My compliments to you for selecting Nicky Hopkins. An underappreciated & little-known, great pianist & keyboard player. The rest of your band is outstanding, as well.Harry Nilsson vocals
Ginger Baker drums
Klaus Voorman bass
David Gilmour guitar
Nicky Hopkins keyboards
<Or how about Hendrix with the Who>
Instead of Townsend? I think, no. Along with Townsend, I think so. What if Townsend had had fantastic different other musicians he could work with and essentially write for? Do not get me wrong, I love the Who and Townsend as a guitarist and keyboard person. But what if he had folks to work with who were beyond him on guitar and keyboards? It would have been interesting to know whether Keith Moon could have drummed for any other group, though. Again, my favorite drummer, ever.
I think that is something to consider
Can you imagine Pink Floyd with Jeff Beck as the guitar player in place of David Gillmore or The Beatles with Clapton instead of George ?
Or how about Hendrix with the Who
Think of all the great music that we would have missed out on.
The Who is my favorite band and I agree that is definitely one band where the whole is far greater than the sum of the parts. Except Moon, they've all had some solo success, but together they make a very special noise.
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Mine too. I've seen Roger & Pete (as The Who back in early 2000s with Zach on drums and Simon on Bass). They did a great job, but they weren't "The Who" to me....but as close as I'll ever get to it. I must admit though, I did get chills when Zach started pounding at the end of "Won't Get Fooled Again".
The Who ended when Moon passed and if I'm honest, I wish they would have hung it up and just did solo work. I don't care much much post-Moon era.
I also got to see John Entwistle play with Ringo Starr's All Star Band back in the 90s I think....but I would have loved to seen them back in their hayday.