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The Who

Long Live Rock

  • Rock
  • Space
  • Musical
  • Classic Rock
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song from
  • 1979
  • 2011
  • 1974
  • 1973
  • 1969

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Rock Is Dead—Long Live Rock was the title of an unreleased 1972 autobiographical album by the British rock band The Who. In the liner notes for the Who’s 1974 rarities collection Odds & Sods, guitarist and lead songwriter Pete Townshend said, “I had an idea once for a new album about the history of The Who called Rock Is Dead—Long Live Rock. That idea later blossomed into Quadrophenia.“ The sessions for the album spanned from 19 May to 6 June at Olympic Studios in London. Rock Is Dead—Long Live Rock was to be produced by The Who and Glyn Johns and scheduled for release in October of 1972, but although the album was nearly completed (according to Townshend) the band felt as though it sounded too much like their 1971 LP Who’s Next. Townshend later stated that Rock Is... Read on...

Song lines: ♪ Long live rock, come on and join the line ... Long live rock, be it dead or alive ... Rock is dead, they say

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