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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.

 

Joan Jett to Open for the Who’s 50th Anniversary Tour

Mike Coppola / Rick Diamond, Getty Images
Mike Coppola / Rick Diamond, Getty Images

Newly minted Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee Joan Jett and her Blackhearts will open for the Who's 50th anniversary tour when it hits North America next year.

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Roger Daltrey Illness Forces the Who to Postpone Tour

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Cedric Ribeiro, Getty Images

Doctors have shut down the on-going Who Hits 50 tour after Roger Daltrey contracted a throat infection.

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The Who vs. the Moody Blues – Ultimate Classic Rock Hall of Fame Round One

WhoMoody

The Who take on the Moody Blues int he Ultimate Classic Rock Hall of Fame.

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How ‘WKRP in Cincinnati’ Broke the Rules to Cover the Who’s Concert Tragedy

WKRP In Cincinnati Enquirer
CBS / The Cincinnati Enquirer

The impetus for a still-remarkable moment of television on 'WKRP in Cincinnati' grew from a concert tragedy on Dec. 3, 1979, just before the Who took the stage at Riverfront Coliseum.

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35 Years Ago: 11 Fans Die at The Who’s Cincinnati Concert

Cincinnati Enquirer
Cincinnati Enquirer

Eleven fans died on Dec. 3, 1979 during a stampede to the front of Riverfront Coliseum for a Who concert.

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Roger Daltrey Helps Debut the Who’s New Virtual Reality App

Roger Daltrey
Twitter / @TheWho

Hardcore Who fans that have dreamed of finding a way to get even closer to the band's music now have their wish, thanks to a 3D virtual reality app dreamed up by singer Roger Daltrey's son Jamie.

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30 Years Ago: The Who Say Farewell (Sorta) With ‘Who’s Last’

Who Who's Last
MCA

The Who have toured so much in the past 15 years that it’s amusing to think of the rock titans staging a “Farewell Tour” way back in 1982.

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Who Talk About Woodstock’s Disappointment and Explosive TV Appearance – Exclusive Book Excerpt

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Hulton Archive, Getty Images

Pete Townshend is said to have coined the term "power pop," so who better to interview in the new book 'Play On: Power Pop Heroes'?

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Geddy Lee and Eddie Vedder Confirmed for ‘Evening of Who Music’

Geddy Lee and Eddie Vedder
Kevin Winter / Jason Oxenham, Getty Images

An impressive assortment of artists will come together Nov. 11 to celebrate the Who's 50th anniversary -- and raise some money for a great cause in the bargain.

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Who’s ‘Quadrophenia’ Getting Orchestral Treatment

Rick Diamond, Getty Images
Rick Diamond, Getty Images

The Who's 1973 rock opera 'Quadrophenia' will get an orchestral treatment in 2015.

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