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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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The Who - Top Of The Pops-31 album art Various Good Lovin' and 2 more… Various - Top Of The Pops-31 BBC Transcription Services, BBC Transcription Services UK 1965 Sell This Version
The Who - Top Of The Pops-34 album art Various Leaving Here and 2 more… Various - Top Of The Pops-34 BBC Transcription Services, BBC Transcription Services UK 1965 Sell This Version
MU 89 The Who - Hörproben - Unsere Frühlings-Parade album art Various Out In The Street Various - Hörproben - Unsere Frühlings-Parade(LP, Promo) Telefunken, Decca, RCA Victor, London Records, Warner Bros. Records, Reprise Records, Coral MU 89 Germany 1965 Sell This Version
The Who - Top Of The Pops-99 album art Various So Sad and 2 more… Various - Top Of The Pops-99 BBC Transcription Services, BBC Transcription Services UK 1966 Sell This Version
116163, 116164 The Who - Top Of The Pops-73 album art Various Dancing In The Street and 2 more… Various - Top Of The Pops-73(LP, Mono, Transcription) BBC Transcription Services, BBC Transcription Services 116163, 116164 UK 1966 Sell This Version
122812, 122813 The Who - Top Of The Pops-200 album art Various Anyway, Anyhow, Anywhere - Interview - I Can See For Miles Various - Top Of The Pops-200(LP, Mono, Transcription) BBC Transcription Services, BBC Transcription Services 122812, 122813 UK 1968 Sell This Version
124350, 124351 The Who - Pick Of The Pops For Your D.J.-232 / 233 album art Various Pinball Wizard Various - Pick Of The Pops For Your D.J.-232 / 233(LP, Mono, Transcription) BBC Transcription Services, BBC Transcription Services 124350, 124351 UK 1969 Sell This Version
The Who - Supergroups '70 album art Various Summertime Blues Various - Supergroups '70 (Comp) Polydor Germany 1970 Sell This Version
The Who - Woodstock - Music From The Original Soundtrack And More album art Various We're Not Gonna Take It Various - Woodstock - Music From The Original Soundtrack And More (Album, Comp) Cotillion Germany 1970 Sell This Version
125286, 125287 The Who - Pick Of The Pops For Your D.J.-282 / 283 album art Various The Seeker Various - Pick Of The Pops For Your D.J.-282 / 283(LP, Mono, Transcription) BBC Transcription Services, BBC Transcription Services 125286, 125287 UK 1970 Sell This Version
SD 3-500 The Who - Woodstock - Music From The Original Soundtrack And More album art Various We're Not Gonna Take It Various - Woodstock - Music From The Original Soundtrack And More(3xLP, Album) Atlantic, Cotillion SD 3-500 Germany 1970 Sell This Version
126608, 126609 The Who - Pick Of The Pops For Your D.J.-298 / 299 album art Various Heaven and Hell and 1 more… Various - Pick Of The Pops For Your D.J.-298 / 299(LP, Mono, Transcription) BBC Transcription Services, BBC Transcription Services 126608, 126609 UK 1970 Sell This Version
MI 3003 The Who - Promotional Copy For Woodstock album art Various We're Not Gonna Take It Various - Promotional Copy For Woodstock(LP, Album, Promo, 8 T) Atlantic MI 3003 Japan 1970 Sell This Version
125972, 125973 The Who - Pick Of The Pops For Your D.J.-286 / 287 album art Various I'm Free Various - Pick Of The Pops For Your D.J.-286 / 287(LP, Mono, Transcription) BBC Transcription Services, BBC Transcription Services 125972, 125973 UK 1970 Sell This Version
none The Who - HITS OF RIGHT NOW December 1971 Volume 22 album art Various Behind Blue Eyes Various - HITS OF RIGHT NOW December 1971 Volume 22(8-Trk, Unofficial) Not On Label none US 1971 Sell This Version
3521-002 The Who - Track Stack album art Various Happy Jack and 8 more… Various - Track Stack(Cass) Track Record 3521-002 UK 1971 Sell This Version
127660, 127661 The Who - Pick Of The Pops For Your D.J.-323 album art Various I’m Free and 2 more… Various - Pick Of The Pops For Your D.J.-323(LP, Mono, Transcription) BBC Transcription Services, BBC Transcription Services 127660, 127661 UK 1971 Sell This Version
127630, 127631 The Who - Top Of The Pops-323 album art Various I’m Free and 2 more… Various - Top Of The Pops-323(LP, Mono, Transcription) BBC Transcription Services, BBC Transcription Services 127630, 127631 UK 1971 Sell This Version
The Who - And The Beatles Were Born album art The Beatles The Dorty Old City M. G. Driver and 2 more… The Beatles - And The Beatles Were Born Napoleon Italy 1972 Sell This Version
1705 2263 The Who - Primer Aniversario album art Various Baba O'Riley Various - Primer Aniversario(2xLP, Gat) Polydor, S.A. (3) 1705 2263 Mexico 1972 Sell This Version
130759, 130760 The Who - Top Of The Pops-401 album art Various Baby Don't You Do It and 1 more… Various - Top Of The Pops-401(LP, Mono, Transcription) BBC Transcription Services, BBC Transcription Services 130759, 130760 UK 1972 Sell This Version
139765 / 139766 The Who - Top Of The Pops-404 album art Various Join Together Various - Top Of The Pops-404(LP, Mono, Transcription) BBC Transcription Services 139765 / 139766 UK 1972 Sell This Version
The Who - Stardust - 44 Original Hits From The Sound Track Of The Film album art Various My Generation Various - Stardust - 44 Original Hits From The Sound Track Of The Film (Comp) Ronco, Ronco, Ronco Netherlands 1974 Sell This Version
The Who - Tommy (Original Soundtrack Recording) album art Various Sparks and 1 more… Various - Tommy (Original Soundtrack Recording) (Album) Polydor Austria 1975 Sell This Version
2480305 Various Magic Bus Various - Guitarra Vol. II(LP) Polydor 2480305 Colombia 1975 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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