Pete’s mixed media daring has been inspiring me since I was twelve. A high school civics teacher had this on tape and lent it to my 15-year-old self. Now, thanks to the internet’s assault on copyright, here is the full film that accompanies one of Pete Townshend’s greatest albums, White City:
Here’s a few more tracks that have been charging me up!
The incomparable Eleanor Powell & Fred Astaire dance to Begin the Beguine. It’s my favorite Cole Porter song, but I don’t like the way it was made into a joke for this movie. I stayed for the dance!
Here’s a better version of the song:
Mozart with drums: