The Who at Cow Palace

I find this very sad, but it must have been wonderful for the nineteen year old Scot Halpin who stood in for an incapacitated Keith Moon. I understand that the young drummer has since died…


Keith Moon Radio Sketches

From BBC Radio 1’s Top Gear in 1973,

John Peel, the long time host of the BBC radio programme Top Gear was set to leave for his summer break in 1973. As his replacement, producer John Walters invited Keith Moon to take over, scripting skits for Keith to act out between songs and recording them on weekday mornings when Keith was most likely to be sober enough to work.

0:00 Life With the Moons
1:43 Life With the Moons II
2:29 University Challenge
2:59 Poetry Cornered

Recorded early summer 1973 at the BBC.

Thanks to Dimmer for emailing me this link.

Happy 100th birthday – Transporter Bridge

Monday 17th October will be the 100th anniversary of the official opening of the Transporter Bridge between Middlesbrough and Port Clarence. To commemorate this the bridge has had special light shows, here are some pictures I took on Saturday (plus one of Albert railway bridge at Middlesbrough so it didn’t feel left out!)…