“The Who” is the British rock group created in 1964. The initial structure consisted of Pete Townshend, Roger Daltrey, John Entwistle, and Keith Moon. The group got huge success due to extraordinary concert performances and it is considered both one of the most influential groups of the 60s and 70s, and one of the greatest rock groups of all times. “The Who” became famous in the homeland due to their innovative reception — dissecting of instruments on a scene after performances.
About The Who
The Source of Popularity
However, this was certainly not all. They also became famous thanks to the hit singles getting to the Top 10 since the hit “I Can’t Explain” (1965) and albums getting in Top-5 (including well-known “My Generation”). “I Can See For Miles” (1967) became the first hit single, which got in Top-10 in the USA. In 1969 there was a rock opera “Tommy”, which became the first album got in Top-5 in the USA, followed by “Live At Leeds” (1970), “Who's Next” (1971), “Quadrophenia” (1973), and “Who Are You” (1978).
Tragic Loss: Creativity goes on
In 1978, the drummer of the group Keith Moon died. After his death the group let out two more studio albums: “Face Dances” (1981) (Top-5) and “It’s Hard” (1982) (Top-10). The former drummer of “The Small Faces” Kenny Jones took the vacant place.
In 1983, the group finally broke up. After that, they reunited several times for performances on special events: the Live Aid festival in 1985, the reunion-rounds devoted to the 25th anniversary of the group and performance of "Quadrophenia" in 1995 and 1996.
In 2000, the group started discussion the possibility of recording a new album with new material. These plans were detained by the death of the bass player John Entwistle in 2002. Pete Townshend and Roger Daltry continued to act under the name “The Who”. In 2006, the new studio album under the name “Endless Wire”, which got in Top-10 both in the USA and Great Britain, was let out. This was the group’s last album