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Pete Townshend - 100% match to The Who

Genres: Pop / Rock
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

John Entwistle - 46% 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

The Kinks - 45% match to The Who

Genres: 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

The Rolling Stones - 39% match to The Who

Genres: Blues Documentaries Music Theme Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock 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

Cream - 34% match to The Who

Genres: Blues 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

Led Zeppelin - 29% match to The Who

Genres: Blues Documentaries Folk Music & Radio 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

The Yardbirds - 28% 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

Roger Daltrey - 27% 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 Jam - 25% match to The Who

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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This highly successful late 70s and early 80s UK band comprised Paul Weller (25 May 1958, Woking, Surrey, England; vocals/guitar), Bruce Foxton (b. 1 September 1955, Woking, Surrey, England; bass/vocals) and Rick Buckler (b. Paul Richard Buckler, 6 December 1955, Woking, Surrey, England; drums). After gigging consistently throughout 1976, the band signed to Polydor Records e Read more

The Monkees - 21% match to The Who

Genres: Easy Listening Pop / Rock Television
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Inspired by the burgeoning pop phenomena and armed with an advance from Columbia’s Screen Gems subsidiary, US television producers Bob Rafelson and Bert Schneider began auditions for a show about a struggling pop band in 1965. When extant acts, including the Lovin’ Spoonful, proved inappropriate, an advertisement in the Daily Variety solicited 437 applications, includ Read more

Yes - 21% match to The Who

Genres: Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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During the progressive music boom of the early 70s, Yes were rivalled only by Emerson Lake And Palmer and Genesis for a brand of classical-laced rock that was initially refreshing and innovative. They evolved into a huge stadium attraction and enjoyed phenomenal success until punk and new wave came along in 1977 and swept them aside. After regrouping in the 80s, the band weathe Read more

Jethro Tull - 20% match to The Who

Genres: Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Jethro Tull was formed in Luton, England, in 1967 when Ian Anderson (10 August 1947, Dunfermline, Fife, Scotland; vocals, flute, piano) and Glenn Cornick (b. 23 April 1947, Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria, England; bass), members of a visiting Blackpool blues group, John Evan’s Smash, became acquainted with Mick Abrahams (b. 7 April 1943, Luton, Bedfordshire, England; guitar Read more

The Beatles - 20% match to The Who

Genres: Blues Classical Documentaries Easy Listening Holiday & Seasonal Music Theme Musicals & The Arts Pop / Rock Pop-Culture 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

The Clash - 20% match to The Who

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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The Clash at first tucked in snugly behind punk’s loudest noise, the Sex Pistols (whom they supported on ‘the Anarchy tour’), but later became a much more consistent and intriguing force as possibly the greatest rock ‘n’ roll band of the late 70s and early 80s. Guitarist Mick Jones (Michael Geoffrey Jones, 26 June 1955, Brixton, London, England) had Read more

George Harrison - 19% match to The Who

Genres: Documentaries Instrumental Pop / Rock
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


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