Back in June, it was reported that The Who was locked in to play at the closing ceremony of the 2012 Olympics in London. When Roger spoke with WCBS-FM’s Dan Taylor, he joked that they were only “allegedly” playing the Olympics, but rest assured, it’s happening.
Roger said he has been busy enjoying life as of late and his throat is doing better than ever after the removal of a precancerous growth back in 2009.
“I had a condition I had to deal with, and I managed to find a genius of a doctor in Boston, Dr. Zeitels,” he said. “I owe it to him.”
Roger also feels as though he owes the resurgence of The Who’s music to CSI, which has been using their track “Who Are You?” as the theme song. Roger said they were very lucky to score so much exposure so many years after the initial release. He even said the show’s producer, Jerry Bruckheimer, was inspired by a Who poster.
“Apparently, that whole show came from Jerry Bruckheimer seeing a Who poster with a London policeman scratching his head, looking at a chalked body on the pavement and it said ‘who are you?’ ”
This, of course, is all alleged!
–Sarah Scroggins, CBS Local/WCBS-FM
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