Twilight of the Gods: My Adventures With The Who
New Book Tracks Filming of Last Dramatic Days of ‘The Who’ Original Lineup
Never before has anyone captured The Who’s last moments at the pinnacle of stardom as Tony Klinger does in his riveting new book, The Twilight of the Gods.
The Who were at their peak in the 1970s. Few bands in the world could capture their magic. But time was running out for the classic lineup, and by 1979 Keith Moon was dead of a prescription drug overdose. The documentary film The Kids Are Alright captured the band in their glory, and producer Tony Klinger followed them in their last days of that amazing first line-up and recorded every moment in his diary. Now he tells the dramatic story in The Twilight of the Gods.
The movie showed the band as they had never been seen before, uncovering archive footage and live performances that many had thought lost. The band also played exclusively for the movie, but Keith Moon didn’t live to see the completion of the project. Tony Klinger recounts the gripping story of filming the last ever concert the band played with Moon, plus exposes the realities of making a film with the most unpredictable and incendiary live act on the planet.
The Who redefined rock music, and continue to inspire their fans to the present day. Yet these last, dramatic days with Keith Moon remain a fascinating key to understanding exactly what made the band so powerful, and Tony Klinger was there for each incredible shot.
By 18, British born Tony Klinger was making films that received wide public distribution. He headed several media companies both in the UK and USA. He has made more than 500 media productions. He also ran film production courses at the prestigious Northern and Bournemouth Film Schools and was director of the Media Production Centre at the University of East London.
Published by John Blake Publishing Ltd.
Distributed in North America: Trafalgar Square Publishing from Independent Publishers Group.
US $28.95 (CAN $31.95)
Release: August 1, 2009
Available at leading bookstores and Amazon.com.
Source: Tony Klinger