The Who

Pete Townshend • St. Louis, MO • August 25, 1967 • No. 1


Herman's Hermits 1967 Summer US Tour • August 25, 1967 • St. Louis, Missouri

Pete Townshend, hotel-bound via chartered bus from Lambert-St. Louis Municipal Airport.

*Prints of this image are currently available in three sizes on matte Hahnemühle Museum Etching 350gsm Deckle Edge paper.



The Story

The Who perform two shows (6:30 & 9:00 PM) at the Kiel Opera House in support of Herman's Hermits — with special guests, The Blues Magoos.

(Photographer) Tom Wright recalled Townshend sitting for hours “with his nose in a paperback” in the Memphis airport lounge while the rest of The Who and the Hermits hit the bar. Townshend admitted there were times when he felt isolated on tour. After every gig, Moon and Entwistle would drink themselves into oblivion, while Roger Daltrey had sex with as many women as he could manage. Townshend, however, would retreat to his room alone and dream up ideas for a rock opera he hoped would match The Beatles’ Sgt Pepper. — MARK BLAKE / Pretend You’re In A War: The Who & The Sixties

Photo by Tom Morton

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