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Re: A Quick One/R'n'R Circus
>REGARDING A Quick One/R'n'R Circus
The book by Richard Barnes (Maximum R&B) has lots of photos
and fairly complete first-hand accounts of the sessions for
the RnR Circus -- according to Barnes, the filming sessions
were long and tedious for all concerned, but Townshend and
Moon kept everyone in stitches with their antics, including
painted faces, funny hats, etc.
Most notable in the photos is Yoko Ono dressed in a witch
outfit... draw your own conclusions! :^/
On a bright note, I was watching my KAAR video for the
bizillionth time the other day and my wife sat and watched
it with me for the first time. She is a total newcomer to
the Who, and really enjoyed the video.
So last night we started watching the video of the '89 Tommy
benefit show (with Steve Winwood, Phil Collins, Patti
LaBelle, Billy Whatsissneer, and Elton John). We talked a
lot about the Russell film (which she's never seen) and the
original album (which she's never heard).
She made lots of comments about Roger's voice, which is
clearly tired from the preceeding tour, and Entwistle's
phenomenal bass playing (choice quotes: "his fingers just
sort of flutter, don't they?" and "...so he seems to be the
only one who doesn't jump around...").
It's a true pleasure to watch the hooking process happen...
Next week: the original Tommy album and then... heh,heh,...
Live at Leeds!!!