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The Who are an English Rock Band formed in Shepherd's Bush, West London, United Kingdom, in 1964. They grew to be considered one of the greatest, most influential, and awarded recording groups in the world. They are also famed for their prowess as a Live Band--being described as "possibly the greatest live band ever"--due to their energetic, tight, loud performances and smashing of instruments. The primary lineup was: Pete Townshend (Lead Guitar, Vocals), Roger Daltrey (Lead Vocals, Harmonica, Percussion), John Entwistle (Bass, Vocals, French Horn) and Keith Moon (Drums, Occasional Vocals). The Who rose to fame in the United Kingdom with a pioneering instrument destruction stage show, as well as a series of top ten Hit Singles (including the celebrated "My Generation") and Top Five Albums, beginning in 1965 with their first Single Release "I Can't Explain". They First Hit the Top Ten in the USA in 1967 with "I Can See for Miles". The 1969 release of Tommy was the first in a series of Top Five Albums for the group in the USA, followed by Live at Leeds (1970), Who's Next (1971), Quadrophenia (1973), and Who Are You (1978). Live at Leeds is commonly cited as one of the albums that brought Hard Rock into the mainstream during the early 1970s. A mere three weeks after the release of Who Are You, Keith Moon passed away from an overdose on 7 September 1978. Kenney Jones of Small Faces/Faces took over on drums after Moon's death. The band would release two more studio albums: the top five Face Dances (1981) and the top ten It's Hard (1982), before officially disbanding in 1983. They reformed on several occasions to perform at special events such as Live Aid and for reunion tours such as their 25th anniversary tour in 1989, and the Quadrophenia revival tours of 1996 and 1997. In 2000, the three surviving original members began to discuss the possibility of recording an album of new material. These plans were delayed following the death of John Entwistle in 2002 from a cocaine-induced heart attack. However, subsequent to this, Pino Palladino became their touring bass player. Pete Townshend and Roger Daltrey continue to perform and record as The Who; their latest studio album, Endless Wire (2006), reached the top ten in the USA and UK. Glastonbury Festival (2015) On May 6th, 2015, the band announced that they would be Glastonbury Festival's final headliner, closing the event on Sunday, June 28th 2015. Roger Daltery said they would close the event "with a bang". Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply.

Tracks We Played

Love, Reign O'er Me

Quadrophenia
Last Played on August 29, 2015 11:37am

Love Ain't For Keeping

Who's Next
Last Played on May 28, 2015 8:05am

Baba O'Riley

Who['s Next
Last Played on March 26, 2015 1:43am

My Generation

My Generation
Last Played on February 26, 2015 4:26pm

Slip Kid

Who By Numbers
Last Played on January 17, 2015 12:50pm

The Kids Are Alright

My Generation
Last Played on September 12, 2014 1:54am

Magic Bus

Last Played on August 23, 2014 11:36am

Going Mobile

Who's Next
Last Played on July 14, 2014 1:47am

Join Together

Last Played on June 15, 2014 12:55am

I Can See For Miles

The Who Sell Out
Last Played on June 13, 2014 5:27pm

Won't Get Fooled Again

Who's Next
Last Played on April 13, 2014 4:00pm

Bargain

Who's Next
Last Played on March 04, 2014 5:56am

Eminence Front

It's Hard
Last Played on February 08, 2014 12:48am

Athena

Its Hard

My Wife

Whos Next

ONE AT A TIME

It's Hard

ONE AT A TIME

It's Hard

I CAN SEE FOR MILES

The Who Sell Out

Love, Reign O'er Me

I CAN SEE FOR MILES

The Who Sell Out

LOVE REIGN O'ER ME

Quadrophenia