Chris Murphy et al. in Fillmore East, Second Avenue, East 6th Street, Manhattan - the 1970's

from Miles To Go: The Lost Years: An Intimate Memoir of Life on the Road with Miles Davis, page 12:

"You know who else I like?" he [Miles Davis] said. "Peter Townshend. He knows how not to play. Somebody else would use three chords, but he picks the one, the right one, and uses it. He knows how not to play."

I told him about seeing The Who perform at Fillmore East, and said how much I liked their earlier work, especially "I Can See For Miles."

"They did a song about me?" Miles seemed quite surprised.

"No, no," I said. "It's just a song title." We both laughed.

cite as

Chris Murphy, Miles To Go: The Lost Years: An Intimate Memoir of Life on the Road with Miles Davis (New York City, 2002), p. 12. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1430320724242 accessed: 2 December, 2022

location of experience: Fillmore East, Second Avenue, East 6th Street, Manhattan

Listeners

Chris Murphy
music technician, personal assisstant, road manager, Guitarist […]
1940's-

Listening to

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'I Can See For Miles' performed by The Who
Rock and roll guitar performed by Pete Townsend

Experience Information

Date/Time the 1970's
Medium live

Originally submitted by 5011Henning on Wed, 29 Apr 2015 16:18:44 +0100
Approved on Wed, 19 Oct 2016 12:58:59 +0100