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Old 15th May 2019, 11:23 AM
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Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Childhood home of Billy Idol and Max Splodge - Orpington
Default Maximum R&B: The 'Orrible 'Oo

Use this thread to discuss anything Who releated

Formed in 1964, and consisting of vocalist Roger Daltrey (b. 1944), guitarist Pete Townshend (b. 1945), bassist John Entwistle (b. 1944, d 2002) and drummer Keith Moon (b. 1946 2, 1978) the band became the faces of the fledgling mod movement - strange when you realise that each album release moved them further away from the R&B sound:

My Generation - R&B
A Quick One - Pop
The Who Sell Out - Psychedelia
Tommy - Hard rock
Who's Next - Progressive rock
Quadrophenia - Heavy metal
The Who By Numbers - Melancholia
Who Are You - Rock

They are as well known for their on (and off) stage antics as they are for their music: backstage fights, destroyed equipment, entries in the Guinness Book of Records as 'the world's loudest band', cars-in-swimming-pools, exploding toilets etc!

At time of writing, the surviving members of the band have just started their umpteenth 'farewell' tour, entitled 'Moving On'. For this, they are using a full symphony orchestra on stage with them

People try to put us down
Just because we get around

Golly, Gee! it's wrong to be so guilty
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