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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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4317 R The Who - Boris The Spider album art The Who Boris The Spider(Flexi, 4", Unofficial, Pos) Krajowa Agencja Wydawnicza 4317 R Poland 1977 Sell This Version
4295 R The Who - Run, Run, Run album art The Who Run, Run, Run(Flexi, 4", Unofficial, Pos) Krajowa Agencja Wydawnicza 4295 R Poland 1977 Sell This Version
CBAK 4067 The Who - Talkin' 'Bout Their Generation album art The Who Talkin' 'Bout Their Generation(CD, Unofficial) Baktabak CBAK 4067 UK 1993 Sell This Version
MD 61311 The Who - Exciting The Who album art The Who Exciting The Who(CD, Unofficial) Midas Touch (2) MD 61311 Japan 1996 Sell This Version
S1107 The Who - Interview album art The Who Interview(CD, Shape, Ltd, Unofficial) Sonotec S1107 Germany 1996 Sell This Version
TELL 014 The Who - Telltales - Interview Picture Disc album art The Who Telltales - Interview Picture Disc(CD, Unofficial) Telltales TELL 014 UK 1997 Sell This Version
PB-116 The Who - Night Before The Resurrection album art The Who Night Before The Resurrection(CD, Unofficial) The Polar Bear Records PB-116 2002 Sell This Version
SXYCD103 The Who - The Lowdown album art The Who The Lowdown(CD, Unofficial) Sexy Intellectual SXYCD103 UK 2013 Sell This Version
X-92 The Who - Tokoloshe Man / Let's Actione album art John Kongos / The Who John Kongos / The Who - Tokoloshe Man / Let's Actione(Flexi, S/Sided, Mono, Unofficial) St. Gajewski X-92 Poland Unknown Sell This Version
3642 R The Who - I'm A Boy album art The Who I'm A Boy(Flexi, 5½", Card, Unofficial, Pos) Krajowa Agencja Wydawnicza 3642 R Poland Unknown Sell This Version
none The Who - The Seeker album art The Who The Seeker(Flexi, 4", Unofficial, Pos) Krajowa Agencja Wydawnicza none Poland Unknown Sell This Version
131 The Who - Płonące Serce / Sztafeta album art Isabella Ianetti* / The Who Isabella Ianetti* / The Who - Płonące Serce / Sztafeta(Flexi, 6", S/Sided, Mono, Unofficial) Zakład Wytwórczy Artykułów Z Tworzyw Sztucznych Janusz Twardoch 131 Poland Unknown Sell This Version
4392 R The Who - Pictures Of Lily album art The Who Pictures Of Lily(Flexi, 5½", Card, Unofficial, Pos) Krajowa Agencja Wydawnicza 4392 R Poland Unknown Sell This Version
4393 R The Who - Happy Jack album art The Who Happy Jack(Flexi, 5½", Card, Unofficial, Pos) Krajowa Agencja Wydawnicza 4393 R Poland Unknown Sell This Version
none The Who - I Can See For Miles album art The Who I Can See For Miles(Flexi, 4", Unofficial, Pos) Biuro Wydawnicze "Ruch" none 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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