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The Who are an English rock band formed in London in Their classic line-up consisted of lead singer Roger Daltreyguitarist and singer Pete Townshendbass guitarist John Entwistle and drummer Keith Moon. Evolution - Bazooka Joe - Pastor Of Muppets Who developed from an earlier group, the Detours, and established themselves as part of the pop art and mod movementsfeaturing auto-destructive art by destroying guitars and drums on stage.
The group's fourth album, 's rock opera Tommyincluded the single " Pinball Wizard " and was a critical and commercial success. Live appearances at Woodstock and the Isle of Wight Festivalalong with the live album Live at Leedscemented their reputation as a respected rock act. With their success came increased pressure on lead songwriter Townshend, and the The Who - Live! to TommyLifehousewas abandoned. The group released the album Quadrophenia in as a celebration of their mod roots, and oversaw the film adaptation The Who - Live!
Tommy in They continued to tour to large audiences before semi-retiring from live performances The Who - Live! the end of The release of Who Are You in was overshadowed by the death of Moon shortly after. Kenney Jones replaced Moon and the group resumed activity, releasing a film adaptation of Quadrophenia and the retrospective documentary The Kids Are Alright. After Townshend became weary of touring, the group split in They resumed regular touring inwith drummer Zak Starkey.
After Entwistle's death inplans for a new album were delayed. Townshend and Daltrey continued as the Who, releasing Endless Wire inand continue to play live regularly, with Starkey, bassists Pino Palladino — and Jon Button —presentand guitarist Simon Townshend Pete's brother serving as touring players.
A tour with a complete symphony orchestraalong with the release of a twelfth studio albumboth occurred in Sweethearts Or Strangers - Del Wood - Theres A Tavern In The Town The Who's major contributions to rock music include the development of the Marshall stacklarge PA systemsuse of the synthesizer, Entwistle and Moon's lead playing styles, Townshend's feedback and power chord guitar technique, and the development of the rock opera.
They are cited as an influence by hard rockpunk rock and mod bands, and their songs still receive regular exposure. He was unable to afford a bass and built one at home. Daltrey, who was in the year above, had moved to Acton from The Who - Live!
Busha more working-class area. He had trouble fitting in at the school, and discovered gangs and rock and roll. The band played professional gigs, such as Janus - The Savants - Razzmatazz and wedding functions, and Daltrey kept a close eye on the finances as well as the music.
Daltrey spotted Entwistle by chance on the street carrying a bass and recruited him into the Detours. The band played instrumentals by the Shadows and the Venturesand a variety of pop and trad jazz covers. Dawson left after frequently arguing with Daltrey  and after being briefly replaced by Gabby Connolly, Daltrey moved to lead vocals. Townshend, with Entwistle's encouragement, became the sole guitarist. Through Townshend's mother, the group obtained a management contract with local promoter Robert Druce,  who started booking the band as a support act.
The Detours were particularly interested in the Pirates as they also only had one guitarist, Mick Greenwho inspired Townshend to combine rhythm and lead guitar in his style. Entwistle's bass became more of a lead instrument,  playing melodies. Townshend preferred "the Hair", and Barnes liked "the Who" because it "had a pop punch".
Sandom left in disgust, but was persuaded to lend his kit to any potential stand-ins or replacements. Sandom and Townshend did not speak to each other again for 14 years. During a gig with a stand-in drummer in late April at the Oldfield, the band first met Keith Moon.
Moon grew up in Wembleyand had been The Who - Live! in bands since The band were impressed with his energy and enthusiasm, and offered him the job. The Beachcombers auditioned Sandom, but were unimpressed and did not Valerie Valerie - Various - Jam In Jail (Hamburgs Musiker Im Knast) him to join.
The Who changed managers to Peter Meaden. He decided that the group would be ideal to represent the growing mod movement in Britain which involved fashion, scooters and Sun Down 2 Sun Up - Kinfolkz - City Of Gold genres such as rhythm and bluessoul and beat.
Meaden was replaced as manager by two filmmakers, Kit Lambert and Chris Stamp. They were looking for a young, unsigned rock group that they could make a film about,  and had seen the band at the Railway Hotel in Wealdstonewhich had become a regular venue for them. In Juneduring a performance at the Railway, Townshend accidentally broke the head of his guitar on the low ceiling of the stage.
The following week, the audience were keen to see a repeat of the event. Moon obliged by kicking his drum kit over,  and auto-destructive art became a feature of the Who's live set. Townshend had written a song, " I Can't Explain ", that deliberately sounded like the Kinks to attract Talmy's attention. Talmy The Who - Live! the group in rehearsals and was impressed. He signed them to his production company,  and sold the recording to the US arm of Decca Recordswhich meant that the group's The Who - Live!
singles were released in Britain on Brunswick Recordsone of UK Decca's labels for US artists. Immediately on returning to Britain, Daltrey was sacked,  but was reinstated on the condition that the group became a democracy without his dominant leadership. At this time, the group enlisted Richard Cole as a roadie. The next single, " My Generation ", followed in October. 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.
