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For The Who, the song is not quite over

January 30, 2015
Roger Daltrey, left, and Pete Townshend perform in Abu Dhabi. (Photo by Kalpana Ramgopal)

Roger Daltrey, left, and Pete Townshend perform in Abu Dhabi. (Photo by Kalpana Ramgopal)

By David W. Bulla

(Note: Fifty years ago this month, The Who released their first song, “I Can’t Explain,” in England, on the Brunswick label. It actually came out  one month earlier in the United States, on Decca. A previous song, “Zoot Suit,” had come out when the band was called The High Numbers. “I Can’t Explain” first appeared on the British charts in February 1965 and reached No. 8 two months later. The following is a review of the first concert The Who had on their current, and final, tour.)

ABU DHABI—On a pleasant November Sunday evening on Yas Island, the surviving two members of the British band The Who and their current musical mates showed an audience of mostly (older) expats that their reign as one of the greatest groups in rock history is not quite over. (more…)

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