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Musical Monday: A Quick One While He’s Away

AT nearly eight minutes, not so quick, perhaps. The Who performing their ‘mini-opera,’ A Quick One While He’s Away for the Rolling Stones’ Rock and Roll Circus in 1968. Originally released in 1966, A Quick One is probably the first rock opera. In an interview, Pete Townshend told how his producer asked him to write a ten-minute song, which just wasn’t done in those days. Townshend’s solution was to write six very short songs and string them together. (Volume alert: It’s The Who, of course it gets loud!)


 That’s it for me today, hope you all had a nice weekend.

7 Responses

  1. That disappointing moment when you get all keen for the video, you click play and a notice saying, "This video contains content from UMG. It is not available in your country."

    Oh well… I tried :3

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