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When in London, re-boot

Odell Jr. (not David) Beckham gives footwear shout out to Who and Stones in London!

“Beckham originally sported some Burberry cleats originally during warm-ups, fully embracing the London atmosphere, but changed to cleats that matched the Giants’ colors to comply with the NFL rule that all cleats must be in the team’s colors.”

Beckham wears Who and Stones boots

Beckham wears Who and Stones boots

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1973 – In Excess

Michael Walker defines a gray area in the history of Rock music with What You Want Is in the Limo : On the Road with Led Zeppelin, Alice Cooper, and the Who in 1973, the Year the Sixties Died and the Modern Rock Star Was Born. This NPR interview gives a nice overview of the Walker’s insights.

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From Oi! to Oy! in a single step

Rock lost its artistic mojo circa 1973, as big money proved a death knell to 60’s idealism.  As seen in Atlantic Crossing cover at right, you cross a lot of ocean with a leg spread out so far and wide, but you also jump a lot of shark in the process.

Think Rod Stewart’s ’73 release Atlantic Crossingin contrast to his work with The Faces a year earlier – possibly the greatest rock show ever:

 

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