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Jim Rockford
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That time The Who played Baton Rouge
opening for Herman's Hermits. I think this was in 1967.



Tchefuncte Tiger
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re: That time The Who played Baton Rouge
I remember all of those bands. Too bad I turned six in '67 and was too young to attend.

The Blues Magoos only hit.


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re: That time The Who played Baton Rouge
Also played the PMAC in summer of 1980.


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re: That time The Who played Baton Rouge
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Also played the PMAC in summer of 1980.


Great show. They played in BR on the "By Numbers" tour as well. Keith Moon spent the day getting hammered at off-campus bars and had to be rounded up by the LSU PD to make it to the show.


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re: That time The Who played Baton Rouge

lol. How'd you like to be Peter Noone singing "Mrs. Brown" following Pete smashing his guitar?


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re: That time The Who played Baton Rouge
I saw this same tour in July of 1967. I remember The Who demolished all of their equipment. Daltrey put his foot right into the middle of Moon's bass drum. Smoke was coming out of the amps. I had no idea what was going on. There was also an up and coming singer by the name of Neil Diamond on the same show. Blues Magoos had psychedelic suits that lit up when they cut the lights out. Wild stuff for back then.


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re: That time The Who played Baton Rouge
I've spoken to a couple of people who were there, never seen a poster before though -- nice find.

Playing high schools was apparently quite common during this period, the classic example being the very first concert by The Velvet Underground, which took place at a suburban New Jersey school.



A guy who was there recently made this great short film about it.


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re: That time The Who played Baton Rouge
I remember all of those bands. Too bad I turned six in '67 and was too young to attend.

The Blues Magoos only hit.
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But WHAT A HIT!

That'll be running around in my head for a while.


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Kafka
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re: That time The Who played Baton Rouge
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I saw this same tour in July of 1967. I remember The Who demolished all of their equipment. Daltrey put his foot right into the middle of Moon's bass drum. Smoke was coming out of the amps. I had no idea what was going on. There was also an up and coming singer by the name of Neil Diamond on the same show.
I saw an interview w/Diamond where he was asked about this tour and he replied, "No, I didn't smash my guitars. I like my guitars, I prefer not to smash them, thank you."



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re: That time The Who played Baton Rouge
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How'd you like to be Peter Noone singing "Mrs. Brown" following Pete smashing his guitar?


(Extra credit for whomever gets the reference)


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lammo
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re: That time The Who played Baton Rouge
Treedawg and some of his Red Oaks buddies overheard Peter Noone referring to BR as a hick town and nearly beat his ass, but Daltrey and Moonie talked them out of it.

Roger and Keith said Please, no. We need the gig money.


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Kafka
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re: That time The Who played Baton Rouge
The Inn Crowd was a local BR band signed to the Michelle label owned by Sam Montel, who promoted this show.

Their best-known track is an interesting attempt to combine garage R&B with power pop harmonies:

The Inn Crowd - "Baby You're So Fine"



The band has a Facebook page, though it's been inactive since 2012.

Very detailed overview of The Inn Crowd here.

Promo for a reunion show around 2010:



Deke
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re: That time The Who played Baton Rouge
Something else I remember from the show I saw...it was actually in August of 1967 not July like I thought earlier. "I Can See for Miles" had just come out and it was my favorite song. They did not play it, I found out later that they very seldom did it live. Guess it was hard to replicate the sound, but I remember being puzzled at the time.


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re: That time The Who played Baton Rouge
I was there. I was seated center stage, second row in folding chairs probably 20 feet from the stage. I was 12 then and 65 now. Those who have reported that the WHO destroyed their guitars, amps and drum set are telling the truth. I'll never forget the experience.


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re: That time The Who played Baton Rouge
The Basement Wall and Greek Fountain were other big BR bands from the '60's.


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re: That time The Who played Baton Rouge
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The Basement Wall and Greek Fountain were other big BR bands from the '60's
The Basement Wall - "Never Existed"

This may be the greatest R&R record to ever come out of BR.



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re: That time The Who played Baton Rouge
Remember Isoceles Popsicle? BR psychedelia


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lammo
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re: That time The Who played Baton Rouge
Also, The War Babies


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