1967 : The Who Perform at Southfield High School

November 22, 2020 all-day

The Who perfroming at Southfield High School Gym, courtesy of Hour Detroit

The night of November 22, 1967, is indelibly etched in the memories of local music fans lucky enough to nab a ticket to The Who’s performance at Southfield High School’s gym. “It was packed to the gills, and I was in the front row,” recalls Don Henderson, who shot this photo. The British group was preceded by warm-up bands The Unrelated Segments and The Amboy Dukes (with Ted Nugent). Singer Roger Daltrey’s back is to the crowd in front of drummer Keith Moon while guitarist Pete Townshend puts the finishing touches on his signature windmill move, in which he wound up his arm in anticipation of striking a furious power chord.

Source : George Bulanda, “The Way It Was”, Hour Detroit, September 2015.

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