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Movie Premiere: The Who At Kilburn 1977

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Vocalist Roger Daltrey capped a non-stop four-day weekend of Who activity on Monday at the Arclight Cinema in Sherman Oaks, taking fan questions at the big-screen premiere of the Who’s Live At Kilburn 1977. Curious fans overflowed the theater, one of a small handful of screenings before the film’s release next week on DVD. This concert film, unseen since it was filmed for possible use in Jeff Stein’s documentary The Kids Are Alright and then shelved, captures Keith Moon’s last public performance, putting the final exclamation point on one of the greatest runs in rock history.

“It could be very erratic sometimes but always entertaining, and always surprising,” Daltrey said about Moon at a pre-screening press conference. “He had a kind of mathematical brain that could pull rhythms that would totally kick you to where you never thought you would go. And he made it work, what can you say? And he was the funniest guy in the world to watch, to perform with him… he was magical. But he had another side to him that was quite terrifying.”