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1966 – THE “WHO” at McGooS and THE HIPPLE PEOPLE were the support band.

19th June 1966
1966 - THE "WHO" at McGooS and THE HIPPLE PEOPLE were the support band.

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1966 – They were one of the most unique and exciting ands of the era and it was a great thrill to be part of the show.

McGooS was very much a “MOD” Venue. The fashion sense in the club was in keeping with the MOD styles of the time and THE WHO were very much a MOD Band.

As expected the club was full capacity and due to start at 9.00pm.

We started the show and played a et until around 10.00pm but there was no sign of THE WHO. We played another hour until they eventually showed up. We came off stage and went behind what used to be the Cinema Screen allowing the roadies to bring on enormous amplification that THE WHO were famous for.

While they waited we were able to meet them and have a blether to them. Keith Moon was very complimentary about our version of one of their tracks that he heard as they came in the building.

They went on stage to an enormous cheer and sounded absolutely fantastic. THE WHO had a reputation for smashing their gear on stage and that night they did not disappoint, ramming guitars into amplifiers, crashing guitars off the floor until destroyed, kicking drums over and swinging microphones over their heads.

Jim went into the crowd at the front of the stage and a couple were concerned that Pete Townsend was smashing his guitar, which was very similar to one he was knocking 3 bells out of on stage. he was pleased to say his was safely tucked up in its case at the back of the stage.

It was an unforgettable experience.

Avatar Added by PatrickMc Attributed to: Courtesy of Edinburgh Evening News and Dispatch / THE HIPPLE PEOPLE

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