After Townshend became weary of the group, they split in 1983. See more ideas about the who band, rock and roll, roger daltrey. [2] Townshend and Entwistle became friends in their second year of Acton County, and formed a trad jazz group;[3] Entwistle also played French horn in the Middlesex Schools' Symphony Orchestra. He was unable to afford a bass and built one at home. [379] Shortly after arriving in London in 1966, Jimi Hendrix visited Marshall's music shop demanding an amp setup like Townshend's[356] and manipulated electronic noises in ways that Townshend had pioneered. "[89] Later that year, Lambert and Stamp formed a record label, Track Records, with distribution by Polydor. [337] Daltrey, Townshend and Entwistle sang lead on various songs, and occasionally Moon joined in. [196] On 6 December 1975, the Who set the record for largest indoor concert at the Pontiac Silverdome, attended by 78,000. [377] The guitar-smashing incident at the Railway Hotel in 1964 is one of Rolling Stone magazine's "50 Moments That Changed the History of Rock 'n' Roll". The band played professional gigs, such as corporate and wedding functions, and Daltrey kept a close eye on the finances as well as the music. [189], Work on Tommy took up most of 1974, and live performances by the Who were restricted to a show in May at the Valley, the home of Charlton Athletic, in front of 80,000 fans,[190] and a few dates at Madison Square Garden in June. [47] Enthusiastic reception on television and regular airplay on pirate radio helped the single slowly climb the charts in early 1965 until it reached the top 10. "[204], Recording of Who Are You started in January 1978. – I mean somebody good." [185] Townshend was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Original Score. [336], Group backing vocals are prominent in the Who. [213] On 2 May 1979, the Who returned to the stage with a concert at the Rainbow Theatre, followed by the Cannes Film Festival in France[214] and dates at Madison Square Garden in New York. The Members were formed by lyricist Nicky Tesco (Nick Lightowlers) in 1976, through an invited audition at a recording studio at Tooley Street, London. In 1967, Townshend coined the term "power pop" to describe the Who's style. As well as signing Hendrix, Track became the imprint for all the Who's UK output until the mid-1970s. [373], The group's contributions to rock include the power chord,[374] windmill strum[375] and the use of non-musical instrument noise such as feedback. [215], The Kids Are Alright was also completed in 1979. After leaving, he passed out in a doorway, where a policeman said he would not be arrested if he could stand and walk. [194] Entwistle's "Success Story" gave a humorous look at the music industry, and "Squeeze Box" was a hit single. [20] They had also replaced Druce as manager with Helmut Gorden, with whom they secured an audition with Chris Parmeinter for Fontana Records. [232] The single "Eminence Front" from It's Hard was a hit, and became a regular at live shows. The tour began on 7 May in Grand Rapids, Michigan, but was interrupted during a show at Houston, Texas in September 2019 Houston after Daltrey lost his voice. [223], In December, the Who became the third band, after the Beatles and the Band, to appear on the cover of Time. In 2019, the group released the album Who and toured with a symphony orchestra. [78] The Hermits were a straightforward pop band and enjoyed drugs and practical jokes. The success put pressure on lead songwriter Townshend, and the follow-up to Tommy, Lifehouse, was abandoned. [298] Later that month, the Who announced plans for a world tour with a possible accompanying album. Sting played Jimmy's friend and fellow mod, the Ace Face. [224], On 3 December 1979, a crowd crush at a Who gig at the Riverfront Coliseum, Cincinnati killed 11 fans. The Who are an English rock band formed in London in 1964. [74] The group's performances, which still involved smashing guitars and kicking over drums, were well received,[75] and led to their first major US appearance at the Monterey Pop Festival. "[210] Drummer Phil Collins, having a temporary break from Genesis after his first marriage had failed, was at a loose end and asked to replace Moon, but Townshend had already asked Kenney Jones, who had previously played with the Small Faces and Faces. [383] Proto punk and punk rock bands such as the MC5,[384] the Stooges,[385] the Ramones[386] the Sex Pistols,[201] the Clash[387] and Green Day cite the Who as an influence. Although this meant A Quick One was uneven, Lambert's presence allowed Townshend to write the title track as a ten-minute mini-opera. [144] The group restarted with Glyn Johns in April. [18] Daltrey chose "the Who" the next morning. [78], The group followed Monterey with a US tour supporting Herman's Hermits. "[333], Daltrey initially based his style on Motown and rock and roll,[334] but from Tommy onwards he tackled a wider range of styles. [62], In 1966 the Who released "I'm a Boy", about a boy dressed as a girl, taken from an abortive