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The Who: Earls Court, London

Sylvie Simmons, Rolling Stone (Germany), November 1995

ROCK MUSIC – we’d never have believed it if they’d told us back then – has grown up. What was once dicks and fists has brains and neuroses and lines on its face. Pete Townshend has finally felt safe to ‘come out’ as the therapy-seeking, guru-following, social-commentating, serious grown-up that he really always was (even back then, the much-quoted ‘hope I die before I get old’ line aside) and reclaim The Who for himself.

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