I'm sure it made them feel as "part of the circuit", and Kossoff is definitely feeling it, but it comes at a cost. I have a constant ringing in my ears also and like you have never gigged with >50W. And I absolutely didn't stick my head in front of it.Yeah, that is insanely bad for one's hearing. Heck, I never gigged more than 50watts, and I have constant ringing in the ears. I don't know how all of the guys from that generation did it.
Saw Keith Scott doing much the same at a Bryan Adams concert. Where is he now? I don't hear much about him anymore.
He was great- ripped all night long. Certainly woke up the neighbours.
Looks like he was doing coke too.
Rock Star secret tip: Do lots of coke and open your mouth really wide, your eardrums stretch too tight to be harmed by loud guitar.Yes his hearing was probably already wounded by then.
He'd definitely have some jaw problems too, I hurt my Stylomandibular Ligament just watching him.