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Formed in 1964, Hammersmith, London, United Kingdom
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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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2, F-0144 The Who - Srećni Džek (Happy Jack) album art The Who Srećni Džek (Happy Jack)(Flexi, 6", S/Sided) Džuboks Magazin, Džuboks Magazin 2, F-0144 Yugoslavia 1967 Sell This Version
CD33-17721 The Who - The Who 25th Anniversary (Bet You Can't Pick Just One) album art The Who The Who 25th Anniversary (Bet You Can't Pick Just One)(CD, Promo) MCA Records CD33-17721 US 1988 Sell This Version
DHP 7730, 0-88646-730-6 The Who - Teenage Wasteland: The Legend Of The Who album art The Who Teenage Wasteland: The Legend Of The Who(Cass, Aud) Durkin Hayes Publishing Ltd., Paperback Audio DHP 7730, 0-88646-730-6 US 1995 Sell This Version
8032 The Who -  Interview Picture Disc And Fully Illustrated Book  album art The Who Interview Picture Disc And Fully Illustrated Book (CD + Boo) MasterTone, Omnibus Press 8032 US 1996 Sell This Version
2000-05-01 The Who - Up Close album art The Who Up Close(3xCDr, Transcription) Jones Radio Network 2000-05-01 US 2000 Sell This Version
668 The Who - In The Studio album art The Who In The Studio(CDr, Transcription) Winstar Radio Services 668 US 2001 Sell This Version
SPV 800000573 The Who - Live At The Royal Albert Hall album art The Who Live At The Royal Albert Hall(CD, Smplr) Steamhammer SPV 800000573 Germany 2003 Sell This Version
Q-PROMO-1 The Who - Quadrophenia - The Director's Cut album art The Who Quadrophenia - The Director's Cut(CD, Promo, Smplr) Polydor Q-PROMO-1 UK 2011 Sell This Version
UTVR 05034-2 The Who - The Ultimate Collection Advance Bonus Disc album art The Who The Ultimate Collection Advance Bonus Disc(CDr, Mono, Ltd, Promo) UTV Records UTVR 05034-2 US Unknown Sell This Version
WHO BOX 1 The Who - Maximum R&B album art The Who Maximum R&B(CD, Promo, Smplr) Polydor WHO BOX 1 UK Unknown Sell This Version
697/2 The Who - Jestem Chłopcem album art The Who Jestem Chłopcem(Flexi, 4", S/Sided, Card, Pic) Udźwiękawianie Pocztówek A. Lankosz 697/2 Poland Unknown 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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