Thursday, 20 February 2014


Here’s a fascinating clip of Pete Townshend’s creative process as he runs through ideas for “Glittering Girl” to Who managers Kit Lambert and Chris Stamp at his Wardour Street flat before rehearsing it with the band at the Saville Theatre in London during February 1967.

Filmed as part of Edmund Wolf’s documentary “Die Jungen Nachtwandler”, it was broadcast on German television in July 1967. Interesting to hear Lambert talk about Townshend heading up a "mysterious department called Jazz and New Sounds" for his new Track record label. 

A version of "Glittering Girl" was recorded at De Lane Lea Studios around this time but didn't see daylight until 1995 when it appeared as one of the previously unreleased tracks on a remastered edition of The Who Sell Out.

Thanks to Long John McNally for flagging this up.

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