The Who

The 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 Discography

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The Who My Generation (Album, Comp) Brunswick, Brunswick New Zealand 1965 Sell This Version
The Who The Who (Album) Polydor, International Polydor Production Germany 1966 Sell This Version
The Who A Quick One (Album) Reaction New Zealand 1966 Sell This Version
The Who The Who Sell Out (Album) Track Record France 1967 Sell This Version
The Who Tommy (Album) Track Record US 1969 Sell This Version
The Who Live At Leeds (Album) Track Record US 1970 Sell This Version
The Who Who's Next (Album) Track Record France 1971 Sell This Version
The Who Tommy - Part 1 (Album) Track Record France 1969 Sell This Version
The Who Tommy - Part 2 (Album) Track Record UK 1969 Sell This Version
The Who Quadrophenia (Album, EP) Track Record France 1973 Sell This Version
The Who Odds & Sods (Album, Comp) Track Record Greece 1974 Sell This Version
The Who Tommy - Original Soundtrack Recording (Album) Polydor Canada 1975 Sell This Version
The Who The Who By Numbers (Album) Polydor, Polydor Mexico 1975 Sell This Version
SA-010 The Who One-Hour Radio Special - The Making Of "Tommy" 1975(LP, Rad) Polydor SA-010 USA & Canada 1975 Sell This Version
The Who Who Are You (Album) Polydor, Polydor Germany 1978 Sell This Version
The Who Quadrophenia: Songs From Quadrophenia Original Soundtrack (Comp, Album) Polydor US 1979 Sell This Version
The Who The Kids Are Alright (Album, Comp) Polydor Japan 1979 Sell This Version
none The Who Who Are The Who (Radio Special)(2xLP, Promo) MCA Records none Canada 1980 Sell This Version
The Who Filling In The Gaps Warner Bros. Records UK 1981 Sell This Version
The Who Face Dances (Album) Polydor Mexico 1981 Sell This Version
The Who It's Hard (Album) Polydor, Polydor Ireland 1982 Sell This Version
WS-1 The Who Whodunit!(6xLP, Transcription) DIR Broadcasting WS-1 US 1982 Sell This Version
TBS-LC-18 The Who Live From Central Park(LP, Transcription) TBS Syndications, Télémédia Communications TBS-LC-18 Canada 1983 Sell This Version
none The Who The Who Special(4xLP, Transcription) London Wavelength none US 1983 Sell This Version
KB491 The Who King Biscuit Flower Hour(LP, Transcription + LP, S/Sided, Transcription) D.I.R. Broadcasting Corp. KB491 US 1983 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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