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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 - Live From Toronto album art The Who Live From Toronto (Album) That's Life Italy 1992 Sell This Version
088 111 066 - 9 The Who - Thirty Years Of Maximum R & B Live album art The Who Thirty Years Of Maximum R & B Live(DVD-V, Unofficial) MCA Music Video (2) 088 111 066 - 9 Russia 2000 Sell This Version
The Who & Special Guests* Live At The Royal Albert Hall Image Entertainment (2), Image Entertainment (2) Russia 2001 Sell This Version
The Who - Charlton Athletic F.C. May 18, 1974 album art The Who Charlton Athletic F.C. May 18, 1974 Original Master Series Europe 2003 Sell This Version
WOW-065 The Who - Video Anthology album art The Who Video Anthology(DVD-V, Unofficial, NTSC) The Way Of Wizards WOW-065 Europe 2004 Sell This Version
MRB DVD 01 The Who - Maximum Rock 'N' Roll Live album art The Who Maximum Rock 'N' Roll Live(DVD-V, Unofficial) Maximum R&B Records MRB DVD 01 UK 2004 Sell This Version
The Who - The Summit 1975 album art The Who The Summit 1975 4Reel Productions Germany 2005 Sell This Version
KS-006 The Who - Live - Featuring The Rock Opera Tommy album art The Who Live - Featuring The Rock Opera Tommy(DVD-V, RE, Unofficial, NTSC) King Snake (2) KS-006 Europe 2005 Sell This Version
The Who - Tangled Up In Who album art The Who Tangled Up In Who Hiwatt Europe 2005 Sell This Version
none The Who - Seattle Kingdome 1982 album art The Who Seattle Kingdome 1982(DVD-V, Unofficial, Multichannel, NTSC) Sister Disco - Long Live Rock none US 2005 Sell This Version
The Who - Who's Better, Who's Best album art The Who Who's Better, Who's Best (Comp) Universal (3) Russia 2006 Sell This Version
none The Who - Voorburg 1973 album art The Who Voorburg 1973(DVD-V, Unofficial, NTSC, 5.1) 4Reel Productions none US 2006 Sell This Version
AS 115 The Who - Roadrunners album art The Who Roadrunners(DVD-V, Unofficial, NTSC) Apocalypse Sound AS 115 Europe 2007 Sell This Version
The Who - Mission Valley Rock! album art The Who Mission Valley Rock! Archive Master Series US 2008 Sell This Version
Wardour DVD Series 002 The Who - At Giants Stadium 1989 album art The Who At Giants Stadium 1989(DVD-V, Unofficial, NTSC) Wardour Wardour DVD Series 002 Japan 2008 Sell This Version
The Who - Concert For The People Of Kampuchea album art The Who Concert For The People Of Kampuchea King Snake (2) Europe 2010 Sell This Version
AAA026-9 The Who - Endless Fire album art The Who Endless Fire(DVD-V, Unofficial) Access All Areas AAA026-9 UK 2013 Sell This Version
65325 The Who - Quadrophenia Live In London album art The Who Quadrophenia Live In London(Blu-ray-R, Unofficial) Eagle Rock Entertainment (2) 65325 Russia 2014 Sell This Version
63286 The Who - Live In Hyde Park album art The Who Live In Hyde Park(Blu-ray-R, Album, Unofficial) Eagle Rock Entertainment (2) 63286 Russia 2015 Sell This Version
none The Who - Glastonbury Festival 2015 album art The Who Glastonbury Festival 2015(2xDVD, Ltd, Num, Unofficial) Not On Label (The Who) none Japan 2015 Sell This Version
00000 The Who - Purple Hearts And Power Chords album art The Who Purple Hearts And Power Chords(DVDr, Unofficial, All) Not On Label 00000 Unknown Sell This Version
WHO-3 The Who - The Who Sell All - A Superb Collection Of TV Performances On DVD 1965-1968 album art The Who The Who Sell All - A Superb Collection Of TV Performances On DVD 1965-1968(DVD-V, Unofficial, NTSC, Dig) Not On Label WHO-3 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
WHO-6985 The Who - TV Performances On DVD 1969-1985 album art The Who TV Performances On DVD 1969-1985(DVD-V, Unofficial, NTSC, Dig) Not On Label WHO-6985 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
TSP-DVD 1314 The Who Glastonbury, England June 24, 2007(DVD-V, Unofficial, PAL) The Swingin' Pig (2) TSP-DVD 1314 Unknown Sell This Version
WHO-6567 The Who - Maximum Who Early TV Performances 1965-1967 album art The Who Maximum Who Early TV Performances 1965-1967(DVD-V, Unofficial, NTSC, Dig) Not On Label WHO-6567 Europe 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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