Adapted from ‘Tommy’ as an American single, the song became The Who's biggest hit there since ‘I Can See For Miles.’
For all the hurried circumstances of its production, Pete Townshend viewed 1982's 'It's Hard' as a creative success.
Produced by the band with associate producer Glyn Johns, ‘Who's Next’ is widely regarded as one of their finest pieces of work.
In September 1979, the band played their first US concerts with Kenney Jones behind the drumkit.
John Mayall, Eric Clapton, Paul McCartney, Elton John, and the Sex Pistols were among those to benefit from Price's studio know-how.
The song was ‘My Baby Gives It Away,’ from ‘Rough Mix,’ the album that Townshend released with another old friend, Ronnie Lane, in 1977.
‘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.
Other artists that made statements include Graham Nash and Ringo Starr.
It was the year of the band's 25th anniversary tour, which brought new performances of Pete Townshend's opus.
As drummer with The Who, Keith Moon powered one of the most explosive bands in rock history. Roger Daltrey said: 'His algorithms were a little bit different.'
‘Who’s Next’ turned 50 on August 14.
Three lucky audiences on Eric Clapton's 1974 tour saw him joined on stage by half of The Who.
From fleeting, backstage hangs to longtime creative partnerships, the best musical friendships come in all forms.
The success of the American rock band was amplified when The Who took them under their wing.
Langston was first hired by The Who as a roadie in April 1965, and went on to be a valued member of their team.