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Who Are You?

on November 20, 1973, The Who were opening their Quadrophenia US concert tour at the Cow Palace in Daly City, California. about seventy minutes into the show, drummer Keith Moon passed out on stage (apparently he had consumed large tranquilizer pills, meant to be shot at animals, with a large volume of brandy). then Pete Townshend asked the crowd, ‘can anyone play the drums?’ 19-year-old audience member Scot Halpin answered the call, became a member of The Who for a night, then disappeared into rock n roll obscurity/legend/history. ammazin’


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