What a band!!
The Who started life as a Mod Beat group in the early sixties with the heavy riffed and highly original ‘I Can’t Explain’. For a number of years they were largely a singles act with a series of diverse and distinctive numbers that headed into the psychedelic market as well as developing an explosive stage act which featured the auto-destruction of equipment and sometimes each other.
As the sixties culminated in the development of the youth counter-culture the Who were one of the bands who made the transition into the Hippie culture and scored hugely with the Rock Opera ‘Tommy’. They weren’t the first Rock outfit to do a Rock Opera – The Pretty Things had that distinction with their SF Sorrow. By this time the Who had established themselves as the most exciting act on the circuit. Their antics were on everyone’s lips. They had it all.
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