collection of songs called Quads;[63] "Happy Jack";[64] and an EP, Ready Steady Who, that tied in with their regular appearances on Ready Steady Go! [352] Moon used Premier kits starting in 1966. [1] Townshend's father, Cliff, played saxophone and his mother, Betty, had sung in the entertainment division of the Royal Air Force during World War II, and both supported their son's interest in rock and roll. [372] The Who influenced hard rock bands such as Guns N' Roses. [277] Endless Wire, released in 2006, was the first full studio album of new material since 1982's It's Hard and contained the band's first mini-opera since "Rael" in 1967. David Essex auditioned for the title role, but the band persuaded Daltrey to take it. Moon's playing improved, but on one track, "Music Must Change", he was replaced as he could not play in 6/8 time. 2 in both the UK and US. [211][212] John "Rabbit" Bundrick joined the live band as an unofficial keyboardist. [301] That November, the group released a virtual reality app co-designed by Daltrey's son, Jamie, featuring events and images from the band's history. [95], By 1968 the Who had started to attract attention in the underground press. [86], The next album was The Who Sell Out – a concept album paying tribute to pirate radio, which had been outlawed in August 1967 by the Marine, &c., Broadcasting (Offences) Act 1967. [264], In late 1999, the Who performed as a five-piece for the first time since 1985, with Bundrick on keyboards and Starkey on drums. [272] Earlier that year the hand were honoured with a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award. [236] Jones' drumming style was very different from Moon's and this drew criticism within the band. The Who developed from an earlier group, the Detours, and established themselves as part of the pop art and mod movements, featuring auto-destructive art by destroying guitars and drums on stage. [312] Two preliminary concerts at the Royal Albert Hall for the Teenage Cancer Trust on 30 March and 1 April featured Tommy in full. [262][354], Townshend focused on writing meaningful lyrics[355] inspired by Bob Dylan, whose words dealt with subjects other than boy–girl relationships that were common in rock music; in contrast to Dylan's intellectualism, Townshend believed his lyrics should be about things kids could relate to. In 1994, Daltrey turned 50 and celebrated with two concerts at New York's Carnegie Hall. He had trouble fitting in at the school, and discovered gangs and rock and roll. [231] Both Face Dances and It's Hard sold well and the latter received a five-star review in Rolling Stone. The release of Who Are You in 1978 was overshadowed by Moon's death shortly after. [145] The synthesizer intro to "Baba O'Riley" was programmed based on Meher Baba's vital stats,[147] and the track featured a violin solo by Dave Arbus. [226], The Who were not told until after the show because civic authorities feared crowd problems if the concert were cancelled. [313], In January 2019, the band announced the Moving On! They then performed acoustic shows at Neil Young's Bridge School Benefit at the Shoreline Amphitheatre in Mountain View, California,[265] followed by gigs at the House of Blues in Chicago[266] and two Christmas charity shows at the Shepherds Bush Empire in London. In 1967, they performed at the Monterey Pop Festival and released the single "I Can See for Miles". They decided a live album would help demonstrate how different the sound at their gigs was to Tommy, and set about listening to the hours of recordings they had accumulated. The group used feedback as part of their guitar sound, both live and in the studio. An audience member, Scot Halpin, filled in for the rest of the show. [7] Wilson was fired in mid-1962 and replaced by Doug Sandom, though he was older than the rest of the band, married, and a more proficient musician, having been playing semi-professionally for two years. [120][121] The set was professionally recorded and filmed, and portions appear on the Woodstock film, The Old Grey Whistle Test and The Kids Are Alright. Später erreichten sie durch die Veröffentlichung der Konzeptalben Tommy und Quadrophenia einen hohen Bekanntheitsgrad und gelten heute als eine der einflussreichsten Rockbands der Musikgeschichte. [139] Eventually, the others complained to Townshend that the project was too complicated and they should simply record another album. [254] Some critics disliked the tour's over-produced and expanded line-up, calling it "The Who on Ice";[255] Stephen Thomas Erlewine of AllMusic said the tour "tarnished the reputation of the Who almost irreparably". Sometime later, on John's recommendation, Pete Townshend was added to the line up. [158], After touring Who's Next, and needing time to write a follow-up, Townshend insisted that the Who take a lengthy break, as they had not stopped touring since the band started. "Hope I die before I get old" war Pete Townshends sehnlichster Wunsch. [45] Pirate radio was important for bands as there were no commercial radio stations in