Biography

The legendary rock-band The Who was formed in 1964 in the capital of England and it is considered to be one of the most innovative bands of the sixties and seventies. Also The Who found their place in the list of the Greatest Bands Of All Times due to their hits, which became classical nowadays and the onstage behavior: The Who were the first ones to start crashing the instruments after the show. Initially, Pete accidentally broke his guitar during the concert, and at the following gig the fans asked him to repeat the trick. Then the drum set was broke as well. Thus, the audience was greatly satisfied.

In 1965 The Who released their debut studio work titled My Generation. That record became the real legend, and in 2004 the musical magazine Q put it to the eighteenth place in the list of 50 Greatest British Albums Of All Times. In 1966 the rockers issued the second album A Quick One and began touring in the US, crashing the equipment at the shows. The Americans liked such kind of attitude, and the riotous British quartet gained popularity in no time. In 1967The Who Sell Out was released, which is considered to be one of the band’s best works and it was followed by the record Tommy (1969). After The Who performed at the famous Woodstock festival in 1969 they achieved the international recognition.

In 1971 the band issued the record Who’s Next, which included such strong compositions as Baba O'Riley and Won't Get Fooled Again: the latter was played as the final song at the quartet’s shows. Two years later the conceptual album Quadrophenia (1973) was released. It told the story about a person, whose lifestyle split his mind into four elements. Thus, every member of The Who represented one part of that person’s mind. Quadrophenia turned out to be not only interesting, but also the successful album: in Great Britain it was certified Gold and in the US it was certified Platinum. The next studio workThe Who By Numbers (1975) was a bit gloomy, which is connected with Pete’s personal life experience. That also influenced the sound: the musicians did not use the synthesizers and method of overdubs. However the album was critically acclaimed and the fans also enjoyed that work.

In 1978 the album Who Are You was released and later it was certified double Platinum in the USA and Gold in Great Britain. In 1981 The Who issued the studio attempt titled Face Dances, and numerous musical critics entitled it the band’s best work since Quadrophenia (1973). In 1982 the long play It's Hard appeared, and the following year Pete declared that The Who was disbanded. After that the members of the quartet were busy with various solo projects, but in the new millennium The Who reunited and pleased their fans: they recorded the long-awaited album Endless Wire in 2006. The band’s fans had been waiting for that work for twenty four years, and Endless Wire turned out to be extremely strong: the musicians created it in the best traditions of The Who, one of the greatest рок-bands of all the times. Moreover, the wonderful compilation album titled Greatest Hits appeared in 2009, and in 2010 all the lovers of live sound and convert atmosphere were pleased with the record Greatest Hits Live.

Studio Albums

The Who, Who's Next (Deluxe Edition) mp3Who's Next (Deluxe Edition)
2014
  • Art Rock
  • Hard Rock
The Who, Endless Wire mp3Endless Wire
A quarter-century period of inactivity of The Who is finally over. The reunion of the band's reminders was crowned with their 15th album named Endless Wire. The musicians have managed to retain both the air and the style in many respects
2006
  • Rock
The Who, The Who by Numbers mp3The Who by Numbers
1996
  • Pop/Rock
  • Rock
The Who, Tommy mp3Tommy
1996
  • Progressive Rock
  • Rock
  • Rock Opera
The Who, A Quick One mp3A Quick One
1995
  • Freakbeat
  • Rock
  • Rock Opera
The Who, The Who Sell Out mp3The Who Sell Out
1995
  • Freakbeat
  • Pop/Rock
  • Psychedelic Rock
  • Rock
The Who, Face Dances mp3Face Dances
1981
  • Rock
The Who, Who Are You mp3Who Are You
1978
  • Hard Rock
  • Pop/Rock
  • Rock
The Who, Quadrophenia mp3Quadrophenia
1973
  • Hard Rock
  • Rock
  • Rock Opera
The Who, Happy Jack mp3Happy Jack
1967
  • Rock
  • Freakbeat
  • Rock Opera
The Who, My Generation mp3My Generation
1966
  • Beat Music
  • Garage Rock
  • Proto-Punk
  • Rock

Compilation albums

The Who, Then and Now mp3Then and Now
2004
  • Hard Rock
  • Rock
The Who, Odds and Sods mp3Odds and Sods
1998
  • Hard Rock
  • Rock
The Who, Two's Missing mp3Two's Missing
1987
  • Beat Music
  • Blues Rock
  • Freakbeat
  • Hard Rock
  • Pop/Rock
  • Proto-Punk
  • Psychedelic Pop
  • Psychedelic Pop
  • Psychedelic Rock
  • Rock
  • Rock Opera
  • Symphonic Rock
The Who, Meaty Beaty Big and Bouncy mp3Meaty Beaty Big and Bouncy
1971
  • Freakbeat
  • Hard Rock
  • Psychedelic Rock
  • Rock

Lives

The Who, Live in Hyde Park mp3Live in Hyde Park
2015
  • Hard Rock
The Who, Live at Hull 1970 mp3Live at Hull 1970
2012
  • Hard Rock
The Who, Live From Toronto mp3Live From Toronto
2006
  • Hard Rock
The Who, Live at Leeds mp3Live at Leeds
2001
  • Blues Rock
  • Hard Rock
  • Rock
The Who, BBC Sessions mp3BBC Sessions
2000
  • Hard Rock
  • Rock
The Who, Who's Last mp3Who's Last
1984
  • Hard Rock

Soundtracks

The Who, The Kids Are Alright mp3The Kids Are Alright
1979
  • Hard Rock
  • Freakbeat
  • Pop Rock
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