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The Timmons Brothers - “The Who: From Rock Operas to Definitive Classic Rock

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When The Who were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1990, guitarist Pete Townshend in his acceptance speech labeled the band as “both an irritant and an innovator”  for rock music. During his speech to induct The Who, Bono of U2 openly admitted The Who was their role model for a rock band and for this, “he both loved them and hated them”. Initially, known for a string of classic singles with such songs as “My Generation” and “I Can See for Miles”, they turned to concept-driven albums with the 1969 release of Tommy followed by Quadrophenia while maintaining their rock edge with live powerful, dynamic concerts and the release of Who’s Next. Other than The Beatles, there may not have been any other quartet in rock and roll where the four members (Pete Townshend, Roger Daltrey, John Entwistle, and Keith Moon) were almost known as well individually as they were known as a band. Join us as we look at The Who – The Keith Moon Years from 1964-1978.