The Who

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Friday, October 21, 2005

Some more cool facts about the Who

Roger Harry Daltrey was born on March 1, 1944 in Shepherds Bush, London to Harry and Irene. John Alec Entwistle was born on October 9, 1944 in Chiswick, London to Herbert and Maud. Peter Dennis Blandford was born on May 19, 1945 in Chiswick, London to Clifford and Betty. Keith John Moon was born on August 23, 1947 in Wembley, London to Kathleen and Alfred.
  • October 29,1965 - the Who releases their first CD "My generation"
  • Decemer 11-12- the Rolling Stones film rock and roll circus with Eric Clapton, John Lennon, Jethro Tull and the Who.
  • 1990- the Who are inducted into the rock and roll hall of fame!
  • When the Who was on the simpsons in 2000, Pete's brother, Paul actually played Pete.
  • Keith Moon was responsible for the Who being banned from every Holiday Inn in the U.S because he was very wild while celebrating his 20th birthday in Flynt, Michigan.
  • Keith was also kicked out of another hotel, because he was nailing furniture to the ceilling.
  • Pete said that in high school, Roger Daltrey was a bully.

Sunday, February 06, 2005

When did the Who break up and why?

Even though the Who's last album called "It's Hard" was released in 1982, the Who officially broke up in 1983. In 1978, drummer Keith Moon died at his home in London. He accidentally overdosed on pills to help him stop drinking. Moon was replaced by Kenny Jones, a former member of "The Small Faces". The original members of the Who agreed that the Who died with Moon, but after a while, decided to keep going. Unfortunately, at a concert in the late 70's or early 80's in Cincinnati, Ohio, 11 people were trampled to death to get seats at a Who concert. The band was not informed of the incident until after the concert.

Tuesday, December 14, 2004

Roger's 2nd year at Rock and Roll fantasy camp.

This year's camp will be in Los Angeles on Febuary 17-21,2005. At Rock and Roll fantasy camp, you are assigned to a band, and you compete in battle of the bands at the House of Blues! Whether you have been playing music all your life, or have no musical training, you are welcome. You can rock with your favorite star or just get insructions from them. This year's camp is star studded with people like: ROGER DALTREY, as well as David Crosby (Crosby, Stills, Nash, & Young), Dickey Betts (Allman Brothers), Jack Blades (Night Ranger), Nils Lofgren (Bruce Springsteen’s E Street Band) and Bret Michaels (Poison), and more! Press~ Entertainment Weekly, Fortune, Fox news, People magazine, and more. For more information go to: www.rockandrollfantasycamp.com

When did the members of the Who get into music?

Roger Daltrey was a rebel in school and he didn't care what the school had to teach him. All he cared about was rock and roll. He built his first guitar out of wood and when he got a little bit older, his dad(Harry Daltrey) bought him his first guitar hoping that he would return to his studies. Roger became the lead guitarist for the Detours, but was expelled from Acton grammer school. When John Entwistle was 7 years old, he started playing piano until he was 11, when he started playing the trumpet. At Middlesex school, John played a tenor horn. When he was 14, he discovered Duane Eddy and wanted to play loud just like him. It irritated him when people turned up their guitar amps and played louder than him, so he took up guitar. When Keith Moon was 13, he joined the Sea Cadets and played the trumpet, but later switched to the bass drum. in 1961, Keith bought his first drum kit, a blue Premier one. In 1962, he played in a band called the Escorts. In December, he responded to an ad, and played with the Beachcombers. He later became an obsessive surf music fan. In 1964, Keith replaced the Who's drummer Doug Sandom. At age 12, Pete Townshend's grandmother bought him his first (cheap) guitar. Soon after that, Pete got a banjo and played in a band with John Entwistle. His mom, Betty, recalled that Pete would go to the local cinema a bunch of times to see "Rock Around the Clock." Pete grew up listening to a lot of music because his mother was a singer and his father played the alto sax.

