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The Who

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  • Year:
    1990
  • Inducted by:
    U2
  • Category:
    Performers

Hall of Fame Essay

1990

Parke Puterbaugh

With the Beatles and the Rolling Stones, the Who round out a triumvirate of British bands that revolutionized rock & roll, turning it into the preeminent pop-culture art form of the past quarter century.

The members of the Who never simply played rock & roll,- they attacked it (along with their instruments), making music that was physically liberating and disarmingly literate. In their early days they were masters of the single, articulating in explosive bursts less than three minutes in length the frustrations of their generation.

The Who - Quote Image

More than any other group that ever was, The Who were our role models.

Bono (U2)

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Collection

The Who - Guitar
The Who - Guitar

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Gallery

Photography: Kevin Mazur, WireImage; Henry Diltz

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