The Who

The Who

English rock band
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The Who

The Who are an English rock band formed in London in 1964. Their classic lineup consisted of lead singer Roger Daltrey, guitarist and singer Pete Townshend, bass guitarist and singer John Entwistle, and drummer Keith Moon. They are considered one of the most influential rock bands of the 20th century and have sold over 100 million records worldwide.

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Origin
London, England_|_London, England, UK
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Genre
Rock · hard rock · power pop
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Years active
  • 1964–1982, 1989, 1996–present
  • (one-off reunions: 1985, 1988, 1990, 1991, 1994)
  • 1964–1983
  • 1989
  • 1996–present
  • (one-off reunions: 1985, 1988, 1990, 1991, 1994, 1999)
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Label
Brunswick · Reaction · Track · Polydor · Decca · Virgin · MCA · Warner Bros. · Universal Republic · Geffen · Atco
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Associated acts
  • Plastic Ono Band
  • Thunderclap Newman
  • The Small Faces
  • The Faces
  • Deep End
  • Ringo Starr and His All-Starr Band
  • The RD Crusaders
  • No Plan B
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  • Never had a Number One in the UK Singles Charts (45rpm).
  • The Who were honored by the Vh1 Rock Honors in 2008 at the the Pauley Pavilion at UCLA. The concert consisted of an hour-long performance by the band as well as tributes by Incubus Pearl Jam Foo Fighters The Flaming Lips Adam Sandler and Tenacious D An edited television broadcast of the show was aired on July 17, 2008. It included commentary from other musicians, celebrities, and The Who itself describing the band's career and impact. It is also the first program in the series to pay tribute to only one artist. Presenters included David Duchovny Sean Penn Rainn Wilson Mila Kunis and Adam Sandler who performed his own version of "Magic Bus".
  • Ranked #8 on VH1's 100 Greatest Hard Rock Artists.
  • Ranked #9 on VH1's 100 Greatest Artists of Rock & Roll.
  • Members have included Pete Townshend, Roger Daltrey, John Entwistle, Keith Moon and Kenney Jones.

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