In­side Rut­land’s most rock and roll re­treat

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The Who, the Rolling Stones and Eric Clap­ton all jammed at this ru­ral hide­away, re­ports Liz Rowl­in­son

It will be hard to find an­other home in the small county of Rut­land with such rock and roll pedi­gree as Fort Henry House. Owned by Bob Prid­den, The Who’s prin­ci­pal sound en­gi­neer for 50 years, it’s been the scene of some pretty offthe-wall jam­ming ses­sions in­clud­ing one in 1976 when the Rolling Stones joined The Who and Eric Clap­ton in the sit­ting room.

The Who, one of the most suc­cess­ful rock bands of all time, with hits such as I Can’t Ex­plain, My Gen­er­a­tion and Pin­ball Wizard, are mid­way through a US and Euro­pean tour cel­e­brat­ing 50 years to­gether.

“The boys be­came part of the fam­ily, and loved com­ing here be­cause it was so re­moved from every­thing else,” says Prid­den, who grew up in west Lon­don, not far from the other band mem­bers, Roger Dal­trey, Pete Town­shend, John En­twistle and Keith Moon. Prid­den, who’s just about to cel­e­brate turn­ing

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