The Who | Artist

The Who | Artist

Tags: Era_1960s, Genre_Pop_Rock, Origin_UK, Type_Artist

The Who is an English rock band formed 1964 in Shepherd's Bush, London. Originally called The High Numbers, The Who's classic line-up consisted of Roger Daltrey (vocals), Pete Townshend (guitar, vocals), John Entwistle (bass, brass) and Keith Moon (drums, vocals). Keith died in 1978 and was replaced by Kenney Jones from The Faces. Their output from 1965-70 contains some of the greatest rock music of the period. They were also one of the greatest live rock bands, with legendary performances at Woodstock, Monterey, Isle of Wight and Fillmore East. Standout albums include My Generation, The Who Sell Out, Tommy, Who's Next, Quadrophenia, Live at Leeds and The Kids Are Alright soundtrack. The 2000 archival compilation BBC Sessions is also recommended. Townshend was the composer of much of The Who's work, including their groundbreaking rock operas Tommy and Quadrophenia, plus he has many fine solo albums to his credit. Roger Daltrey and John Entwistle also have several solo albums each.

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Featured Albums: The Who

Related Artists: Pete Townshend, John Entwistle, Roger Daltrey

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