The Who

Sat, 25 March 1967:

New York, NY, RKO 58th Street Theatre


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Gary Lambert sent an very interesting add to the shows for "Murray The K's Music in the Fifth Dimension." He confirms nine shows of the band in New York: 25.3.1967, 26.3.1967, 27.3.1967, 28.3.1967, 29.3.1967, 30.3.1967, 31.3.1967, 1.4.1967 and 2.4.1967. Gary wrote: "The dates listed are correct, but the venue is not. These shows were held not at the Brooklyn Fox, but at the RKO 58th Street Theatre, located on Lexington Avenue at 58th Street in Manhattan. The error over the venue may have to do with the fact that the legendary deejay Murray The K put on shows at the Brooklyn Fox for many years in the early days of rock 'n' roll, and became closely identified with that venue. The 1967 Easter week series was the first (and only) one he did at the 58th Street Theatre. The shows were all-star affairs. Among the other acts appearing were Cream, The Blues Project, Wilson Pickett, Mitch Ryder and the Detroit Wheels, Phil Ochs, the Blues Magoos, Jim and Jean and a few others I'm not remembering at the moment. The shows were presented revue-style, with none of the acts doing more than two or three songs per show. Another correction: Your source lists nine shows. Actually, there were nine *dates*, but there were multiple shows each day. I believe it was two a day on the weekdays, and three on Saturday and Sunday. One of the more astonishing things about The Who's performances during this run is that My Generation was the third and final song of their three-song mini-set at each and every one of these shows, and they did their soon-to-be-famous gear-bashing thing every single time. If my math is correct, that means 22 demolition jobs over the nine day run! (I remember seeing, reproduced in a magazine or somewhere, a copy of the band's astronomical repair bill at Manny's Music on 48th Street during that week)."

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