|Rock & Roll Hall of Famer|
Inducted in: 1990
Inducted by: U2
Nominated in: 1990
First Eligible: 1990 Ceremony
Inducted Members: Roger Daltrey, John Entwistle, Keith Moon and Pete Townshend
Inducted into Rock Hall Revisited in 1990 (ranked #14) .
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The Who are one of the best bands ever. They are alot like Led Zeppelin, but in some ways better. Roger Daltrey had one of the most powerful voices in rock music, Keith Moon was an insane drummer, John Entwistle was an extremely gifted bassist, and Pete Townshend was a good guitarist, (but not as good as Jimmy Page)and a great songwriter
Posted by Zach Tankersley on Wednesday, 01.23.08 @ 14:29pm
Zach you got it backwards. Zeppelin was a lot like The Who. The Who was around long before Zeppelin got started. I think Townshend wasn't happy that Zeppelin came around. However I feel that the bands were really not alike. Zep was more blues based.
Posted by Barry on Saturday, 05.24.08 @ 19:13pm
As a matter of fact, Townshend actually once (in the "History of Rock 'n' Roll" documentary series) stated that he never liked a single thing Zeppelin ever done (funnily enough that didn't surprise me at all), possibly because they were so much bigger than The Who in many ways, although he was friends with them and liked them all personally. I guess he didn't like their cock-rock style which was the main difference between those two bands. I mean, The Who never did songs like "Whola Lotta Love", neither they did medieval-styled Tolkien-inspired epics such as "Stairway to Heaven", but rather songs about angry young men in search of themselves (such as Townshend himself was).
Posted by denyo on Friday, 09.19.08 @ 18:22pm
Top 5 Songs:
Posted by Who's Next on Friday, 10.10.08 @ 22:35pm
The Who were honored along with several others last night by the Kennedy Center. Now I am not saying they are the last word in anything, but if anyone truly wants to know what a Hall of Fame Band is, they need look no further than The Who! This goes especially for all you boy band fanatics, Steve Perry Panty Freaks and Madonna missionaries.
Posted by Blah-blah-blah on Monday, 12.8.08 @ 08:28am
Top 5 songs
Posted by Will on Monday, 04.6.09 @ 19:11pm
Posted by poop on Wednesday, 04.29.09 @ 09:27am
Speaking of bands who actually have good names, for me The Who always comes to mind. Here's how they came up with the name of The Who: a bunch of people were brainstorming for names. The band members were already so deaf they kept saying, "The who?". Finally, someone suggested the Who as their name.
Posted by Keebord on Wednesday, 07.8.09 @ 17:39pm
quick 7 great who songs (no order)
Posted by Curt Marano on Friday, 08.7.09 @ 20:33pm
I love the album Odds And Sods. So many great songs on that one.
Posted by Philip on Friday, 08.7.09 @ 20:43pm
Posted by Keebord on Saturday, 08.8.09 @ 03:39am
Today (12/3) is the 30th anniversary of the Who concert tragedy in Cincinnati. Eleven people were trampled to death outside Riverfront Coliseum in a mad dash for "festival seating."
Posted by Aaron O'Donnell on Thursday, 12.3.09 @ 13:48pm
Well that is a date that I want etched into my memory.
Posted by Dameon on Thursday, 12.3.09 @ 19:09pm
I was a student at UK when the Who Concert stampede occurred up in Cinn. At least one of the dead was a UK student. Terrible tragedy. I don't think they've ever had festival seating there in Cinn. since that day.
Posted by Paul in KY on Friday, 12.4.09 @ 06:17am
Pinball Wizard is one of the greatest and most underrated songs of all time. The Hall just wouldn't be the hall without several bands, and the Who is one of them, hands down.
Posted by Chris on Sunday, 12.6.09 @ 19:41pm
Pure and Easy is one of the great songs and should be on any top ten list.
Posted by Dameon on Tuesday, 12.22.09 @ 19:26pm
Well, I said it earlier, Dameon, but I love that whole album... Long Live Rock is great, too, but Pure And Easy is so underappreciated.
Posted by Philip on Tuesday, 12.22.09 @ 20:06pm
Surfaris and the Who lol
Posted by mrxyzomg on Thursday, 08.5.10 @ 15:21pm
Love reighn on me
Posted by Mike on Sunday, 08.22.10 @ 17:30pm
Just ran into a great old video of the Who performing one of their earlier (and one of my favorite of theirs) songs, enjoy
Posted by Tahvo Parvianen on Friday, 08.27.10 @ 13:21pm
I'm glad they were inducted the same year they were eligible.
Posted by BulmaPunkRocker on Sunday, 07.6.14 @ 21:13pm
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