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The Who, ‘Tommy: Super Deluxe Edition’ – Album Review

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As everyone was trying to one-up each other in the later part of the '60s -- hoping to keep up with 'Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band' and what it spawned -- Pete Townshend looked forward by looking back. While his contemporaries had psychedelic visions spiraling within their heads, the main songwriter and guitarist for the Who had something else in mind for his band.

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Win the Super Deluxe Four-Disc Edition of the Who’s ‘Tommy’

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On Nov. 12, the Who will release 'Deluxe' and 'Super Deluxe' editions of their 1969 classic rock opera 'Tommy.'  Ultimate Classic Rock and Diffuser.fm have teamed up with Universal Music Enterprises to give one lucky winner a copy of the four-disc 'Super Deluxe Edition' of the set.

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40 Years Ago: The Who Release ‘Quadrophenia’

The Who, 'Quadrophenia'
MCA

The rock world got a pretty good taste of Pete Townshend's songwriting ambitions in 1969 with the Who's 'Tommy,' one of the more fully realized concept albums of the era. But as it turned out, Townshend was just getting warmed up.

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The Who Reveal Plans for 2015 Farewell Tour

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Larry Busacca, Getty Images

Last week, Pete Townshend said that the Who would embark on one final tour in 2015. And apparently he means it this time. Sort of. Roger Daltrey recently clarified those plans, but confirmed that the group would indeed be performing its last batch of big shows in the near future.

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The Who Will Retire From the Road After 50th Anniversary Shows

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Larry Busacca, Getty Images

The Who have announced that they will quit touring -- this time for good -- after they play a series of 50th-anniversary shows in 2015.

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The Who Reveal Details of Expanded ‘Tommy’ Box

The Who, 'Tommy'
Universal

The Who's 'Tommy' is returning to stores on Nov. 12, and he's put on a few pounds since the last time we saw him.

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Top 10 John Entwistle Who Songs

John Entwistle the Who
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Although he was (understandably) overshadowed by bandmate Pete Townshend, John Entwistle wrote a meaty amount of Who material – something we’re honoring with the Top 10 John Entwistle Who Songs. The legendary

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Roger Daltrey Says Keith Moon Wouldn’t Want to Be an ‘Old Man’

The Who
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Legendary Who drummer Keith Moon passed away more than 35 years ago, but he's still never far from Roger Daltrey's thoughts.

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Top 10 Keith Moon Who Songs

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Jack-Kay/Hulton Archives, Getty Images

This list of the Top 10 Keith Moon Who Songs shows just how important the group's former drummer was to their music. The old saying "they broke the mold with that guy" couldn't be more appropriately applied to anyone than Moon.

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The Who Expand ‘Tommy’ With Box Set and Deluxe Edition

The Who, 'Tommy'
Universal

Rock's favorite deaf, dumb and blind kid is coming back with newly remastered sound and a whole bunch of bonus material.

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