Talking 'bout my eradication
Tuesday, January 14th, 2003
Something occurs to me to wonder now that Pete Townshend is being questioned about internet child porn…
When Gary Glitter was convicted, he was pretty much airbrushed out of music history. No radio station plays his records any more and frankly, fun though a Glitter track sometimes was at parties, that's not exactly a huge loss to world culture. Most people probably haven't even noticed the difference, except when they've got their Fully Monty soundtrack on and suffer a sudden burst of embarrassment at finding their toe tapping to his track on it.
But what if Townshend's “I was only doing research, guvnor” defence doesn't wash and he ends up convicted? This is The Who we're talking about. You can't just pretend they never existed. I wonder if people will try?