This performance of Baba O'Reily for the firemen of 9/11 still moves me to tears ....
The Who Is At The Center of Rock Honors
This is the first Rock Honors show to celebrate one band.
Rock Honors takes place in Los Angeles on July 12. It premieres on VH1 and VH1 Classic on Thursday, July 17 at 9/8c.
From “The Kids Are Alright” to “Who Are You” the British invasion’s most manic outfit has always been one of rock’s cornerstones. Talk about characters: the brainiac songwriter with the flying arms, the sexy singer with the robust stage presence, the silent bassist with the keen chops, and the tornado drummer with the crazed lifestyle - the guys in the Who have a combined chemistry that’s given their every move a daunting impact. That’s why they’ve been chosen to be the centerpiece of VH1’s 2008 Rock Honors presentation. It’s the first time the show has celebrated a single artist at its annual bash. The presentation airs on VH1 and VH1 Classic on July 17. An array of other high-vis artists will help celebrate the foursome - Pete Townsend, Roger Daltrey, John Entwhistle, and Keith Moon - all night long. Yep, both Townsend and Daltrey will perform on the show.
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