April 09, 2014

Without Pete

As difficult as it is to imagine the Who without Keith Moon, it's even harder to imagine them this way:

[original drummer]Doug was deeply hurt by [being asked to leave the band], especially because, unknown to me, he had defended me against my being thrown out of the band a few months earlier when another auditioning agent said I was gangly, noisy and ugly.”

That's Pete Townshend talking, from his memoir Who I Am (which I have yet to read.)

(via Althouse.)

Posted by Dr. Frank at April 9, 2014 11:47 PM