Keith Moon and Pete Townshend have a laugh with the Rolling Stones' Mick Jagger in between rehearsals. Jagger was the "ringmaster" and driving force behind the Stones' Rock and Roll Circus in late 1968.
Keith Moon talks with the Stones' Brian Jones as Bill Wyman watches rehearsals for the circus.
The Who take a break during rehearsals on 10th December 1968 at Intertel Studios in Wembley.
With Keith Moon in clown costume for the warmup, The Who rehearse for the Rock and Roll Circus.
Roger Daltrey watches rehearsals for the Rolling Stones’ Rock and Roll Circus with (from left) Brian Jones, Yoko Ono, John Lennon (with son Julian on his lap) and Eric Clapton.
(Front left) Keith Moon, Charlie Watts, Yoko Ono, Julian and John Lennon, and Eric Clapton; and (back) Keith Richards, John Entwistle, Brian Jones and Mitch Mitchell watch a circus performer rehearse.
Roger Daltrey watches rehearsal performaces at the Stones' Rock and Roll Circus.
With a Meher Baba pin on his sweater, Pete Townshend attends rehearsals. Did his fingers ever completely heal?
Keith Moon and John Entwistle sit in the stands and watch the other acts performing during rehearsals for the Rolling Stones’ Rock and Roll Circus at Intertel Studios in Wembley, outside London.
Pete Townshend and Keith Moon sit in the stands with Bill Wyman and Charlie Watts of the Rolling Stones, watching cirucs acts perform during filming of the Stones’ Rock and Roll Circus.
Keith Moon stands with Bill Wyman and Charlie Watts of the Rolling Stones during rehearsals.
Pete Townshend gets into costume for the Circus. Is that his wife, Karen Astley, sitting behind him?
The Who prepare to perform on 11th December 1968, the day of filming. The show stretched into the next morning.
Pete Townshend waits between takes at the circus. The band performed three versions of "A Quick One."
Ready to kick into “A Quick One,” the band waits for cameras to begin rolling.
John, Roger and Pete gather at Keith's drum kit to sing the opening words: "Her man's been gone..."
Finally! The Who begins singing the a capella opening to "A Quick One (While He's Away)."
Upstaging the hosts, The Who begin a memorable performance at the Rolling Stones’ Rock and Roll Circus.