36 jaar geleden: Kenney Jones bij The Who

Ultimate Classic Rock besteedt aandacht aan het feit dat het deze maand 36 jaar geleden is dat Kenney Jones bij The Who kwam.

The drummer was a veteran of the Small Faces with Steve Marriott, as well as the Faces with Rod Stewart and Ron Wood, when he got the call from the Who. Ironically, Jones had been at the same party with Moon the night before the madcap drummer died in September 1978. Jones was also drinking buddies with Pete Townshend, and he was able to step into the Who gig relatively easily — or so he thought.

Moon’s death brought on a period of turbulence for the Who that included an infamous gig in Cincinnati on Dec. 3, 1979, where 11 fans were trampled and killed. Townshend was also going through a period of escalating drug use that culminated in a full-blown heroin addiction, followed by detox, and to top it off, singer Roger Daltrey wasn’t terribly supportive of Jones’ participation in the Who.

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