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5 Surprising Opening Acts and Headliners

The Who Opening For Herman’s Hermits (1967)

In a similar vein as the Jimi Hendrix Experience/The Monkees, The Who during their first tour of the United States ended up opening for Herman’s Hermits.  Coincidentally, a young Bruce Springsteen attended a stop on this tour which he fondly remembered at the 2015 MusiCares MAP Fund benefit honoring Pete Townshend.  It was the first rock show The Boss had ever attended, and it was a game changer for him.

Springsteen Presents Pete Townshend w/Musicares Map Fund Award - 5-28-15 - Best Buy Theater - NYC

Springsteen presented Pete Townshend with the Stevie Ray Vaughan Award for his work supporting the MusiCares MAP Fund - a charity that assists musicians with addiction recovery.