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40 Years Ago: The Who Release ‘Quadrophenia’

The rock world got a pretty good taste of Pete Townshend's songwriting ambitions in 1969 with the Who's 'Tommy,' one of the more fully realized concept albums of the era. But as it turned out, Townshend was just getting warmed up.

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The Who Will Retire From the Road After 50th Anniversary Shows

The Who have announced that they will quit touring -- this time for good -- after they play a series of 50th-anniversary shows in 2015.

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Roger Daltrey Says Keith Moon Wouldn’t Want to Be an ‘Old Man’

Legendary Who drummer Keith Moon passed away more than 35 years ago, but he's still never far from Roger Daltrey's thoughts.

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John Entwistle’s Car Headed for Auction

Listen up, Who fans -- it isn't every day you have the chance to buy a car once owned by the Ox.

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35 Years Ago: The Who Release ‘Who Are You’

The final album by the Who's original lineup was a product of its time. Released three years after its predecessor, 'The Who by Numbers' (which indeed sounded like the band on autopilot at times), 1978's 'Who Are You' had a lot to contend with, like punk rock, electronics insurgence and perhaps most importantly, a songwriter who seemed to be growing out of his band.

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Roger Daltrey Tells Howard Stern About the Time He Knocked Out Pete Townshend

Roger Daltrey set the record straight about the time he knocked out Pete Townshend today. The Who singer told Howard Stern, on his radio program and TV show, that the story, which Townshend told a couple of years ago, is indeed true.

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10 Years Ago: Pete Townshend Cleared On Child Porn Charges

Following a four-month investigation, Who guitarist Pete Townshend was cleared of charges related to child pornography on May 7, 2003, after examination of his computers equipment proved there had been no downloaded images of child porn.

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The Who Wrap ‘Quadrophenia’ Tour With London Benefit Show

After nearly a year, the Who's 'Quadrophenia and More' tour is entering its final leg, with a run of European dates set to conclude on July 8 in London.

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Top 10 Who Songs

Like many of their contemporaries, the Who adapted to the constantly evolving '60s music scene by expanding their scope and sound. They just did it better than almost everyone else. They started off combining Pete Townshend's guitar-powere

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Roger Daltrey Announced as Patron of Brighton Institute of Modern Music

He already had one of the most famous voices on the planet and a Commander's rank in the Order of the British Empire, and now Who vocalist Roger Daltrey can add "first-ever patron of the Brighton Institute of Modern Music" to his list of distinguished achievements.

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Pete Townshend Speaks of the ‘Hatred’ in the Who’s Early Days

So much of the Who's creative tension was the result of the fact that its members didn't particularly like each other. None of that is really any secret, but in a new interview, guitarist Pete Townshend discussed how they managed to work together despite all the animosity.

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The Who’s Pete Townshend Apologizes To Seven-Year Old

The Who's Pete Townshend has apologized for his onstage behavior in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, where he mouthed an obscenity at a man who attended the show with his young daughter.

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