It was a huge moment when, at the encouragement of Pete Townshend, Clapton stepped back on stage at the Rainbow Theater in London on January 13, 1973.
The story of 'Ready Steady Who,' the chart-topping release in the band's 1960s history that some of their latter-day fans might not know about.
On December 15, 1966, the band entered the UK singles chart for the fifth time that year with the song that became their first US Top 40 hit.
Capturing the delirious optimism of the era, ‘The Rolling Stones Rock And Roll Circus’ remains one of the most ambitious extravaganzas in rock history.
With their twelfth album, ‘WHO’, Pete Townshend and Roger Daltrey created a wise, relevant record that would have startled their younger selves.
Pete Townshend admitted that he wrote the song for his own amusement, and initially didn't even consider it for 'The Who By Numbers.'
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.
A more conventional studio album after the panoramic ambition of 1973’s 'Quadrophenia,' the band's 1975 release 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.
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.
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.