In November 1980, the Who guitarist and writer made his third solo entry of the year on the Hot 100.
Pete Townshend told the NME on the double LP's release that he felt that The Who ought to make a last album.
'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.
The deluxe edition will feature tracks from the band's acoustic club shows at Kingston in February, their only dates of 2020.
Not only did the band's sophomore set repeat the gold certification of its predecessor, it became the highest-charting of their US career.
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.
How many weeks have The Who spent at No.1 on the UK album chart? Precisely one, with 'Who's Next.'
The YouTube Premieres series has been raising funds for Teenage Cancer Trust and Teen Cancer America.
In September 1979, the band played their first US concerts with Kenney Jones behind the drumkit.
The band's show at Piazza Grande in Locarno, Switzerland in July 2006 will be featured in two parts.
The 'Tommy' performance was the first time The Who had played it since 1989.
'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.
It was the year of the band's 25th anniversary tour, which brought new performances of Pete Townshend's opus.