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Why Kenney Jones???
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k***@gmail.com
2012-08-14 21:15:38 UTC
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Anyone wonder why Pete/The Who decided to take him on as their drummer?
Jon
2012-08-15 14:55:22 UTC
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Post by k***@gmail.com
Anyone wonder why Pete/The Who decided to take him on as their drummer?
Well Kenny was the drummer in the Small Faces, a rival '60s Mod band,
they knew him and he knew them.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Small_Faces

Not really rocket science!
Brian In Atlanta
2012-08-16 23:10:51 UTC
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He also subbed for Keith on a lot of the Tommy soundtrack, plus they all went through the horrible '68 Aussie/NZ tour together that must have been a bonding experience. Then there was his drumming for The Faces, one of Britain's most admired live bands by the rock cognoscenti. Plus John liked him as well.

- Brian in Atlanta
Beaver Fever
2012-08-23 21:51:34 UTC
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Post by Brian In Atlanta
He also subbed for Keith on a lot of the Tommy soundtrack, plus they all went through the horrible '68 Aussie/NZ tour together that must have been a bonding experience. Then there was his drumming for The Faces, one of Britain's most admired live bands by the rock cognoscenti. Plus John liked him as well.
- Brian in Atlanta
Why didn't Roger like him?
Brian In Atlanta
2012-08-26 12:36:02 UTC
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Post by Beaver Fever
Why didn't Roger like him?
Roger wasn't happy with Kenney getting a quarter share of The Who when Pete elevated him to official member (Roger wanted "guest" drummers by hire). He also felt, as did many fans, that his style didn't fit The Who.

I'll ignore the completely unsubstantiated rumor that Roger banged Kenney's wife. Such scurrilous talk will not pass my lips!

-Brian in Atlanta
Rocinante
2012-08-26 17:15:09 UTC
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Post by k***@gmail.com
Anyone wonder why Pete/The Who decided to take him on as their drummer?
He was always a competent drummer, but he had no charisma.
--
"Love is a snowmobile racing across the tundra and then suddenly it
flips over, pinning you underneath. At night, the ice weasels come."
--Matt Groening

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