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The Who

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.

 

Pete Townshend, Eddie Vedder to Perform a Who-Themed Benefit

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Jason Oxenham / Cedric Ribeiro, Getty Images

Pete Townshend will be joined by Eddie Vedder for a benefit concert dubbed Celebrating the Who, to be held May 14 at the Rosemont Theatre in Chicago.

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Roger Daltrey ‘Hammered and Chiseled’ Into Shape for Who Anniversary Tour

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Tim P. Whitby, Getty Images

Life on the road can get painfully complicated for rockers of a certain age, and Roger Daltrey has the doctor bills to prove it.

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Roger Daltrey Wants the Who to ‘Stop at the Top of Our Game’

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Cedric Ribeiro, Getty Images

The Who have started other tours believing they were bidding farewell to the road, but Roger Daltrey knows the group's 50th anniversary dates are definitely the "last big tour we'll ever do."

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Roger Daltrey Says Pete Townshend Is ‘Talking About’ a New Who Album

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Larry Busacca, Getty Images

It's been nearly a decade since the Who released their most recent LP, 2006's Endless Wire, and it still looks like it'll be a while before fans hear another new album from Pete Townshend and Roger Daltrey.

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Neil Peart vs. Keith Moon: March Drum Madness

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Hulton Archive / Jesse Grant, Getty Images

Things are getting heated in our March Drum Madness, as Neil Peart takes on Keith Moon in the next round of voting.

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Nicko McBrain Vs. Keith Moon: March Drum Madness

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Hulton Archives / David Cannon, Getty Images

Two world-famous drummers took wildly divergent paths to get here.

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Classic Song by the Who Now Selling Discounted Shoes

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Clothes make the man, an old saying goes.

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Dave Grohl vs. Keith Moon: March Drum Madness

Dave Grohl Vs. Keith Moon March Drum Madness
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The opening round of our new March Drum Madness competition sees one of the biggest names in music today square off against one of the inventors of rock drumming, Dave Grohl against Keith Moon.

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45 Years Ago: The Who Roar Through ‘Live at Leeds’

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If there was any doubt that the Who were one of the most ferocious live acts on the planet at the start of the ‘70s, Live at Leeds quashed it.

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The Who’s ‘I’m Free’ Remixed for New Cablevision Commercial

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Cablevision’s new Freewheel Wi-Fi service knows what it takes to reach the highest high.

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