Monday, April 18, 2011

The Who - My generation

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=594WLzzb3JI

I want to share with you about Who?
Even if you not fan of rock, you should listen some music from Who.
Look what are they doing on the stage.

Who - biography

"The Who were one of the great rock bands of the 1960s and 1970s. In its glory years the group consisted of guitarist and main songwriter Pete Townshend (b. 19 May 1945), singer Roger Daltrey (b. 1 March 1944), bassist John Entwistle (b. 9 October 1944, d. 27 June 2002) and drummer Keith Moon (b. 23 August 1946, d. 7 September 1978). Early on the group was part of the "Mod" movement, playing R&B music in stylized tailored suits, before morphing into an unruly proto-punk band famous for smashing its instruments at the end of live performances. This period is epitomized by the oft-mentioned lyric "Hope I die before I get old" in the band's 1965 tune "My Generation." Eventually The Who graduated into high-minded and inventive rock, rising in fame alongside fellow Brit superbands The Beatles and The Rolling Stones and playing at Woodstock in 1969. Daltry was a blonde-maned and bare-chested lead singer, Townshend an energetic dervish on guitar. Moon became one of rock-and-roll's great flameouts, famous for his savage drumming and whimsically mad offstage life until his sudden death at age 32. Burly bassist Entwistle anchored the group, standing stoically alongside Townshend's leaps and windmills. The band continued on after the deaths of Moon and later Entwistle, touring and recording into the 21st century. Their many albums include My Generation (1965), The Who Sell Out (1969, including the single "I Can See for Miles"), the groundbreaking rock opera Tommy (1969, with the single "Pinball Wizard"), the landmark Live at Leeds (1970), Who's Next (1971, with the singles "Baba O'Reilly" and "Won't Get Fooled Again"), Who Are You (1978), and It's Hard (1982). The 1973 concept album Quadrophenia was the basis for a 1979 movie. A 1979 documentary of the band, The Kids Are Alright, was titled after their 1965 single of that name. The Who were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1990. Their first studio album in almost 25 years, Endless Wire, was released in 2006.

Singer Colin Dawson and drummer Doug Sandom were early members of the band, but departed before the group became famous... Moon died of an overdose of of the prescription drug Heminevrin, a drug intended to control alcoholism. By coincidence, he died in the same apartment where Mama Cass Elliot had died in 1974... Moon was succeeded by drummer Kenny Jones and later by Zak Starkey, son of Beatles drummer Ringo Starr... Entwhistle was succeeded by bassist Pino Paladino... 11 fans were crushed to death on 3 December 1979 while rushing to get seats at a The Who concert in Cincinnati, Ohio... Some sources list Moon's birth year as 1947; though Moon himself often claimed 1947, the correct year seems to be 1946."

42 comments:

  1. Obligatory: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RY7_ZwgoeJM

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  2. The Who, one of my favorite bands of all time!

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  3. The who, yeah they pretty much dissapearm, now music is filed with crap.

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  4. Thanks for the post, i learnt a lot about one of my top bands

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  5. You're always discussing them as 'Who', when really they're 'The Who'.

    Anyway, saw them live in 2007 or something, was really good! One of the only old rock I know really good, along with Pink Floyd!

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  6. love the who, such a great band with such great music. good post it was a nice read and im definitely following

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  7. The who is such a legenday band. i think they were one of the bands which changed the rock landscape for me.

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  8. The who, great band. Might do a blog on them.

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  9. yea they're a good band, following...

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  10. The Who are f*&king masterful - Awesome, awesome group - Revolutionary - Must listen for everyone.

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  11. I like the who, but not as much as other famous bands around their time.

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  12. The Who is immortal. They will be good till the end of time.

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  13. Entwistle is the greatest bass player of all time. Of all time!

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  14. the who is pretty legit.

    props

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  15. Are The Who in any way related to Dr. Who? Just kidding.

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  16. it should be:
    The Who were the greatest rock band of the 1960s and 1970s!

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  17. the Who is a rather mysterious bunch.

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  18. I dont believe i never heard this band before ...

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  19. WHY DO WE CALL THEM WHO IF WE KNOW WHO THEY ARE?

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  20. i never really liked the who, but a lot of my friends do so i've wound up hearing a few songs one way or another.

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  21. just like MJ, my friends and i felt it when DIO left the world

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  22. Yes! Yes! Some good old-school music! Well... almost old-school music sounds nice, not like modern "music"

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  23. I'll admit, they aren't a band I like to listen to, but I can appreciate how progressive their music was. Also, Tommy is an amazing movie/soundtrack

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  24. Eh, not a fan but they're still good.

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