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.
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
Jeff, I just read your piece over at Writers' Circle. You are a truly gifted writer! 🙂
Thanks for the memories, Jeff!
Thank you, Carrie. I appreciate that.
Anytime! I have to say, Keith Moon is the most entertaining drummer of all time.
I've never been a huge fan of The Who (don't throw rocks at me), but there's no denying all that talent.
That takes me back. The one I remember the best is the one about the blind pinball wizard.