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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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JA 3302 The Who - Jazzy album art Various Magic Bus (Live At Leeds) Various - Jazzy(12", Mixed, Unofficial) Not On Label JA 3302 Italy 1981 Sell This Version
RV2 The Who - Radio Virgin 2 By DJ's Jesse & Mankie album art Various Join Together Various - Radio Virgin 2 By DJ's Jesse & Mankie(Cass, Comp, Ltd, Mixed, Promo, Smplr) Virgin Scandinavia AB RV2 Sweden 1990 Sell This Version
none The Who - House Mission 2 album art Various My Generation ´97 Various - House Mission 2(CD, Comp, Mixed, Unofficial) Very Ultra Plus Records none Germany 1997 Sell This Version
none The Who - Some Things Old, Some Things New album art DJ Aristocat Lesson 4/Whenever Wherever/Norman's War/Won't Be Fooled Again/Don't Stop The Rock (Mash-Up) DJ Aristocat - Some Things Old, Some Things New(CD, Mixed, Promo) Not On Label (DJ Aristocat) none US 2003 Sell This Version
MFMM CD 219 The Who - Mastermix Issue 219 album art Various Substitute Various - Mastermix Issue 219(2xCD, Comp, Mixed, P/Mixed) Music Factory MFMM CD 219 UK 2004 Sell This Version
OKI 2005 The Who - A World Of My Own album art DJ Aristocat Going Back To Cali / Dancing In The Moonlight / Won't Be Fooled Again DJ Aristocat - A World Of My Own(CD, Mixed, Promo) Not On Label (DJ Aristocat) OKI 2005 US 2005 Sell This Version
Issue 241 The Who - Mastermix Issue 241 album art Various Who Are You? and 2 more… Various - Mastermix Issue 241(2xCD, Comp, Mixed, P/Mixed) Music Factory Issue 241 UK 2006 Sell This Version
Issue 240 The Who - Mastermix Issue 240 album art Various I Can't Explain and 2 more… Various - Mastermix Issue 240(2xCD, Comp, Ltd, Mixed, P/Mixed) Music Factory Issue 240 UK 2006 Sell This Version
BT-002 The Who - Blacktown - Tribute To The Loft Mix Vol.2 album art Various Eminence Front Various - Blacktown - Tribute To The Loft Mix Vol.2(CD, Mixed, Unofficial) Blacktown (2) BT-002 Japan 2007 Sell This Version
SKID001 The Who - A Night At The Dirt Disco album art DJ Nemesis Baba O' Riley (DJ Nemesis' Bass Skidz Remix) DJ Nemesis - A Night At The Dirt Disco(CD, Comp, Mixed) Bass Skidz SKID001 Canada 2008 Sell This Version
MPB 3 The Who - A Monstrous Psychedelic Bubble Exploding In Your Mind Vol.3 album art The Future Sound Of London Magic Bus The Future Sound Of London - A Monstrous Psychedelic Bubble Exploding In Your Mind Vol.3(File, MP3, Mixed, 320) The Pod Room MPB 3 UK 2008
(50) #4 The Who - Live At Denis Simachev Bar 30.07.09 album art Alexey Kiselev Emience Front (The Love Supreme Edit) Alexey Kiselev - Live At Denis Simachev Bar 30.07.09(CD, Mixed, Promo) DJ MAG (Russia) (50) #4 Russia 2009 Sell This Version
none The Who - Sonic Cathedrals Mixtape Series Vol VI. album art All Pigs Must Die Melancholia All Pigs Must Die - Sonic Cathedrals Mixtape Series Vol VI.(File, AAC, Mixed, M4A) CVLT Nation none US 2011
none The Who - Black Rainbow Fan Club album art Charlie Stukes* Hall Of The Mountain King Charlie Stukes* - Black Rainbow Fan Club(CDr, Ltd, Mixed, Promo) Not On Label none US 2011 Sell This Version
MMPOD013 The Who - Midnight Disco album art Roger Suchard Emminence Front (Extended Mix) Roger Suchard - Midnight Disco(File, MP3, Mixed, Promo, 192) Macadam Mambo Podcast MMPOD013 France 2012
BMM005 The Who - Funkanozor The Ultimate Vol. 3 album art Various Eminence Front Various - Funkanozor The Ultimate Vol. 3(CD, Comp, Ltd, Mixed) Black Milk Music BMM005 France 2013 Sell This Version
none The Who - Guns Drawn album art DJ Boss Ross Baba O'Riley (Bird Peterson Remix) DJ Boss Ross - Guns Drawn(CDr, Comp, Mixed) Not On Label none US 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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