Jazz and Blues Festival.
Who. 6th August 1965.
Who played three times altogether at the National Jazz and Blues Festivals .
1965 at Richmond ,Windsor 1966 (
this being the last outdoor festival The Who would play in the UK until 1969)
and finally at the 1969 National
Jazz and Blues Fest which by then had transferred to Plumpton.
By then they had transformed themselves and were performing numbers from Tommy.The
1965 show featured their earlier material such as My Generation
, Anyway Anyhow Anywhere
and I Can't Explain.
It also features Pete Townsend doing a nice bit of guitar and amp destruction,
although theres no full blown trashing of the Who's entire stage equipment , such
as Moon's drum kit. Young Keith had apparently energised himself
by downing 20 uppers, no wonder he was so bloody energetic !
The stills below were taken
from an archival film that exists of the 1965 show, recorded for the US TV show
Shindig but it is not known just how much footage
of the set exists.
Audio tapes are circulating of
the set, supposedly from the TV show.
Sound: Very good audience/soundboard?
Time: Approx. 20 Minutes
Daddy Rolling Stone, I Can't Explain, My Generation, Anyway Anyhow
Anywhere, Shout and Shimmy
If you have photos, recollections,
set lists, newspaper reports or tapes of the event then Contact
me and I'll add
them to the site.
You can find out the complete
line ups of the first festivals if you follow the links below, but otherwise
information is fairly limited.
Most of these
have fairly complete documentation .