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biography

Formed London, 1964; disbanded 1983; re-formed for Live Aid in 1985 and sporadically since.

Somewhere between The Stones and The Beatles came The Who. Aggressive and energetic, defiantly London and working-class, they were threatening enough to frighten the 60s establishment while matching the Fabs for cheekiness, if not charm. Their penchant for loutish behaviour and violence both on and off stage made them notorious, and catapulted them to fame. Yet their slot in rock history rests not just on playing the finest British R&B of the era, but on the more dubious grounds of introducing that enduring turkey, the rock opera. [read more...]

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  • Who's Next [ORIGINAL RECORDING REMASTERED] -- The Who; Audio CD
  • Live At Leeds [Remaster] [LIVE] -- The Who; Audio CD
  • My Generation: The Very Best Of The Who -- The Who; Audio CD
  • U.S. Releases:

    BBC Sessions [LIVE] ~ The Who
    Original Release Date: 2000
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    20th Century Masters: The Best Of The Who (Millennium Collection) [ORIGINAL RECORDING REMASTERED] ~ The Who
    20th Century Masters: The Millennium Collection (Series)
    Original Release Date: 1999
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    Live At The Isle Of Wight Festival 1970 [LIVE] ~ The Who
    Original Release Date: 1996
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    My Generation: The Very Best Of The Who ~ The Who
    Original Release Date: 1996
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    30 Years Of Maximum R&B [BOX SET] ~ The Who
    Original Release Date: 1994
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    The Who's Tommy: Original Cast Recording - Highlights (1992 Broadway Revival) [CAST RECORDING] ~ Tommy (Related Recordings)
    The Who
    Original Release Date: 1994
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    Talkin' 'Bout Their Generation (Interview Picture Disc) ~ The Who
    Baktabak Interview (Series)
    Original Release Date: 1993
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    The Who's Tommy: Original Cast Recording (1992 Broadway Revival) [CAST RECORDING] ~ Tommy (Related Recordings)
    The Who
    Original Release Date: 1993
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    Face Dances [Remaster] ~ The Who
    Original Release Date: 1981
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    The Kids Are Alright (Sdtk) ~ The Who
    Original Release Date: 1979
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    Who Are You [ORIGINAL RECORDING REMASTERED] ~ The Who
    Original Release Date: 1978
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    The Who By Numbers [Remaster] ~ The Who
    Original Release Date: 1975
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    Quadrophenia [ORIGINAL RECORDING REMASTERED] ~ The Who
    Original Release Date: 1973
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    Who's Next [ORIGINAL RECORDING REMASTERED] ~ The Who
    Original Release Date: 1971
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    Who's Next [GOLD CD] ~ The Who
    Original Release Date: 1971
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    Live At Leeds [Remaster] [LIVE] ~ The Who
    Original Release Date: 1970
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    Tommy (1969 Original Concept Album) ~ The Who
    Tommy (Related Recordings)
    Original Release Date: 1969
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    The Who Sell Out [Remaster] ~ The Who
    Original Release Date: 1967
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    The Who Sings My Generation ~ The Who
    Original Release Date: 1966
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    A Quick One [Remaster] ~ The Who
    Original Release Date: 1966
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    Odds & Sods [ORIGINAL RECORDING REMASTERED] ~ The Who
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    It's Hard ~ The Who
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    It's Hard [Remaster] ~ The Who
    Original Release Date: 1982
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    Odds And Sods [Remaster] ~ The Who
    Original Release Date: 1974
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    Imports:

    Magic Bus - The Who On Tour [IMPORT] ~ The Who
    Original Release Date: 1968
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    The Who [IMPORT] ~ The Who
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    Sell Out [IMPORT] ~ The Who
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    BBC Sessions [IMPORT] [EXTRA TRACKS] [LIVE] ~ The Who
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    Face Dances (+5 Bonus Tracks) [IMPORT] ~ The Who
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    Tommy (1975 Film) [IMPORT] [SOUNDTRACK] ~ The Who
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