Saturday, March 24, 2012

"Who's" Having A Birthday? ~ STMUSS

My honey, that's "who"!

Morning everyone! Today, I'm making my Songs That Make Us Sing Saturday post a special tribute to the man who means the most to me in this world, because this is a special weekend and tomorrow is a very special day. It's his birthday!!

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Since The Who is his favorite. band. of. all. time. I figured that I'd give him his own personal "Who-a-palooza" as a little musical gift.

It's almost always a Who CD that first gets popped into the car player, when we're heading out on a road trip. I chose this first song, (The Song Is Over) because I love the way he sings along with it when he's driving.

 


This next video is of somewhat rare footage of the first night of The Who's two night show at Maple Leaf Gardens in Toronto, on December 6 & 7, 1982. It's rare, in that they only ever intended to show footage filmed on the second night of this leg, but because they wanted to have back-up footage in case something went wrong on the second night, they filmed the first night as well. There are many music insiders and rock fans alike that have long considered this song (Eminence Front) to be one of the greatest rock compositions of all time.




Next, I had to include one of The Who's most popular songs ever... Baba O'Reilly. Funny thing is... not many people actually know that's the name of the song.




Last, but certainly not least, is the Who classic that most makes me think of my hubby when I hear it. This version is a slightly different one, in that it's not the entire band, but legendary lead singer Roger Daltry singing with a group that's near and dear to my heart, The Chieftains.



Happy Birthday, honey!



Here's the link to this really great party. Come on... join us this week, as a birthday present to my hubby. ;~)

Click HERE or HERE to link up

7 comments:

  1. I've never been a fan of the Who (altough I am a fan of Roger Daltry's hair--LOL). But back in my college theatre days we always played the Who for our sound check. Thanks for reminding me of such wonderful memories and happy birthday to your hubby!

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  2. Happy birthday to THE MAN!!!

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  3. I'm learning a lot about music via this "hop"! So many good bands I've never heard of before! Happy Birthday to the hubby!
    Ang
    PS Thanks for stopping by my blog! I'm a new follower!

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  4. Becca: LOL! Who wouldn't love a head of hair like that? Daltry puts on a he!! of a show, but I never really thought he was all that great looking. Some of my friends were nuts about him. Maybe it was the hair! Ha!

    Rob: Soooo good to hear from you! How are you, my friend? I'll have to stop by for a visit and catch up. Hubbs says a great big Thank You!

    Ang: Wow! Never? Well then, I'm glad I could introduce you to them. Thanks so much for stopping by!

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  5. Mary- hush! Roger was the bomb...I used to absolutely live for his Bulova advertisements...
    Happy birthday Mr. B...he must be wonderful because 2 of my 4 children have birthdays this week too. My daughter's is today and Seanie's is tomorrow.
    Aries ROCK!
    TY so much for the anthology:)
    WHO rocks? YOU do!
    Tracy

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  6. Happy Belated Birthday to the MAN!!! Sorry it took so long to get the the "party"! LOL!

    Great songs and a wonderful "present" for sure...

    :)

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  7. Gotta love the hour long musical "opens" from the oldy rock bands...I thought that song was called Teenage Wasteland...I always learn something new...thanks girlie! ;)

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Spill your heart out!