The Who

Thu, 22 November 1973:

Los Angeles, CA, LA Forum


I Can't Explain, Summertime Blues, My Wife, My Generation, I Am The Sea, The Real Me, The Punk And The Godfather, I'm One, Helpless Dancer, 5.15, Sea And Sand, Drowned, Bell Boy, Doctor Jimmy, Love Reign O'er Me, Won't Get Fooled Again, Pinball Wizard, See Me Feel Me, My Generation, Let's See Action, Magic Bus, Naked Eye, Baby Don't You Do It


The dates of the LA-Forum shows were unsure. Some sources say 22.11.1973 and 23.11.1973, others say 23.11.1973 and 24.11.1973. Steve Kurasch confirmed the first two dates (22.11.1973 and 23.11.1973). He wrote: "L.A. Forum, 22 November 1973, 9th row. The concerts were on a Thursday and Friday. Thursday was Thanksgiving, and my friend and I went to this concert. It was pouring rain outside. Opening act was Lynyrd Skynyrd. There was an encore - Baby Don't You Do It. At the end, Townsend smashed his guitar. L.A. Forum, 23 November 1973, front row. I recall the concert was virtually the same as the preceding night, but no encore." Dave Marsh confirms Steve Kurasch.


Don West

Yes, Thursday (Thanksgiving) and Friday as I remember. I was in the 2nd row for the Thursday show (and have pictures to prove it!!). I remember a friend near me saying, "... oh, The Who never do encores ..." and they did. "oh, Pete Townshend doesn't smash his guitar any more ..." And he DID.
A highlight show of my life. Lynyrd Skynyrd opened, and I recall next to nothing of their set ... I was waytoo amped to see THE WHO.

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Attendance & Support

Support Act: Lynyrd Skynyrd

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The Who in Los Angeles, CA


Roger (Photo: Don West) John, Pete, Roger and Keith (Photo: Don West) Pete (Photo: Don West) Pete Townshend (Photo: Don West)