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The Who

The Who are an English rock band that formed in 1964. Their classic line-up consisted of lead singer Roger Daltrey, guitarist and singer Pete Townshend, bass guitarist John Entwistle, and drummer Keith Moon. They are considered one of the most influential rock bands of the 20th century, selling over 100 million records worldwide and holding a reputation for their live shows and studio work.

The Who's major contributions to rock music include the development of the Marshall stack, large PA systems, use 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 rock, punk rock and mod bands, and their songs still receive regular exposure. The group have been regarded primarily as a rock band, yet have taken influence from several other styles of music during their career.

From the early 1970s, the band's sound included synthesizers, particularly on Who's Next and Quadrophenia. Although groups had used synthesizers before, the Who were one of the first to integrate the sound into a basic rock structure. Throughout their careers, the members of the Who have said their live sound has never been captured as they wished on record. Live gigs and the audience have always been important to the group.

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Who, The (WH001JF)

The Who

This picture of Roger Daltrey became my first cover image for Melody Maker. I was 19 at the time and still a student so I was thrilled.

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Who, The (WH001RS)

The Who

The Who (Roger Daltrey, Pete Townshend, John Entwistle and Keith Moon)

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Pete Townshend (WH001BW)

Pete Townshend

Pete Townshend, from The Who, in Soho, London in 1970

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Backstage at the video shoot for the hit single 'You'll See' shot in Spain, October 1995

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Photo shoot of the fab four taken at Sheriff Road, London in 1965

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Jeff Buckley performing onstage at Bunjees Club, London in March 1994

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Part of a cover shoot for Q Magazine shot backstage at The Point Dublin in March 1996 before the gig.

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The Beatles having fun at Cliveden House whilst taking a break from filming the comedy, Help in May 1965.

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Iconic photo of John Lennon with a flower in his eye, fondly known as 'Adoration'.

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