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An English Rock band The Who was formed in United Kingdome in 1964 with the original line up of Roger Daltrey, Pete Townshend, Keith Moon and John Entwistle.
Best known for their lively and energetic live performances, the band is considered as one of the greatest rock and roll bands of all times. The Rock and Roll Hall of Faming band The Who rose to its success during the period of 1960'and 1970's.
The debut album of the band came out in 1965 titled I Can't Explain'. Later The Who released a series of five studio albums, which received positive reviews and top rankings along with several top ten single hits as well.
The band earned its share of fame across the borders when one of their singles, I Can See for Miles made it to the US Top Ten in 1967. The Who rose to the top in United States as they released Tommy in 1969 followed by four other hit albums, which were Live at Leeds, Who's Next, Quadrophenia, and Who Are You.
The band lost one of its members, Keith Moon, who died in 1978. Keith Moon was the drummer of the band. After the demise of Moon the Who kept their spirit going and released two more albums, The Top Five Faces Dances and It's Hard in 1981 and 1982, respectively.
For these albums Kenney Jones took Moon's place and played the drummer of the band. It's Hard was the last album that the band released before they broke up, the following year. Even after the band's break up, band's members were still seen performing all together on special events.
The idea of putting the band together started circulating among the remaining three original members of the band in 2000, and planned to make a new album. Due to John Entwistle's death in 2002, their plans of reunion and releasing a new studio album were further delayed.
With Entwistle's demise as well, the band's original line up was down to Roger Daltrey and Pete Townshend. The Who released its first album after its reunion in 2006, titled Endless Wire.
Before forming The Who, Townshend and Entwistle were the members of the band, which can be called the predecessor of The Who, named The Confederates. The band welcomed a new member John Entwistle, after Daltrey met him on the street and asked him to be the bassist of the band.
While being influenced by American Blue and Country music, the band in its initial days was known as The Detours, with the original line up comprising of Pete Townshend, Roger Daltrey, Doug Sandom, John Entwistle and Colin Dawson, who later left the band and Roger Daltrey took his place as the lead vocalist of the band.
Keith Moon became the member of the band after Doug Sandom said good bye in 1964. The same year the name of the band was changed from The Detours to The Who.
During its initial years, the band changed its name to The High Numbers for short period of time and also released a single with that name, but due to the failure of that single the name was changed back to The Who.
One of the most notable features of The Who's live performance was their instrument smashing maneuver, which became the bands signature.
This happened accidentally for the first time during their concert in September 1964, when Townshend accidentally broke the head of his guitar and later smashed the whole instrument in to pieces.
What was started as an accident later became band's signature act during their live performances. Due to that guitar smashing maneuver, the attendance of their next concert increased and this time it was Keith Moon who sacrificed his drum kit.
After their successful performance run in 1999, the band went on the tour of United States and United Kingdom in 2000, which ended with them performing at a Charity Show.
The following year in October, The Who along with other musicians performed at The Concert for New York City. The same year the band also won a Grammy Award for Lifetime Achievement.
In 1990, The Who were honored again, as they were inducted in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Few years later, in 2005, the band was inducted in UK Music Hall of Fame as well.
Tommy, was the band's first single that was inducted in the Grammy Hall of Fame 1998, later two more singles by The Who, My Generation and Who's Next were also inducted in the Grammy Hall of Fame in 1999 and 2007, correspondingly.