The Who released their LP "Meaty, Beaty, Big and Bouncy" on Oct. 30, 1…

Written by on October 30, 2018

The Who released their LP "Meaty, Beaty, Big and Bouncy" on Oct. 30, 1971. Every track on the album with the exception of "Boris the Spider", the one song written by John Entwistle, had been released as a single in the UK, with all except "A Legal Matter", "Magic Bus", and "The Seeker" being top ten hits. "Happy Jack", "I Can See for Miles", "Magic Bus", and "Pinball Wizard" had also been Top 40 hits in the US.

The album title is in reference to the members of the band, Meaty: Roger Daltrey, who was quite fit at the time, Beaty: Keith Moon, for his drumming, Big: John Entwistle, who was a large person, often referred to as "The Ox" (lending his nickname to the instrumental of the same name), and Bouncy: Pete Townshend, who jumped about quite acrobatically during performances.

When is the last time you listened to this LP?

Happy 47th Birthday to "Meaty, Beaty, Big and Bouncy"!!




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