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Formed in 1964, Hammersmith, London, United Kingdom
Members:
Pete Townshend (guitar, vocals)
Roger Daltrey (vocals, tambourine, harmonica)
John Entwistle (bass, vocals, 1964-2002)
Keith Moon (drums, vocals, 1964-78)
Kenney Jones (drums, 1978-88)
John "Rabbit" Bundrick (keyboards, 1979-present)
Simon Phillips (drums, 1989)
Zak Starkey (drums, 1996-present)

Inducted into Rock And Roll Hall of Fame in 1990 (Performer).
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Vocals

2050 The Who - The Best Of Flower Power album art Various Won't Get Fooled Again Various - The Best Of Flower Power(CD, Comp) Topmaster Ltd. 2050 Germany 2010 Sell This Version

Instruments & Performance

2, F-0144 The Who - Srećni Džek (Happy Jack) album art The Who The Who - Srećni Džek (Happy Jack)(Flexi, 6", S/Sided) Džuboks Magazin, Džuboks Magazin 2, F-0144 Yugoslavia 1967 Sell This Version
7.210 The Who - Pop Sound 71 album art Pop Sound 71 Sustitute Pop Sound 71 - Pop Sound 71(LP, Comp, Mono) Polydor 7.210 Venezuela 1971 Sell This Version
2384 050 The Who - Superstarshine Vol. 22 album art The Who The Who - Superstarshine Vol. 22(LP, Comp) Polydor 2384 050 Netherlands 1973 Sell This Version
The Who - Tommy (Original Soundtrack Recording) album art Various Sparks and 4 more… Various - Tommy (Original Soundtrack Recording) (Album) Polydor France 1975 Sell This Version
ID2732RH The Who - VH-1 My Generation - Rock In The U.K. / Psychedelic High album art Various Happy Jack Various - VH-1 My Generation - Rock In The U.K. / Psychedelic High(Laserdisc, 12", Comp, Mono, NTSC, CLV) Rhino Home Video ID2732RH US 1994 Sell This Version
The Who - Jerry Maguire - Music From The Motion Picture album art Various Gettin' In Tune and 1 more… Various - Jerry Maguire - Music From The Motion Picture (Comp, Album) Epic Soundtrax, Epic Soundtrax, Epic Soundtrax, Epic Soundtrax South Korea 1996 Sell This Version
54352-2 The Who - The Limey - Music From The Motion Picture album art Cliff Martinez The Seeker Cliff Martinez - The Limey - Music From The Motion Picture(CD) Flash Cut Records 54352-2 US 1999 Sell This Version
302 319-4 The Who - Heavy Metal - Louder Than Life album art Various Various - Heavy Metal - Louder Than Life(2xDVD-V, Comp, PAL) StudioCanal 302 319-4 France 2006 Sell This Version
none The Who - GHP Complete CD12 "Rarities & Unreleased" album art Go Home Productions Pinball Party (Demo) Go Home Productions - GHP Complete CD12 "Rarities & Unreleased"(31xFile, MP3, Comp, 320) Not On Label (Go Home Productions Self-Released) none UK 2007
none The Who - GHP Complete CD3 "The Bootlegs" 2003 album art Go Home Productions Who Fooled Kylie Go Home Productions - GHP Complete CD3 "The Bootlegs" 2003(21xFile, MP3, Comp, 320) Not On Label (Go Home Productions Self-Released) none UK 2007
none The Who - DTS 2008 High Definition Audio Demonstration Disc album art Various Pinball Wizard Various - DTS 2008 High Definition Audio Demonstration Disc(Blu-ray, Ltd, Promo, Smplr, Multichannel) DTS Digital Entertainment none US 2008 Sell This Version
none The Who - DTS 2008 High Definition Audio Demonstration Disc album art Various Pinball Wizard Various - DTS 2008 High Definition Audio Demonstration Disc(HD DVD, Ltd, Promo, Smplr, Mul) DTS Digital Entertainment none US 2008 Sell This Version
5331453 The Who - Top Gear Full Throttle album art Various Magic Bus Various - Top Gear Full Throttle(2xCD, Comp) Universal Music TV 5331453 UK 2010 Sell This Version
none The Who - Mash-Up Your Bootz Party Sampler Vol. 34 album art DJ Morgoth Virgin O' Riley DJ Morgoth - Mash-Up Your Bootz Party Sampler Vol. 34(17xFile, MP3, Comp, 320) Not On Label (DJ Morgoth) none Germany 2010
none The Who - Bones: A Collection Of GHP Snacks 2008-2012 album art Go Home Productions Virgin O'Riley Go Home Productions - Bones: A Collection Of GHP Snacks 2008-2012(16xFile, MP3, Comp, 320) Not On Label (Go Home Productions Self-released) none UK 2012
none The Who - Schnipseljagd Vol. 11 album art DJ Schmolli American Generation DJ Schmolli - Schnipseljagd Vol. 11(21xFile, MP3, Album, 320) Not On Label (DJ Schmolli) none Austria 2012
none The Who - Pete Townshend 1-2 album art Pete Townshend Fire and 1 more… Pete Townshend - Pete Townshend 1-2(2xCDr, CD-ROM, Comp, Unofficial, MP3) Домашняя Коллекция, Навигатор none Russia 2013 Sell This Version
skcd086/2017 The Who - Influences - Uticaji Britanske Muzike U Srbiji album art Various My Generation Various - Influences - Uticaji Britanske Muzike U Srbiji(CD, Comp) Studentski Kulturni Centar Novi Sad skcd086/2017 Serbia 2017 Sell This Version
RCV1 591285 The Who - Woodstock Four album art Various Summertime Blues Various - Woodstock Four(2xLP, Album, S/Edition, gre) Cotillion RCV1 591285 Europe 2019 Sell This Version
F8 The Who - Vous Parlent Du Club Dial album art Jean-Loup Lafont Et Françoise Rivière Jean-Loup Lafont Et Françoise Rivière Vous Parlent Du Club Dial Jean-Loup Lafont Et Françoise Rivière - Vous Parlent Du Club Dial(Flexi, 7", Promo) Club Dial F8 France Unknown Sell This Version
MP 3003 The Who - Rock Guitar = 不滅のロック・ギタリスト album art Various Summertime Blues Various - Rock Guitar = 不滅のロック・ギタリスト(LP, Comp, Promo) Polydor MP 3003 Japan Unknown Sell This Version