the UK and BBC Radio played little pop music. [238], Townshend spent part of 1983 writing material for a Who studio album owed to Warner Bros. Records from a contract in 1980,[241] but he found himself unable to generate music appropriate for the Who and at the end of 1983 paid for himself and Jones to be released from the contract. The fan obliged, without taking Pete Townshend's advice that "the quickest way" to extinguish a joint is "up your fucking arse". This page is a list of the various personnel and line-ups that have been a part of the English rock band the Who, from their origin as the Detours in 1962 to the present day. [301][371] Their appearances at Monterey and Woodstock helped give them a reputation as one of the greatest live rock acts[372] and they have been credited with originating the "rock opera". Songs from the project made up 1971's Who's Next, which included the hit "Won't Get Fooled Again". [57] Peaking at No. Viele übersetzte Beispielsätze mit "the band who" – Deutsch-Englisch Wörterbuch und Suchmaschine für Millionen von Deutsch-Übersetzungen. Townshend, with Entwistle's encouragement, became the sole guitarist. Townshend approached the gigs with optimism; the rest of the band were just happy to be gigging again. [163] The painful dissolution of the managerial and personal relationships are recounted in James D. Cooper's 2014 retrospective documentary, Lambert & Stamp. [257] A 2-CD live album, Join Together, was released in 1990. They bonded with Moon,[79] who was excited to learn that cherry bombs were legal to purchase in Alabama. The original personnel, with Tesco (vocals), was Gary Baker (guitar), and Steve Morley (bass guitar), initially with Steve Maycock then Clive Parker (drums). [331], Throughout their careers, the members of the Who have said their live sound has never been captured as they wished on record. [364], The only genuine friendship in the Who during the 1960s was between Entwistle and Moon. [371] The band has sold over 100 million records worldwide. [193] The next album, The Who by Numbers, had introspective songs from Townshend that dealt with disillusionment such as "However Much I Booze" and "How Many Friends"; they resembled his later solo work. "Baba O'Riley" and "Won't Get Fooled Again" are early examples of synthesizer use in rock, featuring keyboard sounds generated in real time by a Lowrey organ; on "Won't Get Fooled Again", it was further processed through a VCS3 synthesizer. [34], Meaden was replaced as manager by two filmmakers, Kit Lambert and Chris Stamp. [164] Following a short European tour, the remainder of 1972 was spent working on an orchestral version of Tommy with Lou Reizner. [104] The album was projected for a Christmas 1968 release[104] but recording stalled after Townshend decided to make a double album to cover the story in sufficient depth. The Who were initially enthusiastic about working with a completely different drummer,[252] though Townshend later stated, "we've never really been able to replace Keith. The Who were honored by the Vh1 Rock Honors in 2008 at the the Pauley Pavilion at UCLA. [187] It won the award for Rock Movie of the Year in the First Annual Rock Music Awards[188] and generated over $2 million in its first month. [5][4] After Acton County, Townshend attended Ealing Art College,[6] a move he later described as profoundly influential on the course of the Who. [380] In 1965, Paul McCartney said the Who "are the most exciting thing around"[380] and was inspired to write "Helter Skelter" in the group's "heavy" style;[381] John Lennon borrowed the acoustic guitar style in "Pinball Wizard" for "Polythene Pam". [34] The Beatles were fans and socialised with Moon in particular during the mid-1960s. Townshend dedicated the show to Entwistle, and ended with a montage of pictures of him. in October. Moon had moved to Los Angeles, so they used session drummers, including Kenney Jones. [157] He recovered and completed the gig, playing to his usual strength. The suite of song fragments is about a girl who has an affair while her lover is away, but is ultimately forgiven. The Who in the early years developed from another group called the Detours. Nach dem Tod von Keith Moon (1978) und John Entwistle (2002) sind heute lediglich der Gitarrist Pete Townshend und der Sänger Roger Daltrey aus der Gründungsbesetzung übrig. [293], In October 2013, Townshend announced the Who would stage their final tour in 2015, performing in locations they have never played before. [109], In August, the Who performed at the Woodstock Festival, despite being reluctant and demanding $13,000 up front. [252] Their two shows at Sullivan Stadium in Foxborough, Massachusetts, sold 100,000 tickets in less than eight hours, beating previous records set there by U2 and David Bowie. [260], In 1996, Townshend, Entwistle and Daltrey performed Quadrophenia with guests and Starkey on drums at Hyde Park. The song used gimmicks such as a vocal stutter to simulate the speech of a mod on amphetamines, and two key changes. [261], In November 2007, the