The Who brought 50 years' worth of rock power to the New Orleans Jazz Fest

April 26, 2015 2:06 AM

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The Who by numbers at Jazz Fest: Union Jack coffee mug on the drum riser: one. Curse words – about nine. Roger Daltrey harmonica solos: three. Pete Townshend guitar windmills – many. Classic songs – all of them. Buttons eventually unbuttoned on Daltrey's shirt – also, all of them.

Ironically, the only time the sun came out at Jazz Fest on Saturday (April 25) was for the Englishmen. The day's intermittent rain dried up as the set opened with "Can't Explain," and rays finally peeked through as the familiar, mathematical synthesizer intro to the penultimate "Baba O'Riley" began ...

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