Happy birthday, Pete Townshend

Some live clips, demos, and other odds and sods

The Who at the height of their powers, 1970 Isle of Wight

Pete talks about his unforgetable use of synths on Won’t Get Fooled Again and Baba O’Riley

Pete’s demos are fascinating glimpses of works in progress, and you get to hear him sing songs that would otherwise feature Roger Daltrey


Happy birthday to Ann-Margret

After checking out her moves in some of these clips, have a look at Kristen Wiig’s hilarious imitation


Kim Fowley: The AMAZING Ugly Things interview

Thanks to Mike Stax for posting this to the internet, in the light of Kim’s passing. Even if you think you have no interest in him, this interview is an engrossing and hilarious read. With Kim going a mile a minute, the interview format is largely moot. Every story is merely a touching off point for Kim’s vast experiences. Names aren’t so much dropped, as bombed, and these are BIG names. Additionally, interviewer Mike Stax is able to wrest out some info on Kim’s lesser known productions, for the true Fowleyphile.

and how did I forget this gem in my previous post?

Have a Merry Clayton Christmas

Another Xmas birthday! Merry Clayton loaned her vocal talents to the recordings of some of the biggest names in the business. Check a partial list: The Rolling Stones, Neil Young, Ray Charles, Carole King, Joe Cocker, Tom Jones…
Glad that she got props in the fantastic 20 Feet From Stardom documentary

And she was the original Acid Queen!

merry clayton
re-edit of her version of the Neil Young Classic

And I just discovered, that’s her on The Blackbyrds classic, Rock Creek Park

Her version of Lift Every Voice, as used in Robert Altman’s, Brewster McCloud

Ooh Poo Pah Doo, Happy Birthday To You, Jessie Hill.

R&B legend and songwriter of the oft covered classic, Ooh Poo Pah Doo.

Ike and Tina

awesome Pre- The Who footage

The Ooh Pah goes Mexican with Los Apson

and next time you’re in New Orleans…