Who

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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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The Who - Meaty Beaty Big And Bouncy album art The Who Meaty Beaty Big And Bouncy (Comp) Decca US 1971 Sell This Version
P33P 25028 The Who - Live At Leeds album art The Who Live At Leeds(CD, Album, RE) Polydor P33P 25028 Japan 1987 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

The Who - Ready Steady Who album art Who* Ready Steady Who (EP) Reaction, Reaction UK 1966 Sell This Version

Compilations

The Who - Backtrack 4 album art Who* / Hendrix* Who* / Hendrix* - Backtrack 4 (Comp) Track Record Greece 1970 Sell This Version
The Who - Best Of Who album art Who* Best Of Who (Comp) Polydor France 1970 Sell This Version
The Who - Backtrack 5 album art Who* / Hendrix* Who* / Hendrix* - Backtrack 5 (Comp) Track Record UK 1970 Sell This Version
The Who - Backtrack 3 album art Who* / Hendrix* Who* / Hendrix* - Backtrack 3 (Comp) Track Record UK 1970 Sell This Version
The Who - The Who album art The Who The Who (Comp) Track Record Germany 1975 Sell This Version
The Who - Greatest Hits album art Who* Greatest Hits (Comp) MCA Records, MCA Records US 1983 Sell This Version
2675 114 The Who - First Years Of Who, Cream, Procol Harum, Beatles album art Who*, Cream (2), Procol Harum, Beatles* Who*, Cream (2), Procol Harum, Beatles* - First Years Of Who, Cream, Procol Harum, Beatles(4xLP, Comp + Box) Polydor 2675 114 France 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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