In November 1980, the Who guitarist and writer made his third solo entry of the year on the Hot 100.
'The Who By Numbers' was a more conventional studio album after the panoramic ambition of 1973’s 'Quadrophenia,' but it was far from average.
Pete Townshend worked on the song, originally as a slow blues, all through the summer of 1965, as The Who toured Scandinavia and Holland.
Adapted from 'Tommy' as an American single, the song became The Who's biggest hit there since ‘I Can See For Miles.'
How many weeks have The Who spent at No.1 on the UK album chart? Precisely one, with 'Who's Next.'
In September 1979, the band played their first US concerts with Kenney Jones behind the drumkit.
'Who Are You' hit the Hot 100 on August 26, 1978 on its way to becoming the band’s biggest American hit for eight years.
As drummer with The Who, Keith Moon powered one of the most explosive bands in rock history. “His algorithms were a little bit different,” said Roger Daltrey.
The epic 'Live At Leeds' album contained the band's nod to a rock 'n' roll hero.
Four mighty strings and 50 mighty players: the best bassists are the ones who carve out signature sounds and play as many memorable licks as the guitarists.
On 30 June 1967, one major British band showed solidarity to another, in dramatic circumstances.
Released on 25 June 1971 as a UK single, the song was a preview of what became, for many, The Who's greatest album, 'Who’s Next.'
They made the countdown for the first time in May 1967, but only after a delayed release and a title change.
'Live At Leeds' was a definitive in-concert album and "a very valid bit of plastic," as Roger Daltrey said.
For over 50 years The Who have been one of the most creative, dynamic and constantly interesting bands to emerge from Britain during the 60s.