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"From The Bush To The Valley" DVD

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Bradley Wiggins over The Who

Tourwinnaar Bradley Wiggins wordt ook wel ‘the fastest mod on two wheels’ genoemd. BBC News heeft een artikel over mods en hoe Wiggins hier in past.

Eerder noemde hij The Who toen hem, in een artikel uit 2009 op Cycle Sport Magazine, gevraagd werd een muzikale top 10 samen te stellen. Pete zette hij in zijn top 5 van favoriete gitaristen.

Track number ten is Heatwave by The Who. It’s a favourite, as opposed to something that has meaning or relevance to anywhere I was at the time. Everyone thinks Paul Weller is a real inspiration for me, but he’s not so much of one as John Entwistle, the bass player with The Who. Entwhistle never got the recognition he deserved. He wasn’t a bass player, he was a bass guitarist. He took it to another level. The Who did their version of Heatwave, which was first done by Martha and the Vandellas, and The Jam did it too, later on. The first time The Who played it was at the Marquee Club in London and it was phenomenal, I just love it – the way they hold it all together“, aldus Wiggins.

My favourite bands are probably The Jam, Oasis, Ocean Colour Scene, The Who and Small Faces. One of my favourite albums is Quadrophenia by The Who. It’s phenomenal – particularly if you listen to it non-stop right the way through. Tommy is brilliant, too

Over John Entwistle zegt hij: “The reason I grew my hair long for London [and the Tour 2007 start] wasn’t so much because of Weller, but because of John Entwistle from The Who and his sideburns. He’s not exactly my inspiration, but a bit like Keith Moon and Hendrix, people become a bit mythical if they die young (…) I’ve never tried playing the bass. Never felt tempted. I would want to be as good as John Entwistle was. I’d want to be the best there ever was. But I’ve got too much respect for it, so I leave it alone

Who weet niks af van 1979-2013 ticketruil

Eerder deze week verscheen het bericht dat Whofans die een oud ticket uit 1979 hadden, dit konden inwisselen voor een ticket voor de show op 26 februari 2013 in Providence. Pollstar meldt echter vandaag dat The Who niks weet van deze aparte ruil.

The Who is not involved and apparently does not know anything about 1979 ticket deal. A representative for the band did email Pollstar Thursday afternoon saying the story was “a hoax“, aldus het artikel.

Echter, het aanbod blijkt tóch te gelden. Tot nu toe heeft 1 persoon een ticket teruggebracht.