Poll: Fans Split On The Who's Decision To Tour
Fans are split on whether it was right for guitarist Pete Townshend and singer Roger Daltrey -- the surviving members of legendary rock act the Who -- to continue with the band's touring plans in theFans are split on whether it was right for guitarist Pete Townshend and singer Roger Daltrey -- the surviving members of legendary rock act the Who -- to continue with the band's touring plans in the wake of founding bassist John Entwistle's death, according to a Billboard.com poll. Of 2,459 voters, 48% said that they found the move acceptable, much in the way the band has continued on with different drummers since the 1978 death of original drummer Keith Moon.
Another 30% disagreed, saying that the decision to go on with the tour just days after Entwistle's untimely passing was in poor taste and that it should have been called off out of respect for their longtime friend and bandmate.
Finally, 22% of the respondents said that Entwistle's death should have marked the end of the Who, and that if Townshend and Daltrey wanted to continue performing together, they should have done so in the vein of former Led Zeppelin members Robert Plant and Jimmy Page. Those musicians toured and recorded together as Page/Plant several years after the death of Zeppelin drummer John Bonham.
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