The Who

Thu, 01 April 1976:

Boston, MA, Garden


I Can't Explain
My Wife
Baba O'Riley
Squeeze Box
Behind Blue Eyes
Magic Bus
Amazing Journey
The Acid Queen
Fiddle About
Pinball Wizard
I'm Free
Tommy's Holiday Camp
We're Not Gonna Take It
Summertime Blues
My Generation
Join Together
My Generation Blues
Won't Get Fooled Again

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Oldies for a young audience

On their first try at the Garden, The Who got only as far as „I Can’t Explain“ and „Substitute“ before Keith Moon fell off his chair, a vict... Continue reading
(The Boston Pheonix, 13-04-1976)



Unbelievable! Although a truly great audience tape exists of this show, if a sound board recording exists in The Who's archives it should be released as a CD! The band was in perfect form! Pete bashed one at the end just to add an exclamation point to an already fabulous performance! This show defines what rock and roll is all about - it just doesn't get any better!

Gary B.

OK here we go, it's March 9, 1976 and The Who hit Boston but Moonie is ill and after a song or two they're done. I wasn't there then because my submarine was deep under the Atlantic. We pull into Newport on April 1 and my brother calls to tell me The Who is at the "Gahden" tonight and he has a ticket for me. I am psyched as they are my #1 band and I've never seen them live. Outside the garden waiting for them to let us in and the crowd starts chanting 1-2-3-4 open up the doors, 5-6-7-8 open up the gates. Strong smell of pot inside and they start, but only 3 at first-where is Moon? He finally comes on stage doing tumblesalts up to his drums. I believe Pete hadn't smashed his guitar for a while but he must have loved the Gahden loonies and he smashed it good-Moonie kicked over the drums too. I knew then that I have witnessed a very special moment in my life. 32 years later on Oct. 24 I witnessed them again at the new Garden-great show, amazing they still have it- the best band ever.

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