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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 (WH004BW)

The Who

John Entwhistle & Pete Townshend from The Who recording overdubbing in London in 1968

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Jill Furmanovsky photograph of Roger Daltrey during the rock opera performance of 'Tommy' in 1972.

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Who, The (WH001MOHO)

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Limited edition of Morgan Howell's original painting of the cover of The Who's 'My Generation' vinyl single

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The Who

The Who (Roger Daltrey, Pete Townshend, John Entwistle and Keith Moon) onstage at the Marquee Club, London in 1967

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The Who

The Who's guitarist Pete Townshend in London in 1968

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The Who
, Rainbow Theatre, London 1971

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The Who

The Who at the Melody Maker Awards in London in 1969

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The Who

Keith Moon from The Who playing the drums in London in 1968

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Pete Townshend

'Southall Kids are Innocent'

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Pete Townshend

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

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Pete Townshend from the Who at his flat near Victoria Station in London in 1968.

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Roger Daltery & Pete Townshend of The Who live at the Desert Trip Festival, Indio, California in October 2016

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Pete Townshend onstage with The Who live at Desert Trip Festival, Indio, California in October 2016

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The Who

Pete Townshend throws his guitar live whilst The Who perform at Madison Square Gardens in the US, 1979.

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Shooting promotional films for the singles Rain & Paperback Writer at Chiswick Park Gardens in May 1966

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