They rival The Beatles when it comes to progression. They started as an R&B cover band, catering to their mod audience. From there, they produced angst-ridden singles like I Can't Explain and My Generation.

They might be best known for their rock opera Tommy, about a deaf dumb and blind boy who becomes a pinball champion and a spiritual leader.

Quadrophenia, another rock opera by The Who, is musically superior to Tommy but lesser known by the general public. It tells the story of a mod named Jimmy who struggles to find his identity and find happiness. I wouldn't be surprised if it strongly influenced American Idiot.

Between the two rock operas, they produced Who's Next, known for Baba O'Riley (aka "Teenage Wasteland), Behind Blue Eyes, and Won't Get Fooled Again.

During their early years, guitarist Pete Townshend and drummer Keith Moon would smash their equipment at the end of their gigs. Good way to get out of doing an encore!
I hope I die before I get old.

Right behind you, I see the millions. On you, I see the glory. From you, I get opinions. From you, I get the story.

Don't cry. Don't raise your eye. It's only teenage wasteland.

Can you see the real me?

Love, reign o'er me!
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Best band ever, combined great song writing with explosive live preformaces. Considered by many the roots of hard rock and punk.
Featured Lead songwriter, guitarist Pete Townshend, power vocalist Roger Daltrey, insane drummer Keith Moon, and master bass player John Entwistle
The Who kicked some serious ass last night.
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the best fuckin rock band out there, pete townsend is known as the father of the power cord
listen to wont get fooled again, and you shall know what i mean
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an amazing rock and roll band that sets the standard unbelievably high.
Listen to Quadrophenia and you'll see what this really means.
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A fantastic British rock band comprised of Roger Daultrey (Vocals), Peter Townshend (Guitarist), Keith Moon (Drums), and John Entwistle (Keyboard). Began in the early 1960's, and are still doing performances now, only with a different line-up (Moon and Entwistle both died in drug-related incidences).
Great tracks include 'Baba O'Riley', 'Won't Get Fooled Again', 'My Generation', 'I Can See For Miles' 'I Can't Explain' and many more.
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either of the pair of mammary glands extending from the front of the chest in pubescent and adult human females and some other mammals; also : either of the analogous but rudimentary organs of the male chest especially when enlargedm-w.com

Aka: Breasts
"Dude you justed touched Christie Boners who-whos"

sorce"dude wheres my car"
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