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Maybe the best live performance ever, anywhere. (Original Post) twodogsbarking May 2022 OP
Pretty kickass fo sho! Hugh_Lebowski May 2022 #1
The Who played June of 1970 in Denver randr May 2022 #2
Live at Leeds also from 1970 Redleg May 2022 #5
In their time they really connected with audiences better than anyone! randr May 2022 #7
Those concerts were almost a spiritual experience for some Redleg May 2022 #8
Another good one... orwell May 2022 #3
Her dynamics were pretty strong. blm May 2022 #4
Great performance! Morissette was a major influence on the Dutch singer Anouk -- who was apparently highplainsdem May 2022 #6


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2. The Who played June of 1970 in Denver
Tue May 17, 2022, 09:18 AM
May 2022

and the set lists for the evening's show reveal that the band performed the entirety of their smash-success 1969 rock opera album, Tommy, in track order, including hit "Pinball Wizard."
They started the show in Mammouth Gardens, a horrible venue packed to the gills, paused the set to announced they had something special to share. Next thing you knew total chaos and musical genius break out in harmony.
I don't think they ever did this again in any venue. Or to a more chemically prepared audience!


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5. Live at Leeds also from 1970
Tue May 17, 2022, 03:01 PM
May 2022

Live at Leeds is considered by a good number of people to be the best recorded live rock performance. They were really stoked that year, having been on tour for the Tommy album since 1969. The Tanglewood concert from 1970 is available on Youtube. The video quality is not that great but the sound is good. I just saw the WHO May 15 in Cincinnati. It was a great show, albeit not quite as powerful as Leeds or other famous gigs they did. It is nice to see Pete and Roger still rockin' in their late 70s!


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8. Those concerts were almost a spiritual experience for some
Wed May 18, 2022, 03:39 PM
May 2022

The funny thing is, Pete Townshend was sometimes downright angry and belligerent with the fans during some of those shows. His stage demeanor the last twenty years seems to be more mellow and gracious to the fans.


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6. Great performance! Morissette was a major influence on the Dutch singer Anouk -- who was apparently
Tue May 17, 2022, 04:39 PM
May 2022

being asked about that influence at the start of this 1998 video:

Wikipedia article on the song:


Music & Media wrote about the song. On the 13 December 1997 issue, Dutch music programmer Ben Houdijk said of the song, "It might be loud on the surface, but under the skin, there's a beautiful song. A rock song with balls is a gift to radio in these ballad -flooded times." Meanwhile, on the 31 January 1998 issue, Music & Media commented, "This is an excellent rock ballad by the Golden Earring endorsed Dutch debutante artist [...]. Anouk has made a bold—and as it turns out, convincing—move into the territory already occupied by the likes of Alanis Morissette and Meredith Brooks."[2]

I prefer her 2008 performance at the GelreDome arena, which I posted here a while back:

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