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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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087 944-3 The Who Tommy - Original Soundtrack Recording(VHS) Polygram Video 087 944-3 UK 1975 Sell This Version
The Who - The Kids Are Alright album art The Who The Kids Are Alright (Comp, Album) Spectrum, Polygram US 1982 Sell This Version
The Who - The Who Rocks America album art The Who The Who Rocks America CBS Fox Video US 1983 Sell This Version
The Who - Who's Better Who's Best album art The Who Who's Better Who's Best (Comp) PolyGram Music Video UK & Europe 1988 Sell This Version
The Who - Live - Featuring The Rock Opera Tommy album art The Who Live - Featuring The Rock Opera Tommy CMV Enterprises 1989 Sell This Version
none The Who - Join Together album art The Who Join Together(VHS, Promo) Virgin none UK 1990 Sell This Version
The Who - Thirty Years Of Maximum R & B Live album art The Who Thirty Years Of Maximum R & B Live (Comp) Polygram Video Japan 1994 Sell This Version
The Who - Listening To You (Live At The Isle Of Wight Festival) album art The Who Listening To You (Live At The Isle Of Wight Festival) Warner Music Vision, Warner Music Vision France 1996 Sell This Version
The Who - Who's Next album art The Who Who's Next Eagle Vision, ILC Music UK & Europe 1999 Sell This Version
The Who - Live At The Royal Albert Hall album art The Who Live At The Royal Albert Hall Image Entertainment France 2001 Sell This Version
The Who - Special Edition EP album art The Who, Various The Who, Various - Special Edition EP Classic Pictures Entertainment UK 2002 Sell This Version
The Who - Live & Alive album art The Who Live & Alive Falcon Neue Medien Europe 2003 Sell This Version
The Who - The Vegas Job - The Who Reunion Concert Live In Vegas album art The Who The Vegas Job - The Who Reunion Concert Live In Vegas Video/Film Express UK 2003 Sell This Version
The Who - Live In Boston album art The Who Live In Boston WSM, Warner Music Vision Europe 2004 Sell This Version
The Who - Tommy And Quadrophenia Live With Special Guests album art The Who Tommy And Quadrophenia Live With Special Guests Warner Music Vision Europe 2005 Sell This Version
HW 64-69 The Who - Purple Hearts And Power Chords album art The Who Purple Hearts And Power Chords(2xDVD-V, NTSC) Hiwatt HW 64-69 Japan 2006 Sell This Version
none The Who - Dublin, Eire 08.07.06 album art The Who Dublin, Eire 08.07.06(DVD-V, Album, Dig) Eel Pie, Themusic.com none Europe 2006 Sell This Version
none The Who - 2006 - New York, NY 09.18.06 album art The Who 2006 - New York, NY 09.18.06(DVD, NTSC) Eel Pie, Themusic.com none 2006 Sell This Version
none The Who 2006 - Philadelphia, PA 09.12.06(DVD, NTSC) Eel Pie, Themusic.com none 2006 Sell This Version
none The Who - 2006 - Grand Rapids, MI 12.05.06 album art The Who 2006 - Grand Rapids, MI 12.05.06(DVD, NTSC) Eel Pie, Themusic.com none 2006 Sell This Version
none The Who 2006 - Hollywood, CA 11.05.06(DVD, NTSC) Eel Pie, Themusic.com none 2006 Sell This Version
none The Who 2006 - Toronto, ON - 12.04.06(DVD, NTSC) Eel Pie, Themusic.com none Canada 2006 Sell This Version
none The Who - Brighton, UK - 18.06.06 album art The Who Brighton, UK - 18.06.06(DVD) Eel Pie, Themusic.com none UK 2006 Sell This Version
none The Who - 2006 - Boston, MA 09.16.06 album art The Who 2006 - Boston, MA 09.16.06(DVD, NTSC) Eel Pie, Themusic.com none 2006 Sell This Version
none The Who - 2006 - Bonn, Germany 11.07.06 album art The Who 2006 - Bonn, Germany 11.07.06(DVD, PAL) Eel Pie, Themusic.com none 2006 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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