“Long Live Rock” - The Who



"Long Live Rock" is a single by The Who, written by Pete Townshend during the Lifehouse period. It was not included in the Who's Next album, as it wasn't recorded until 1972. It was later performed by Billy Fury's character in the film That'll Be the Day featuring Keith Moon. The original Who recording of the song was later released on the rarities album Odds & Sods, as well as being released as a single at that time. It was featured during the credits of seminal Who documentary, The Kids Are Alright. A live version recorded by The Who at the BBC was released on their album BBC Sessions.

The song was to have been included on the album Rock Is Dead—Long Live Rock!, before that was shelved.

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