A more conventional studio album after the panoramic ambition of 1973’s 'Quadrophenia,' the band's 1975 release was far from average.
Released in 1969, The Who's 'Tommy' is a masterpiece…a word that is applied to too many recordings, but in this case, it probably doesn't go far enough.
They made the countdown for the first time in May 1967, but only after a delayed release and a title change.
The last three-track preview has alternate versions of three songs from the studio sessions for the classic 1967 LP.
The first studio record the band made without Moon, 'Face Dances,' entered the American album chart on April 4, 1981.
The edition is previewed by Pete Townshend’s previously unreleased demos for the album, available on all streaming services.
'Live At Leeds' was a definitive in-concert album and 'a very valid bit of plastic,' as Roger Daltrey said.
The group's third album took them beyond the bounds of throwaway chart music and itself became a pop art landmark.
The UNICEF event featured John and George's first scheduled performance since The Beatles' last concert in 1966, and Lennon's last UK live appearance.
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.
The albums are new 2LP versions of the classic 1979 releases.
The reflective but uplifting song shows Pete Townshend's sense of melody and riveting lyricism at the height of their powers, and Roger Daltrey in the vocal form of his career.
On his Instagram account, Townshend described Alan Rogan as “my guitar tech, friend, saviour and good buddy.”
Butler worked for Moon for six years in the 1970s and is giving a series of talks about him.
London's Olympia will host a special night in November to raise funds for the National Deaf Children's Society in conjunction with the London Drum Show.
£5 from each signed CD sale will go directly to the trust, which provides specialised nursing and emotional support for young people with cancer.