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Performances Song History Lyrics

Bell Boy

Music/Lyrics: Pete Townshend

Vocals: Page (lead), Mike, Trey (backing), Leigh Fordham

Original Artist: The Who

Original Album: Quadrophenia (1973)

Albums: Live Phish 14

Debut: 1995-10-31

Historian: Craig DeLucia

In one of Quadrophenia’s sadder moments, Jimmy becomes even more dejected when he realizes that the punk leader he once idolized and worshipped has buckled in the face of the establishment and has taken a job as a hotel bell boy. When he appeared on stage during the 1995 Halloween show, Phish crew member Leigh Fordham reprised the musical role that Keith Moon created as the original Bell Boy.

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