Wednesday, July 03, 2002
After John Entwistle died last Thursday, I doubted that The Who would even start the tour they were supposed to begin the following day. To my surprise, they're going on with it with a hired-gun bassist.
I'm sure there are some grousing that it's inappropriate for them to do so, given their loss of a founding member. But they're already been through the loss of one founding member, drummer Keith Moon way back when, so the only difference in a formal sense is the time frame for deciding when to keep on keeping on. They have the support of at least one member of Entwistle's family, his son. So, more power to them.
Reviews of the opening show are online in this article at the LA Times and at this article at the New York Times.