THE WHO

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Date Of Origin: 1964
Date Of Break up: 1982

Background Information:
The Who are an english rock band formed in 1964 by Roger Daltery. They were signed by many UK and US labels such as:
UK Labels:
Brunswick, Reaction, Track Polydor.
US Labels:
Decca, MCA, Warner Brothers, Universal Republic.

History:
1944: 1 March – Roger Harry Daltrey born in Shepherds Bush, London.
9 October – John Alec Entwistle born in Chiswick, London.
1945: 19 May – Peter Dennis Blandford Townshend born in Chiswick, London.
1946: 23 August – Keith John Moon born in Wembley, Middlesex.
1964: The Detours change their name to The Who.
Peter Meaden becomes the groups’ publicist and changes The Who's name to The High Numbers.
1966: The Who did a UK concert tour.
1968: The Who undertake their first headlining US tour.
1969: The Who's tour of European Opera Houses open at the London Coliseum.
1971: The Who open their biggest US tour to date with two shows at the New York Forest Hills Tennis Stadium.
1972: The who perform in Paris at the Fete de l' Humanite before 400,000 people, their biggest ever audience.
1973: The Who perform four London shows at the Edmonton Sundown.
1974: The Who plat at Charlton football ground, south east London.
1975: The Who By Numbers realeased.
1977: The Who play one show at Kilburn State Theatre.
1979: The Who headline their own show at Wembley Stadium, their biggest ever UK appearance.
1982: The Who play their full concerts in the UK for eight years at Birmingham National Exhibiton Centre.