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London, United Kingdom (1964 – 1983, 1996 – present)

The Who are an English band formed in Shepherd’s Bush, West London, United Kingdom, in 1964. They grew to be considered one of the greatest, most influential, and awarded recording groups in the world. They are also famed for their prowess as a live band—being described as “possibly the greatest live band ever”—due to their energetic, tight, loud performances and smashing of instruments. The primary lineup was: Pete Townshend (lead guitar, vocals), Roger Daltrey (lead vocals, harmonica, percussion), John Entwistle (bass, vocals, french horn) and Keith Moon (drums, occasional vocals).

The Who rose to fame in the United Kingdom with a pioneering instrument destruction stage show, as well as a series of top ten hit singles (including the celebrated “My Generation”) and top five albums, beginning in 1965 with their first single release “I Can’t Explain”. They first hit the top ten in the USA in 1967 with “I Can See for Miles”. The 1969 release of Tommy was the first in a series of top five albums for the group in the USA, followed by Live at Leeds (1970), Who’s Next (1971), Quadrophenia (1973), and Who Are You (1978). Live at Leeds is commonly cited as one of the albums that brought hard rock into the mainstream during the early 1970s.

A mere three weeks after the release of Who Are You, Keith Moon passed away from an overdose on 7 September 1978. Kenney Jones of Small Faces/Faces took over on drums after Moon’s death. The band would release two more studio albums: the top five Face Dances (1981) and the top ten It’s Hard (1982), before officially disbanding in 1983.

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  • fredricktoo

    Brains, brawn and guts sums it up nicely

    29 Dec 2014 Reply
  • Sqvoll91

    Группа сразу понравилась, когда услыщал Бабу О`Райли в Докторе Хаусе ) А потом узнал, что группа-то, оказывается, одна из величайших в мире )

    24 Dec 2014 Reply
  • bluemelody_

    And a child flew past me riding in a star

    23 Dec 2014 Reply
  • MrShayton

    Ъ

    19 Dec 2014 Reply
  • Pure_Greenwood

    The Who Hits 50 is the best gig I've been too, such an amazing experience

    17 Dec 2014 Reply
  • JeremyAce4

    Me.

    13 Dec 2014 Reply
  • lapiark

    This is truly a group from 60's, which you can listen from the very first albums and enjoy very much.

    2 Dec 2014 Reply
  • tassitmg

    Comecei a ouvir recentemente e já estou TÃO apaixonada ♥

    25 Nov 2014 Reply
  • VadiushaKomarov

    Классно заикался вокалист в свое время:) А новый альбом будет, нет?

    16 Nov 2014 Reply
  • Moonlight_Dawn

    Great music. "Rock" solid music. <3

    11 Nov 2014 Reply
  • Sanity_Theorist

    They often try too hard to have a hook, but when they don't, they're pretty good. They've aged better than I would've expected.

    31 Oct 2014 Reply
  • Redsaxer

    new song is cool!!! MY FAVOURITE BAND!

    30 Oct 2014 Reply
  • elf-culture

    I luv them

    15 Oct 2014 Reply
  • John__Lemon

    Be lucky is so good!!

    11 Oct 2014 Reply
  • ZombieKern

    The Who's the most excellent band! :D Listening to most of the songs including 'Love Reign O'er Me', 'Pinball Wizard' and 'The Kids Are Alright' (I can't put it more of songs I like by The Who, they're way too good!). I think that Quadrophenia is a good album. :)

    8 Oct 2014 Reply
  • TWoodo

    I've never listened to The Who

    29 Sep 2014 Reply
  • gokunirvana

    Awesome new song!

    28 Sep 2014 Reply
  • igor_tcs

    Beee lucky! [2]

    27 Sep 2014 Reply
  • 68_rus

    Beee lucky!

    27 Sep 2014 Reply
  • ovuervoqavtalmo

    I am Brazilian and i accept any friend request. I'm open to new artists and of various rhythms from all corners of the world. I always want to know more. Anyone with information is only pass that I accept and hear, and if you want, I also have a lot of good Brazilian music to display. Let's listen to music!

    18 Sep 2014 Reply
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