The Who

The Who

  • 20 Dec 14:54
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Fans of The Who and The Rolling Stones would both claim that 'their' group is the all-time greatest rock band. Both would deserve the title, and not just for longevity. The Who could additionally claim that in their heyday, they were the loudest and the most exciting of all. Arguments aside, these young Mods from West London defined the era, with some incredible timeless quality singles, and then moved into the Stadium Rock arena by becoming more ambitious, with long improvised work outs and memorable Rock Operas. Live At Leeds, Tommy and Quadrophenia are all stunning examples of an incredible quartet, each musician reaching the pinnacle of their chosen instrument; Daltrey's sensational vocals, Entwhistle's brilliantly wandering bass, Townshend's pioneering guitar acrobatics and the amazing Keith Moon, a unique drummer of anarchic technical ability. There are no more superlatives needed.

Followers: Pearl Jam, Black Sabbath, Deep Purple, U2, Led Zeppelin, Oasis, Blur

Influenced By: The Shadows, Gene Krupa, John Lee Hooker, Bo Diddley, Mose Allison, Eddie Cochran...

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