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July 8, 1967: The Who's First Concert in New York City

Binky Philips | Posted 01.14.2015 | Entertainment
Binky Philips

The Who's music/act was almost a weapon. They took the stage with something akin to an invasion/occupation. It was theirs now until they didn't want it anymore.

45 Years Ago: April 5th and 6th, 1968... The Who Debut at the Fillmore East the Night After MLK Jr.'s Assassination

Binky Philips | Posted 06.05.2013 | Entertainment
Binky Philips

For a great many of us tender shoots, rock music was oxygen, the air we breathed. This opening had been fiercely anticipated. That worn-out dump in the seedy East Village was now... Mecca!

Pete Townshend Meets My Mom and Dad at the Fillmore East

Binky Philips | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Binky Philips

As The Who show progressed, with no security staff whatsoever, the wings of the stage started getting jammed. But, I was still the only one onstage.