Watch The Officially Released Performance Footage Of The Who’s Woodstock ’69 Show
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If you know the Woodstock Festival, then you probably heard of The Who’s performance being labeled as “legendary.” That’s not an exaggeration; take a look at the footage of the band’s set below and see it for yourself.
From the beginning until the end, The Who truly marked themselves as heroes that emerged inside one of music’s most iconic festivals. Although they started their set with a rather exhausting crowd waiting for them (it was 5:30 in the morning when they began), plus, with the additional pressure being put to them by The Doors who performed ahead. Of course, after a handful of ferocious sets, the audience seemed to be too tired to look at them; until they were proven wrong.
The Who has got to be one of the loudest performers in the history of Woodstock, since it’s common knowledge that each of the members has their own ways to bring their instrument upfront. Guitarist Pete Townshend, bassist John Entwistle, and drummer Keith Moon were going wild; frontman Roger Daltrey also shared some twisting screams in the middle of the performances in order to be heard.
Attendees weren’t too sure if they were hallucinating or that the band had simply blown their minds with their songs. It was also the time for The Who to introduce their rock opera album, Tommy, in front of thousands of people.
Take a look at The Who in all their ragged and rambunctious glory below.