Daily Archives: May 19, 2010

Pete Townsend

Today is Pete Towsend‘s birthday (born 1945).

When it comes to The Who, there are any number of songs that could be posted (and, damn, it’d be nice to put up just about any track from Who’s Next).  But this early promotional video for an early hit, “I Can’t Explain”, is especially charming (and of extraordinarily good quality).  It’s 1965.  The Beatles are playing concerts to thousands of screaming girls.  The Who, meanwhile, judging by this video, are drawing crowds of unsmiling boys who take their rock ‘n’ roll very seriously.  And that pretty much sums it up.