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(@dan-t)
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The 2008 Kennedy Center Honors will air December 30th on CBS in the States, and The Who are among the honorees. 8)

Dan

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Posted : 28/12/2008 6:31 pm
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Isn't there something inherently wrong with The Who being honored by an institution like the Kennedy Center? Aren't they (or weren't they) rock 'n roll rebels? I know we're all growing older, but why do we need to grow up too! I live in the DC area and heard this was a really nice event, but it struck me as odd. I'm probably out on a limb here, but it just rubs me the wrong way. Daltrey and Townsend share the stage with Barbara Streisand? There was probably a time when these two acts didn't even want to be seen on the same continent as each other.

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Posted : 30/12/2008 1:51 am
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I think it's pretty cool.

Yes The Who were the punks of our generation.....so what, didn't we all have a little punk in us back then?

 
Posted : 31/12/2008 12:19 am
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I think it's cool that The Who are being honored for influencing American culture. 8) And yes, I never thought I'd see the day that the Who would share the stage with Barbara Steisand, but then again, I never thought I'd see the day that Robert Plant went country either! :wink:
The show comes on in half an hour. I'll be watching. :D

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Posted : 31/12/2008 12:35 am
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Yeah, for all my rant, I'm set to record and watch it too.

 
Posted : 31/12/2008 12:40 am
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Heck, they let me both sing and act there. They'll let anybody in.

 
Posted : 31/12/2008 1:24 am
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I didn't know anything about the Kennedy Center, so had to look it up....yes, I suppose the Who were anti-establishment at one time, but they've been a pretty big influence on a lot of bands over the course of their career. Nice to see a British band honoured for their contribution to American culture!

:D :D :D

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Posted : 31/12/2008 2:04 am
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I didn't know anything about the Kennedy Center, so had to look it up....yes, I suppose the Who were anti-establishment at one time, but they've been a pretty big influence on a lot of bands over the course of their career. Nice to see a British band honoured for their contribution to American culture!

:D :D :D

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Heck Vic, I didn't even know they were British untill about 1970 :oops:

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Posted : 03/01/2009 4:50 am