documentary Amazing Journey: The Story of The Who was released, featuring unreleased footage of the 1970 Leeds appearance and a 1964 performance at the Railway Hotel when the group were The High Numbers. [321], From the early 1970s, the band's sound included synthesizers, particularly on Who's Next and Quadrophenia. The remainder of the lineup featured bassist Jim … the who in the twenties; the who in the tens; the who in the noughties; the who in the nineties 10 in the UK. The shows included guest spots by Entwistle and Townshend. [111] Tommy sold 200,000 copies in the US in its first two weeks,[112] and was a critical smash, Life saying, "for sheer power, invention and brilliance of performance, Tommy outstrips anything which has ever come out of a recording studio". Beginning of a dialog window, including tabbed navigation to register an account or sign in to an existing account. Garry Peterson is a Canadian and American drummer who over the course of a iconic career spanning more then six decades is best known for: being a founding member and co-owner of the legendary Canadian rock band The Guess Who; performing with former Guess Who member Burton Cummings; and performing with Bachman Turner Overdrive during their support of Van Halen’s 5150 … He decided that the group would be ideal to represent the growing mod movement in Britain which involved fashion, scooters and music genres such as rhythm and blues, soul and beat. 7 in the UK. 29 on their list of the 100 Greatest Artists of All Time. Some fans waiting outside mistook the band's soundcheck for the concert, and attempted to force their way inside. [60] The Who were signed to Robert Stigwood's label, Reaction, and released "Substitute". Returning to his flat, Moon took 32 tablets of clomethiazole which had been prescribed to combat his alcohol withdrawal. The album was titled A Quick One[69] (Happy Jack in the US),[70] and reached No. Townshend had written it as a slow blues, but after several abortive attempts, it was turned into a more powerful song with a bass solo from Entwistle. [299][300] In September, the Who released the song "Be Lucky", which was included on the compilation The Who Hits 50! [202] The band had not played for 14 months, and their performance was so weak that the footage was unused. [339][340], Townshend considered himself less technical than guitarists such as Eric Clapton and Jeff Beck and wanted to stand out visually instead. [345] Townshend started his career with an acoustic guitar[4] and has regularly recorded and written with a Gibson J-200. The article, by Jay Cocks, said the band had outpaced, outlasted, outlived and outclassed all of their rock band contemporaries. [55], The next single, "My Generation", followed in October. The American leg of the tour began in Houston to a crowd of 18,000 at The Summit Arena, and was supported by Toots and the Maytals. Face Dances produced a US top 20 and UK top ten hit with the single "You Better You Bet", whose video was one of the first shown on MTV. Moon obliged by kicking his drum kit over,[40] and auto-destructive art became a feature of the Who's live set. Moon, by contrast, was as volatile as Daltrey and Townshend. had ended, the mod movement was becoming unfashionable, and the Who found themselves in competition on the London circuit with groups including Cream and the Jimi Hendrix Experience. [9] In 1959 he started the Detours, the band that was to evolve into the Who. [160] There was no group activity until May 1972, when they started working on a proposed new album, Rock Is Dead—Long Live Rock!,[161] but, unhappy with the recordings, abandoned the sessions. [19], By the time the Detours had become the Who, they had already found regular gigs, including at the Oldfield Hotel in Greenford, the White Hart Hotel in Acton, the Goldhawk Social Club in Shepherd's Bush, and the Notre Dame Hall in Leicester Square. [335] His trademark sound with the band, as noted in 1983, has been a characteristic scream, as heard at the end of "Won't Get Fooled Again". Agnetha Fältskog married Björn Ulvaeus in 1971. Andy Greene in Rolling Stone called the 1999 tour better than the final one with Moon in 1976. [78] When Moon was destroying toilets in hotels, Entwistle confessed he "was standing behind him with the matches". [72] The group toured the US again with Eric Burdon and the Animals, including an appearance on The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour, miming to "I Can See For Miles" and "My Generation". [125], By 1970, the Who were widely considered one of the best and most popular live rock bands; Chris Charlesworth described their concerts as "leading to a kind of rock nirvana that most bands can only dream about". In the original band, Sandom had been the peacemaker and settled disputes. Ranked #9 on VH1's 100 Greatest Artists of Rock & Roll and #8 on VH1's 100 Greatest Hard Rock Artists. Members have included Pete Townshend, Roger Daltrey, John Entwistle, Keith Moon and Kenney Jones. Then Townshend promised the band would come back "stronger than ever". Career. [200] He discovered that former Beatles and Rolling Stones manager Allen Klein had bought a stake in his publishing company. "Irish" Jack Lyons said, "The Who weren't a joke, they were fucking real, and so were we. 4,092 likes. On 27 June, the day before the first date,[274] Entwistle was found dead of a heart attack at 57 at the Hard Rock Hotel in Las Vegas. [234] He was again at odds with Daltrey and Entwistle, who merely wanted to tour and play hits[235] and thought Townshend had saved his best songs for his solo album, Empty Glass (1980). [207], On 6 September, Moon attended a party held by Paul McCartney to celebrate Buddy Holly's birthday. 