10 Sep 2016
More about Bobby Pridden
Yesterday, we’d put up some history and photos with Bob Pridden, possibly the longest career with any band, and certainly with The Who. I’d been trolling to find some great photos of Bob (there are more out there) but we’d been offered an amazing set of largely-unseen photos of Bob on tour.
These photos come from another longtime suffering compatriot; William Snyder. A familiar face on many Who tours, William shoots various Who shows around the world, and nearly all our modern photos (posters, publicity, tour programmes) come from his lenses. William has plans for his extensive (thousands!) of Who photos in the coming years, watch for them.
Bob Pridden in discussion with Pete Townshend during sound check at Wells Fargo Center, Des Moines, IA.
Bob and Roger Daltrey chat on their private jet on the way to Florida during the 2006 tour.
Bob works his magic during a sound check at the Hollywood Bowl on July 15, 2000.
Bob Pridden and Zak Starkey head to their cars after exiting their plane in Denver, CO.
Bobby works his magic at the mixing board during a sound check at the Hollywood Bowl on November 5, 2006.
Bob adjusts Roger’s inner ear monitors during The Who’s performance at Indian Wells Tennis Stadium, Palm Springs, CA, on November 11, 2006.
Bob adjusts the sound during The Who’s performance at the Toyota Center, Houston, TX, US
Bobby Pridden enjoys some time alone following The Who’s second show at Madison Square Garden on Sept. 20, 2006.
Bob with Rachel Fuller, Pete Townshend and Roger Daltrey while waiting for their plane during the 2006 tour.
He has an eye for capturing the unusual, especially these “behind the scenes” moments that show personality and the life situations the audience rarely gets to see. You’ll note Bob’s great smile and perseverance here; he’s been through a lot, seen it all, and still loves to laugh about it.
The Who’s lighting director Tom Kenney (left) and Bob Pridden share a laugh while waiting for the ride to the airport in West Palm Beach, Fl during the 2006 tour.
Guitar tech Alan Rogan chats with Bob prior to The Who and Elvis Costello and the Imposters performing at Madison Square Garden Theatre for Teen Cancer America.
Bob with Genesis drummer Phil Collins (middle) in the hallway backstage at Madison Square Garden following The Who’s show.
Zak Starkey and Bob on the private jet on the way to Dallas, TX during the 2006 tour.
Bob goes over the set list with Jimmy Fallon at Joe’s Pub prior to the start of an In The Attic session.
Bob and Miami Steve Van Zandt chat in the hallway backstage of Madison Square Garden following The Who’s performance.
So here’s to Bobby once again, we look forward to him joining us at some future date closer to home.
Bob relaxes during The Who’s performance in Woodlands Pavilion, Woodlands, TX.
Bob listens to the onstage sound during a sound check at the Wells Fargo Center, Des Moines, IA, on Sept. 26, 2006.
All photos © William Snyder/Trinifold
Onward . . .