Monday, September 14, 2009

How Pete Townshend Would Have Handled Kanye West

One more thought on Kanye West. Yes, I know it's one more thought than he deserves. But it occurred to me that one music legend Kanye might not want to pull that stunt on is Pete Townshend of The Who.

When The Who performed at Woodstock, Abbie Hoffman jumped on stage in the middle of their set to rant about John Sinclair who had been sentenced to 10 years in prison for possession of two marijuana sticks. Now Townshend happened to agree with Hoffman but this was neither the time nor the place for such an intervention. Townshend was irked and told Hoffman to "get off my f*#^&n stage" and then hit him with his guitar. There is no video image of Townshend actually hitting Hoffman but I don't think Kanye would want to piss off the man who wrote "Won't Get Fooled Again."

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Who's No 1? said...

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