The Who

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Decades: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Formed in Shepherd’s Bush, London, England in 1964, the Who evolved out of local youth club band the Detours. Pete Townshend (Peter Dennis Blandford Townshend, 19 May 1945, Chiswick, London, England; guitar/vocals), Roger Daltrey (b. Roger Harry Daltrey, 1 March 1944, Hammersmith, London, England; vocals) and John Entwistle (b. John Alec Entwistle, 9 October 1944, Chiswick, London, England, d. 27 June 2002, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA; bass/vocals) founded this attraction, and having jettisoned Colin Dawson (vocals) and Doug Sandom (drums), recruited Keith Moon (b. Keith John Moon, 23 August 1946, Willesden, London, England, d. 7 September 1978, London, England; drums) as a replacement for the latter.

The restructured quartet was adopted by manager/publicist Peter Meadon, who changed their name to the High Numbers, dressed them in stylish clothes and determinedly courted a mod audience. Their sole single, ‘I’m The Face’,...

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