The song used gimmicks such as a vocal stutter to simulate the speech of a mod on amphetaminesand two key changes. Among original material by Townshend, including the title track and " The Kids Are Alright ", the album has several James Brown covers from the session earlier that year that Daltrey favoured.
After My Generationthe Who fell out with Talmy, which meant an abrupt end to their recording contract. Townshend said he wrote the song about identity crisis, and as a parody of the Rolling Stones 's " 19th Nervous Breakdown ". It was the first The Who - Live! to feature him playing an acoustic twelve-string guitar. During "My Generation", Townshend attacked Moon with his guitar; Moon suffered a black eye and bruises, and he and Entwistle left the band, but changed their minds and rejoined a The Who - Live!
later. To alleviate financial pressure on the band, Lambert arranged a song-writing deal which required each member to write two songs for the next album. Entwistle contributed " Boris the Spider " and "Whiskey Man" and found a niche role as second songwriter.
The suite of song fragments is about a girl who has an affair while her lover is away, but is ultimately forgiven. ByReady Steady Go! The group, especially Moon, were not fond of the hippie movement, and thought their violent stage act would stand in sharp contrast to the peaceful atmosphere of the festival.
Hendrix was also on the bill, and was also going to smash his guitar on stage. Townshend verbally abused Hendrix and accused him of stealing his act,  and the pair argued about who should go on stage first, with the Who winning the argument. According to biographer Tony FletcherHendrix sounded "so much better than the Who it was embarrassing". They bonded with Moon,  who was excited to learn that cherry bombs were legal to purchase in Alabama.
Moon acquired a reputation of destroying hotel rooms while on tour,  with a particular interest in blowing up toilets. Entwistle said the first cherry bomb they tried "blew a hole in the suitcase and the chair". I never realised dynamite was so Троiста музика - Various - З народних джерел. After the Hermits tour, the Who recorded their next single, " I Can See for Miles ", which Townshend had written in but had avoided recording until he was sure it could be produced well.
The resulting detonation threw Moon off his drum riser and his arm was cut by flying cymbal shrapnel. Townshend's hair was singed and his The Who - Live! ear left ringing, and a camera and studio monitor were destroyed.
It included humorous jingles and mock commercials between songs,  a mini rock opera called "Rael", and "I Can See For Miles". We live pop art. Later that year, Lambert and Stamp formed a record label, Track Recordswith distribution by Polydor.
As well as signing Hendrix, Track became the imprint for all the Who's UK output until the mids. They continued to tour across the US and Canada during the first half of the year. By the Who had started to attract attention in the underground press. The album went through several names during recording, including Deaf Dumb and Blind Boy and Amazing Journey ; Townshend settled on Tommy  for the album about the life of a deaf, dumb and blind boy, and his attempt to communicate with others.
By the end of the year, 18 months of touring had led to a well-rehearsed and tight live band, which was evident when they performed "A Quick One While He's Away" at The Rolling Stones Rock and Roll Circus television special. The Stones considered their own performance lacklustre, and the project was never broadcast. Woodstock has been regarded as culturally significant, but the Who were critical of the event. Roadie John "Wiggie" Wolff, who arranged the band's payment, described it as "a shambles".
Bythe 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". The Who - Live! decided a live album would help demonstrate how different the sound at their gigs was to Tommyand set about listening to the hours of recordings they had accumulated.
Townshend baulked at the prospect of doing so, and demanded that all the tapes be burned. Instead, they booked two shows, one in Leeds on 14 February, and one in Hull the following day, with the intention of recording a live album.
Technical problems from the Hull gig resulted in the Leeds gig being used, which became Live at Leeds. Townshend wrote the song to commemorate the common man, as a contrast to the themes on Tommy. Tommy secured the Who's future, and made them millionaires. The group reacted in different ways—Daltrey and Entwistle lived comfortably, Townshend was embarrassed at his wealth, which Linda Prima - José María Guzmán - Todas Sus Grabaciones En Solitario y Su Ultimo Disco Junto a Cadil felt was at odds with Meher Baba's ideals, and Moon spent frivolously.
During the latter part ofTownshend plotted a follow up Tommy : Lifehousewhich was to be a multi-media project symbolising the relationship between an artist and his audience. Townshend approached the gigs with optimism; the rest of the band were just happy to be gigging again. Things deteriorated until Townshend had a nervous breakdown and abandoned Lifehouse.
Recording at the Record Plant in New York City in March was abandoned when Lambert's addiction to hard drugs interfered with his ability to produce. After touring Who's Nextand 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. Tensions began to emerge as Townshend believed Daltrey just wanted a money-making band and Daltrey thought Townshend's projects were getting pretentious.
Moon's behaviour was becoming increasingly destructive and problematic through excessive drinking and drugs use, and a desire to party and tour. He believed them to be no longer effective managers, which Townshend and Moon disputed. Bythe Who turned to recording the album Quadrophenia about mod and its subculture, set against clashes with Rockers in early s Britain.
The Quadrophenia tour started in Stoke on Trent in October  The Who - Live! was immediately beset The Who - Live! problems.
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