Several Names Later, The Who Hit It Big | Minnesota Public Radio News

Rock soundman Glyn Johns talks Beatles, Stones – Hometownstations.com-WLIO- Lima, OH News Weather Sports

23, 2014.Baiju Sunder/AP Today’s Morning Edition music is from a group that was first known as the Detours. For a while they were known as the High Numbers. Pete Townsend thought they should be called The Hair. But 50 years ago today the band began a 16-week engagement at London’s Marquee Club with a name that would stick: The Who. They would soon release their first single “I Can’t Explain,” which Townsend says he wrote to sound like the music of another British band they admired: The Kinks. It would make it to No. 8 on the UK pop chart.
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Johns, who was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2012, is still working, recording the likes of Ryan Adams and Band of Horses. Surprisingly enough, he owes some of his good health to Keith Moon, the hell-raising drummer for The Who, who once agreed to quit drinking if Johns kicked his 60-a-day cigarette habit. Moon, who died in 1978, didn’t, but Johns did. After half a century, Johns’ enthusiasm for the job still hasn’t waned. “I can’t wait to get back in the studio,” he said.
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14 ridiculous hotel amenities – CNN.com

Sign up at Namale Resort and Spa on Fiji’s Vanua Levu island. Minutes, possibly even seconds, of entertainment courtesy of a stand-in pet goldfish at Kimpton Hotels. Pink pepper chocolate, vinegar chocolate and various other handcrafted, Fair Trade chocs are available at Soneva Kiri’s over-the-top chocolate parlor. Not Harry Potter’s Hedwig the romantic, but Dingle, Ashford Castle’s resident owl, who can fly to your beloved with an engagement ring around his neck. Sunshine butlers at the seaside The Club Hotel & Spa offer poolside services like polishing your Ray-Bans, applying sun-creams and providing mineral water foot misters. If the bedtime story books provided at the Benjamin don’t successfully get the kids to sleep, fear not — you can also arrange a nap session the next day. Budding Katy Perrys and Justin Biebers can live their fantasies at The Nightbird recording studios under the Sunset Marquis Hotel. Rover’s mental and physical health will be well taken care of at Provenance hotels where pet psychologists can be found. Four Seasons Resort Landaa Giraavaru at Baa Atoll provides manta-finders for hopeful divers. At The Villas at Rancho Valencia, “owners” — as guests are addressed — have access to its private fleet of Porsches. HIDE CAPTION >> STORY HIGHLIGHTS Transcending Wi-Fi, pillow menus and full minibars, these hotel amenities truly give you something to brag about back home Music fans may be interested in a Fender guitar at Hard Rock, Chicago, or a recording studio at Sunset Marquis Hotel, California Kimpton Hotels provide stand-in pet goldfish while Provenance hotels have a pet psychologist on call (CNN) — Private pools, flat-screen TVs, mega liquor bottles.
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