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Like many of the bands that sprang up in England during the first half of the ’60s, the Who were heavily influenced by American R&B music. But they had something most of them did not: a guitar-slinging songwriter whose aspirations went beyond the usual songs about cars and girls. Pete Townshend first revealed his intentions on the Who’s 1965 single ‘My Generation,’ which became a timeless anthem for kids who didn’t want to end up like their parents. Over the next few years, the songs got bigger and more ambitious, culminating in 1969’s ‘Tommy,’ a hugely influential rock opera. They followed it up with one of rock’s true masterpieces, ‘Who’s Next.’ By the end of the ‘70s, drummer Keith Moon was dead and the group’s classic era closed.

 

Win a ‘Best Sleepover Ever’ Prize Pack from The Who!

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We're giving away a Who sleeping bag, onesie and bathrobe courtesy of Creative Quirk.

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The Who, ‘Quadrophenia: Live in London’ – Video Review

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The Who deliver a surprisingly vital, unsurprisingly well-thought out document of their most recent concert tour with 'Quadrophenia: Live in London.'

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The Who to Record New Album This Summer

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The Who have announced that they are going to record their first studio album since 2006's 'Endless Wire.'

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The Who Reunite with Kenney Jones for Charity Concert

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Pete Townshend and Roger Daltrey performed with their former drummer to benefit a prostate cancer charity.

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Top 10 Underrated Who Songs

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We look beyond the Who's hits for some more favorites.

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The History of the Who’s ‘Tommy’

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We delve into the story behind the Who's 'Tommy' album, which was released on May 23, 1969.

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45 Years Ago: Pete Townshend Gets Arrested at the Fillmore East

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On May 16, 1969, Pete Townshend kicked a man off the Who's stage. Turned out he was a plain clothes policeman. Oops.

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The Who to Reunite with Kenney Jones

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Former Small Faces, Faces and Who drummer Kenney Jones has announced he will be reuniting with his old friends Roger Daltrey and Pete Townshend for a benefit concert for prostate cancer awareness.

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Keith Moon Vs. John Bonham – Clash of the Titans

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We match up the drummers of the Who and Led Zeppelin in this week's Clash of the Titans.

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35 Years Ago: The Who Play First Concert With Kenney Jones

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Warner Brothers Records

Kenney Jones, a former drummer with the Small Faces and the Faces, later admitted that the very idea of anyone replacing Keith Moon in the Who was ludicrous. 

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