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The Who


1944

Roger Daltrey was born.

1944

John Entwistle was born.

1945

Pete Townshend was born.

1946

Keith Moon was born.

1965

The Who release “My Generation.”

1967

The Who hit #9 with “I Can See For Miles”.

1968

The Yardbirds break up, guitarist Jimmy Page forms the New Yardbirds and changes the group’s name to Led Zeppelin, allegedly on the advice of the Who’s Keith Moon.

1968

The Rolling Stones film the ‘Rock and Roll Circus’, with guests Eric Clapton, John Lennon, Jethro Tull and the Who.

1969

‘Tommy’, the Who’s rock opera, hits #2 in the UK and #4 in the US.

1969

Woodstock Music and Art Fair is held on the weekend of August 15-17 in the tiny town of Bethel in upstate New York. An estimated crowd of 450,000 attended the event, which featured everyone from Jimi Hendrix and Joe Cocker, to Arlo Guthrie, the Jefferson Airplane, the Who, Janis Joplin, Sly and the Family Stone, Ravi Shankar and Country Joe McDonald.

1970

The Who hits #12 in the US with “See Me, Feel Me” from ‘Tommy’.

1973

The Who hits #2 with ‘Quadrophenia’.

1973

The Who hit #76 in the US with “Love Reign O’er Me” from their rock opera ‘Quadrophenia’.

1978

Keith Moon of the Who dies of an overdose of the drug prescribed to control his alcoholism.

1978

The Who hit #14 with “Who Are You”.

1981

The Who hit #18 with “You Better You Bet”

1982

Pete Townshend, Stevie Nicks, Mick Jagger, Adam Ant, Pat Benatar, the Police and David Bowie kick off the “I Want My MTV” advertising campaign.

1982

The Who hits #28 with “Athena”.

1990

The Who are inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

2002

John Entwistle of the Who dies of a heart attack in Las Vegas, NV.

The Who