The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame + Museum

The Who

Inducted at: The 1990 Induction Ceremony
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Exhibit(s): The Who
Induction category: Performer


From Mod-era “maximum R&B” to concept albums, rock operas and definitive classic rock tracks, the Who have reigned as one of rock’s most powerful, energetic and literate rock bands. At their best, they’ve distilled the pent-up energy and chaos of rock and roll into its purest form while investing their songs with lyrical depth and visionary insight. In their prime, they were a unit whose individual personalities fused into a larger-than-life whole. Pete Townshend provided the slashing guitar work and wrote much of the material. Vocalist Roger Daltrey injected the songs with expressive muscularity and passion. Bassist John Entwistle anchored ...

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