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Larry Warner (The Whoopee Man)

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Pete Townshend - 100% match to The Who

Genres: Pop / Rock World Music
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Peter Dennis Blandford Townshend, 19 May 1945, Chiswick, London, England, the son of singer Betty Dennis and respected saxophonist Cliff Townshend. Having served his apprenticeship playing banjo in a dixieland jazz band, Pete joined the Detours as rhythm guitarist. This local attraction, which also featured Roger Daltrey and John Entwistle, was a vital stepping-stone to the Read more

Rolling Stones - 62% match to The Who

Genres: Music Theme Pop / Rock
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The Rolling Stones - 62% match to The Who

Genres: Blues Documentaries Music Theme Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock Pop-Culture World Music
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Originally billed as the Rollin’ Stones, the first line-up of this immemorial English 60s unit was a nucleus of Mick Jagger (Michael Philip Jagger, 26 July 1943, Dartford, Kent, England; vocals), Keith Richards (b. 18 December 1943, Dartford, Kent, England; guitar), Brian Jones (b. Lewis Brian Hopkin-Jones, 28 February 1942, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, England, d. 3 Ju Read more

Roger Daltrey - 61% match to The Who

Genres: Pop / Rock Soundtracks
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Roger Harry Daltrey, 1 March 1944, Hammersmith, London, England. Best-known as vocalist with the Who, Daltrey began his solo career in 1973. His debut album was produced by former pop singer Adam Faith and comprised several songs written by management protégé Leo Sayer. ‘Giving It All Away’ reached the UK Top 5 but although ‘I’m Free’, Read more

The Kinks - 59% match to The Who

Genres: Holiday & Seasonal Music & Radio Music Theme Pop / Rock World Music
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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It is ironic that one of Britain’s most enduring and respected band spawned from the beat boom of the early 60s, received, for the best part of two decades, success, adulation and financial reward in the USA. This most ‘English’ institution was able to fill stadiums in any part of the USA, while in Britain, a few thousand devotees watched their heroes perform in Read more

Cream - 44% match to The Who

Genres: Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Probably the most famous trio in the history of rock music, Cream comprised Jack Bruce (John Symon Asher, 14 May 1943, Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland; bass/vocals), Eric Clapton (b. Eric Patrick Clapp, 30 March 1945, Ripley, Surrey, England; guitar) and Ginger Baker (b. Peter Baker, 19 August 1939, Lewisham, London, England; drums). In their two and a half years together, Cr Read more

The Yardbirds - 44% match to The Who

Genres: Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock World Music
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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This pivotal UK R&B outfit was formed in London in 1963 when Keith Relf (22 March 1943, Richmond, Surrey, England, d. 14 May 1976; vocals, harmonica) and Paul Samwell-Smith (b. 8 May 1943, Richmond, Surrey, England; bass), both members of semi-acoustic act the Metropolis Blues Quartet, joined forces with Chris Dreja (b. 11 November 1944, Surbiton, Surrey, England; rhythm Read more

Led Zeppelin - 42% match to The Who

Genres: Blues Documentaries Folk Music & Radio Music Theme Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock Spoken Word World Music
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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This pivotal heavy rock quartet was formed in September 1968 by British guitarist Jimmy Page (James Patrick Page, 9 January 1944, Heston, Middlesex, England) following the demise of his former band, the Yardbirds. John Paul Jones (b. John Baldwin, 3 January 1946, Sidcup, Kent, England; bass/keyboards), a respected arranger and session musician, replaced original member Chris Read more

John Entwistle - 40% match to The Who

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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John Alec Entwistle, 9 October 1944, Chiswick, London, England, d. 27 June 2002, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA. As bass player (and occasional French horn player) in the Who, Entwistle provided the necessary bedrock to the band’s individual sound. His immobile features and rigid stage manner provided the foil to his colleagues’ impulsive pyrotechnics, yet paradoxically it Read more

Small Faces - 35% match to The Who

Genres: Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock World Music
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Formed in London during 1965, this mod-influenced group initially comprised Steve Marriott (30 January 1947, London, England, d. 20 April 1991, Essex, England; vocals, guitar), Ronnie Lane aka ‘Plonk’ (b. Ronald Frederick, Lane, 1 April 1946, Plaistow, London, England, d. 4 June 1997, Trinidad, Colorado, USA; bass/vocals), Jimmy Winston (b. James Langwith, 20 April Read more

The Small Faces - 35% match to The Who

Genres: Pop / Rock
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Traffic - 35% match to The Who

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1990s 2000s
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Formed in 1967, this stellar UK rock band comprised Steve Winwood (Stephen Lawrence Winwood, 12 May 1948, Birmingham, Warwickshire, England; keyboards, guitar, bass, vocals), Chris Wood (b. Christopher Gordon Blandford Wood, 24 June 1944, Birmingham, Warwickshire, England, d. 12 July 1983, Birmingham, England; saxophone/flute, ex-Locomotive), Jim Capaldi (b. Nicola James Ca Read more

George Harrison - 33% match to The Who

Genres: Documentaries Jazz Pop / Rock Spoken Word
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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25 February 1943, Liverpool, Merseyside, England, d. 29 November 2001, Los Angeles, California, USA. As the youngest member of the Beatles, Harrison was constantly overshadowed by John Lennon and Paul McCartney. Although ‘Don’t Bother Me’ (With The Beatles), ‘I Need You’ (Help!) and ‘If I Needed Someone’ (Rubber Soul) revealed a considerabl Read more

The Beatles - 33% match to The Who

Genres: Classical Documentaries Easy Listening Music & Radio Music Theme Musicals & The Arts Pop / Rock R&B / Soul Spoken Word Television World Music
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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The origin of the phenomenon that became the Beatles can be traced to 1957 when Paul McCartney (James Paul McCartney, 18 June 1942, Liverpool, Lancashire, England) successfully auditioned at a church fête in Woolton, Liverpool, for the guitarist’s position in the Quarry Men, a skiffle group led by John Lennon (b. John Winston Lennon, 9 October 1940, Liverpool, L Read more


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