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Documentary About Two Early Managers of the Who to Debut at Sundance


"Lambert & Stamp," a documentary about early Who managers Kit Lambert and Chris Stamp, will premiere at the 30th annual Sundance Film Festival, which begins January 16 in Park City, Utah. 

The movie tells the story about how the two men discovered the Who as a possible subject for an underground film they wanted to make and decided instead to focus on managing the band and, in Lambert's case, co-producing the group's first few albums. 

Who frontman Roger Daltrey tells us Lambert was instrumental in helping the group realize its full-scale rock opera ambitions with 1969's "Tommy:" 

"It was Kit Lambert's dream to make pop music, as it was known in those days, live up to the potential he could hear in it. His dad (Constant Lambert) was a famous composer, British composer, and he always believed it could be far more than the three-minute pop single."  

Lambert died in April 1981 of a cerebral hemorrhage, while Stamp -- whose brother Terence was a famous British actor, -- passed away in November of 2012 from cancer. 

The two men also worked with the Jimi Hendrix Experience, the Crazy World of Arthur Brown, Golden Earring and LaBelle and started the Track Records label with The Who.