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“Won’t Get Fooled Again” by The Who

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“Won’t Get Fooled Again” by The Who

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“Won’t Get Fooled Again” by The Who


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    “Won’t Get Fooled Again” by The Who is a classic rock song.
    First version recorded in New York on March 16, 1971, was rejected. The released version became the first song that Glyn Johns worked on during a trial session with The Rolling Stones Mobile studio in April 1971. This version (unlike the New York original) included the synthesizer track from Pete Townshend’s demo.

    Song Title: Won’t Get Fooled Again
    Artist: the Who
    Album: Who’s Next
    Genre: rock, classic rock
    Composer: Copyright © 1971 Pete Townshend
    Lead Vocals: Roger Daltrey
    Backing Vocals: Pete Townshend
    Guitar: Pete Townshend (Gretsch 6120 guitar, a tweed 1959 Fender 3x10 Bandmaster amp, and an Edwards Light Beam volume pedal, all gifts from Joe Walsh)
    Organ: Pete Townshend (synthesized organ, Arp 2500, EMS VCS 3)
    Bass Guitar: John Entwistle (Fender Precision Bass made from five bass guitars and called “Frankenstein”)
    Drums: Keith Moon
    Producer: The Who, Glyn Johns (associate producer)
    Recorded: April–May 1971, Rolling Stones Mobile Studio, Stargroves, Berkshire, England, United Kingdom and Olympic Studios, London, England
    Released: 25 June 1971
    Label: Polydor (UK), MCA (USA)
    Number of listens: 9480
    Current rank: 661 (updated weekly)
    Highest rank: 521 (play the video all the way through to register a vote for this song)

    U.S. Billboard Hot 100: #15 peak, 1971

    United Kingdom: #9 peak, 1971
     Billboard chart listings courtesy of Billboard Magazine

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    Leonard: Wont Get Fooled Again is Irene’s favorite song.

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