We last discussed the first side of the seminal album, Quadrophenia, by The Who, entirely written by Peter Townshend. Since that time I have done more extensive research, and found some interesting things that I hope will be illuminating for everyone. They were for me. Without too many details in the introduction, I can say with a good bit of confidence that this record almost dissolved the band.
Roger put Pete in hospital with punches, Kit was almost banned, and the fraud that the management was doing to the band was discovered. That was part of the genesis for the song “How Many Friends Have I Really Got” that was part of The Who by Numbers some time later. But there is more!
I have a frank correction to make, and then what is more like a clarification as to the original characters who were combined to make Jimmy. I also have a stupid one to make, about the name of the album itself. Shall we begin?