1946 August 23 Keith John Moon is born to Alfred Charles (Alf) Moon and Kathleen Winifred (Kit) Moon in Central Middlesex Hospital, London [118] During their performance, Yippie leader Abbie Hoffman interrupted the set to give a political speech about the arrest of John Sinclair; Townshend kicked him off stage,[115] shouting: "Fuck off my fucking stage! The Byrds, American band of the 1960s who popularized folk rock, particularly the songs of Bob Dylan, and whose changes in personnel created an extensive family tree of major country rock bands and pop supergroups. in 2016, a continuation of the previous year's tour. [244], In July 1985, the Who performed at Live Aid at Wembley Stadium, London. [109] Townshend had taken to wearing a boiler suit and Doctor Martens shoes. 9 in the UK. Find The Who bio, music, credits, awards, & streaming links on AllMusic - An explosive combo that pioneered progressive and… The Detours were particularly interested in the Pirates as they also only had one guitarist, Mick Green, who inspired Townshend to combine rhythm and lead guitar in his style. [97] In August, he gave an interview to Rolling Stone editor Jann Wenner describing in detail the plot of a new album project and its relationship to Baba's teachings. Townshend went to the Speakeasy where he met the Sex Pistols' Steve Jones and Paul Cook, fans of the Who. The album went through several names during recording, including Deaf Dumb and Blind Boy and Amazing Journey; Townshend settled on Tommy[98] for the album about the life of a deaf, dumb and blind boy, and his attempt to communicate with others. Townshend and Daltrey continued as the Who with regular live performances, releasing Endless Wire in 2006. Townshend posted a novella called The Boy Who Heard Music on his blog, which developed into a mini-opera called Wire & Glass, forming the basis for the album. Roger Daltrey formed the Detours in 1962, with several member changes and role swaps abound, John Entwistle joined. Their first single as the Who, "I Can't Explain", was a hit in the UK, and was followed by a string of singles including "My Generation", "Substitute" and "Happy Jack". Daltrey toured that year with Entwistle, Zak Starkey on drums and Simon Townshend filling in for his brother as guitarist. [392] The Who have also influenced pop punk band Panic! [258] The group have a featured collection in the hall's museum, including one of Moon's velvet suits, a Warwick bass of Entwistle's, and a drumhead from 1968. [262] The performance was narrated by Daniels, who had played Jimmy in the 1979 film. [394][395] Many bands have covered Who songs; Elton John's version of "Pinball Wizard" reached No. [16] In February 1964, the Detours became aware of the group Johnny Devlin and the Detours and changed their name. The Who's Concert History. [296] Daltrey stated, "We can't go on touring forever ... it could be open-ended, but it will have a finality to it. [17] Townshend and his roommate Richard Barnes spent a night considering names, focusing on a theme of joke announcements, including "No One" and "the Group". Immediately on returning to Britain, Daltrey was sacked,[54] but was reinstated on the condition that the group became a democracy without his dominant leadership. Through Townshend's mother, the group obtained a management contract with local promoter Robert Druce,[14] who started booking the band as a support act. set with The Beach Boys' Bruce Johnston. They continued to tour across the US and Canada during the first half of the year. [255], The band toured the US and UK from June to October 2000,[266] to generally favourable reviews,[268] culminating in a charity show at the Royal Albert Hall for the Teenage Cancer Trust with guest performances from Paul Weller, Eddie Vedder, Noel Gallagher, Bryan Adams and Nigel Kennedy. [34] The band influenced fashion from their earliest days with their embrace of pop art[376] and the use of the Union Jack for clothing. [235] Townshend briefly became addicted to heroin before cleaning up early in 1982 after treatment with Meg Patterson. [162] Daltrey performed an audit of the group's finances and discovered that Lambert and Stamp had not kept sufficient records. [53] Their relationship diminished somewhat when Entwistle got married in 1967, though they still socialised on tour. 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