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The Who - Tommy Tour - Amsterdam 1969

This one is special. The Who toured their then new album Tommy in the autumn of 1969, through to 1970, with gigs across the USA, and then on to the UK.

They started out in Europe, and this was the starting point.

Playing Amsterdam on the 29th September 1969, they featured some of their then best live material, and the whole of Tommy.

Pete Townsend seemed in a good mood, chatting to the audience a little, the whole performance was outstanding.

This was the original line up enjoying themselves:

Roger Daltrey - Vocals
Pete Townsend - Guitar & vocals
John Entwistle - Bass Guitar
Keith Moon - Guitar & vocals

I have used the cover of an early CD boot (silver disc) as the picture (click on to enlarge), however the recording I have uploaded is from another source.


The music source is stereo soundboard, professionally recorded and cared for since 1969.

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Spooky Tooth - Grugahalle, Essen 1969

Originally there was 'The Art', led by Mike Harrison on vocals and Luther Grosvenor on guitar. They then met American keyboardist Gary Wright and changed name to Spooky Tooth.

They first recorded It's All About (Island, 1968). For those who look for the roots of progressive rock, and the harder edged likes of Led Zeppelin, your starting place could well be Spooky Tooth.

Spooky Two (1969) delivered a mixture of heavy blues with guitar and organ both to the fore, and some more AOR sounding material. Both albums are worth checking out, or one of the 'best of' collections.

This is a recording of the band live in 1969 at Grugahalle, Essen, Germany.

Set List:

01 - Something To Say
02 - I Am The Walrus
03 - The Wrong Time
04 - I Wanna Be Free
05 - Son Of Your Father
06 - Better By You, Better Than Me
07 - Alone
08 - Soulful Lady

When it comes to Beatles covers, I would personally say that their version of 'I Am The Walrus' is outstanding, the studio version is a must have.


David Bowie - Montreal Canada - 1983

David Bowieplayed the Montreal Forum, Montreal, Quebec, on the 07/12/1983, part of the Serious Moonlight world tour.

Described as the early and late shows, this was in fact one performance with a twenty minute intermission in the middle.

Band line up:

David Bowie - vocals, guitar
David LeBott - keyboards
Lenny Pickett - saxophone
Stan Harrison - baritone sax
Steve Elson - tenor sax
Carlos Alomar - guitar
Earl Slick - lead guitar
Carmen Rojas - bass
Tony Thompson - drums
Joyce and Kevin Simms - backing vocals

This was a much recovered David Bowie, with Berlin and his well known cocaine problems behind him, and a superb band supporting him.

The tour was a mix of the more commercial 'Berlin era' music, some of his greatest hits, and the then current, Nile Rodgers produced Lets Dance album.

The early show on this occasion consisted of:

Look Back In Anger 3:17
Breaking Glass 2:56
Scary Monsters (And Super Creeps) 3:32
Rebel Rebel 2:27
Heroes 5:05
What In The World 3:59
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