a year later on a

Actually the band would perform together one more time just several months later (May, 1978).




-----Original Message-----
From: Scott Schrade <schrade at>
To: IGTC <thewho at>
Sent: Thu, 16 Oct 2008 7:36 pm
Subject: Kilburn 

Thanks to Richie on Relayers for finding this on

14th October, 2008

For fans of The Who the world over, the date December 15th 1977 holds
a special place in their hearts. That day The Gaumont State Theatre in
Kilburn was the scene of the second to last public performance of the
band with legendary drummer Keith Moon.

The band would perform together one more time a year later on a
soundstage but for many this was the last real performance. Until now
only short excerpts of this blistering show have ever been seen, but
for years Who fans, The Wholigans, have been petitioning the band for
a full release of this remarkable event in the bands history.

Now finally one of The Who's most famous performances is to be
released on double disc DVD and Blu Ray. The show was originally
filmed in 35mm for inclusion in the band's legendary documentary "The
Kids Are Alright" and has now been digitally restored and remastered
in high definition.

The DVD also serves as a definitive release to introduce The Who to
new fans who may not be aware of the full and unique impact that some
say are the greatest rock band of all time had on music and popular

Keith Moon as well as being one of the greatest, if not THE greatest
rock drummer of all time, was known as a bit of a wild man. As Pete
Townshend recently commented, "Keith once drove his car through the
glass doors of a hotel and all the way up to the reception desk, got
out and asked for the key to his room, all without blinking an eyelid."

If the "holy grail" of the Kilburn show wasn't enough, the band has
dug even further into their archive to pull out one of their personal
favourites. The show from The London Coliseum in December 1969 was
particularly memorable as it came at the end of a solid and
heart-stopping 12 months of touring, when Keith and the rest of the
band were firing on all cylinders.

Tracklisting Kilburn 1977 (DVD Disc 1)

Can't Explain
Baba O'Reilly
My Wife/Going Mobile
Behind Blue Eyes
Dreaming From The Waist
Pinball Wizard
I'm Free
Tommy's Holiday Camp
Summertime Blues
Shakin' All Over
My Generation
Join Together
Who Are You
Won't Get Fooled Again

Tracklisting The Coliseum 1969 (DVD Disc 2)

Heaven And Hell
Can't Explain
Fortune Teller
Young Man Blues
A Quick On While He's Away
Happy Jack
I'm A Boy
I'm Free
Tommy's Holiday Camp
See Me, Feel Me
Summertime Blues
Shakin' All Over
My Generation

The band is about to gig in the USA and Japan and has plans to
continue working in 2009.

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