Writing & Arrangement

The Who - Tommy As Performed By The London Symphony Orchestra And Chambre Choir With Guest Soloists album art The London Symphony Orchestra and Chambre Choir* The London Symphony Orchestra and Chambre Choir* - Tommy As Performed By The London Symphony Orchestra And Chambre Choir With Guest Soloists (Album) Ode Records (2), Ode Records (2) Germany 1972 Sell This Version
The Who - Hard Nipples album art Patti Smith My Generation Patti Smith - Hard Nipples Ze Anonym Plattenspieler Germany 1976 Sell This Version
CL 40020 The Who - Prima Vera album art Prima Vera (2) Jeg Bare Sitter Her Og Kjeder Meg Prima Vera (2) - Prima Vera(LP, Album) RCA International, RCA International (Camden) CL 40020 Norway 1977 Sell This Version

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Rich.C

Rich.C

January 19, 2017
More than any band before them, the Who transformed rock 'n' roll into the weapon of choice for the generation gap struggles of the 1960s. Playing up tensions between young and old in teen anthems "My Generation," "The Kids Are Alright," and a cover of Eddie Cochran's "Summertime Blues," this combativeness quickly became the band's hallmark. Roger Daltrey's perilous mic-swinging, Pete Townshend's ill-tempered guitar-smashing, and Keith Moon's "gonzo" drumming all bolstered the band's thuggish, working-class youth image -- and suggested it was more than image.
As Mod's heyday waned, Townshend began pushing the band in more adventurous directions, which culminated in the first proper Rock Opera, Tommy (1969). In one fell swoop, the band upgraded their standing from "average Joe's" to intelligentsia. Emboldened by Tommy's success, Townshend's songwriting became increasingly self-centered and confessional. While "Behind Blue Eyes" and "Love, Reign O'er Me" are simply sublime, much of the Who's '70s material is bogged down by the band's internal conflicts and Townshend's downward spiral into alcohol and drug abuse.
The public began to feel that the band had simply overstayed its welcome. Fans had a hard time forgiving the spokesmen of angry youth for getting old, and the band seems to have had a difficult time forgiving themselves.

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