SpazzII Report This Comment
Date: October 17, 2009 10:12PM
The Who are an English rock band formed in 1964. The primary lineup consisted
of guitarist Pete Townshend, vocalist Roger Daltrey, bassist John Entwistle, and
drummer Keith Moon. They became known for energetic live performances including
the pioneering spectacle of instrument destruction. The Who have sold
about 100 million records and have charted 27 top forty singles in the United
Kingdom and United States with 17 top ten albums.
The Who rose to fame in the UK with a series of top ten hit singles, beginning
in January 1965 with "I Can't Explain". The albums My Generation
(1965), A Quick One (1966) and The Who Sell Out (1967) followed, with the first
two hitting the UK top five. They first hit the US Top Forty in 1967 with
"Happy Jack" and hit the top ten later that year with "I Can See
for Miles". Their fame grew with memorable performances at the Monterey
Pop and Woodstock music festivals. The 1969 release of Tommy was the first
in a series of top ten albums in the US, followed by Live at Leeds (1970), Who's
Next (1971), Quadrophenia (1973), The Who By Numbers (1975), Who Are You (1978)
and The Kids Are Alright (1979).
Lexx Report This Comment
Date: October 18, 2009 06:07PM
For some reason I was under the impression that "The Who" were
originally called "The Guess Who" but they dropped the Guess when they
became more famous.
I was surprised when I searched on that name and that Canadian band came up and
answered Quasi's "guess who" post; so I posted a better picture of
them on here too.