Thursday, December 09, 2004

Citation

  1. Rolling Stone magazine- November 11,1982 issue p.24-28
  2. www.drummerworld.com
  3. www.biographybase.com
  4. www.tvtome.com
  5. www.thewho.net
  6. Movie- The Kids are Alright directed by Jeff Stein

7.The new Rolling Stone encyclopedia of Rock & Roll edited by Patricia Romanowski adn Holl George Warren

Tuesday, December 07, 2004

Do the last two members of the Who still record together?

After 20 years of not recording together (but doing solo stuff), the Who's Roger Daltrey, and Pete Townshend are working on a new CD called Who2, that they hope to release around spring of 2005. "For nearly 3 years, Roger Daltrey watched Pete Townshend slowly killing himself with drugs and alcohol." Pete moved out on his wife and kids, and after a while, Roger decided that it would be best for Pete if the Who just stopped touring. The Who had their last tour in 1982, after the release of their last album called it's hard. Kenny Jones of face dances, replaced drummer Keith Moon who died in 1978. Pete, by that time, had very bad ear damage. Roger says that it is good to go out on top, with fans still loving you. John Entwistle said in an interview for the November 11, 1982 issue of Rolling Stones magazine, that if the Who stops touring, he does not want to stay in the band and just record. When told of this, Roger was taken aback because he had not been told.

Friday, December 03, 2004

Review of "The kids are alright"

The kids are alright, directed by Jeff Stein, is a wonderful movie with many Who concerts and interviews. It's release was in 1979. The movie has stars in it like Ringo Starr, Steve Martin, Keith Richards and Jimmy O'neil. In the beginning of the movie, it shows Roger Daltrey with a nice, young boy look and then shows his rock god look that he transformed to pretty quickly after becoming a star. The kids are alright shows how crazy Who concerts were and how weird they were in interviews. In a recent interview done for the special edition of The kids are alright, Roger Daltrey said that he hadn't seen the whole movie since he saw a cut of it with Keith Moon a few weeks before Moon died . He said that he didn't like watching the past because it is already over and he likes to look in the future. He says that he can understand why fans would want to see it because they are watching the thing that they really love, but for him, it is watching his history and that brings up a lot of memories(good and bad). The movie also shows John Entwistle playing 2 songs with just the bass so it sounds really cool. It also shows how the people who worked on the movie made the old and messed up film look new. I would recomend this movie to anyone who loves rock music!!

What were Who concerts like?

The Who had crazy, intense concerts. The Who were in the Guinness book of world records in 1976 for playing the loudest rock concert ever. After most concerts, guitarist Pete Townshend would smash his guitar which was still plugged in to amplifier so it would make very loud noises. After watching Townshend smashing his guitar, Keith Moon started smashing his drums while the crowd went wild. During concerts, Roger Daltrey swung his microphone while John Enwistle acted as the eye of the storm.

Did any members of the Who have kids?

All 4 members of the Who have kids. Roger Daltrey and his wife Heather, have 3 kids named Rosie, Willow and Jamie. Roger also has a son from a previous marriage. John Entwistle(who died in 2002) was divorced twice and had one son named Christopher. Keith Moon had one daughter from his ex-wife, Kim, named Amanda. Pete Townshend and his wife Karen Astley have 3 kids named Arminta, Emma and Joseph.

Wednesday, December 01, 2004

Who were the 4 members of the Who and how did the Who get started?

The four members of the who were Roger Daltrey(vocals), John Entwistle(bass), Keith Moon(drums) and Pete Townshend(guitar).Pete and John went to high school together and were in a traditional jazz band in England. John left that band and joined Roger Daltrey's band, the Detours. John suggested that Pete also join the band and he did. One day, an 18 year old named Keith Moon came to where the Detours were playing and told the group that he could play better than the drummer they already had. He smashed the drum kit and the Detours replaced the old drummer with Keith Moon. The Detours later changed their name to the Who.