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Managers Chris Stamp (left) and Kit Lambert were aspiring filmmakers when they first approached The Who.
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April 2, 2015 In 1960s London, Kit Lambert and Chris Stamp approached a young band to be the subjects of their first film. As a new documentary explains, they ended up managing rock royalty.
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British rockers Led Zeppelin pose in front of their private plane, dubbed "The Starship," in 1973.
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July 30, 2013 In the new book What You Want Is in the Limo, author Michael Walker argues that a peak year in the careers of Led Zeppelin, Alice Cooper and The Who also marked a cultural shift — from the peace, love and understanding of 1960-era music to '70s rock decadence.
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Clockwise from top: Local Natives, IO Echo, Angel Olsen, cover art for Gospel Claws and The Who's Quadrophenia.
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November 14, 2012 On this week's show, we've got some great new discoveries, including the ambient rock group IO Echo, and mesmerizing singer Angel Olsen.
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Pete Townshend of The Who. Fans in Providence have waited 33 years to see him.
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August 1, 2012 After a stampede at a 1979 show in Ohio, the mayor of Providence said the band couldn't play in his city. But The Who will be there next February, and 10 fans who still had their old tickets won't be disappointed again.
Angus Young of AC/DC knows how to work up a sweat while playing. His endless energy, enthusiasm and affinity for shorts make him the Richard Simmons of the Guitar Hero workout.
April 15, 2010 We studied the performances of rock's guitar legends and compiled the best moves to build both your muscles and your godlike mystique. Keep a bottle of Jack on hand for hydration, drape some old silk scarves around a microphone stand to dab your sweaty brow, and move like you've seen a million faces and rocked them all.
June 14, 2007 Two years before Woodstock, a music festival in Monterey, Calif., brought together a diverse group of big-name acts including the Mamas and the Papas and Jefferson Airplane as well as some then-unknown performers, notably Janis Joplin and Jimi Hendrix.
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November 10, 2006 All new studio recording from The Who; Spider courts fly in The Low Lows; A 1969 classic from King Crimson; New instrumental music from Ratatat; Toronto's punk-inspired Born Ruffians; A new EP from England's Arctic Monkeys.
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October 31, 2006 Forty years ago, The Who raised the bar on rock 'n roll behavior. They were the first to smash their guitars and the first to destroy their hotel rooms. They've just released their first album in 24 years, and some threads will be familiar to longtime Who fans.
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March 6, 2005 Guest host Sheilah Kast speaks with singer Petra Haden , who has two new projects: "Petra Haden and Bill Frisell" (Sovereign Artists Records), a collection of standards played by the virtuoso guitarist, and "Petra Haden Sings: The Who Sell Out" (Bar/None Records) in which she recreates the Who's music entirely with her voice.
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April 12, 2004 Odd interpretations from Stolen Shack; Folk singer/songwriter Adrienne Young; A new retrospective from The Who; Neo-psychedelia from Circulatory System; Solo work from jazz bassist Percy Heath. Featured Artist: Hilliard Ensemble.
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