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29 Years Ago: The Who Announce Breakup

The Who were undoubtedly one of the most innovative and important hard rock bands of all time. Ranging from psychedelic pop rock material like 'I Can See For Miles' and 'Pinball Wizard' all the way through epic arena rock classics like 'Won't Get Fooled Again' and 'Who Are You,' they virtually single-handedly perfected both the concept album and the rock opera. But the latter part of the decade was unkind to the group, who experienced a series of misfortunes leading into the early part of the '80s. On Dec. 16, 1983, guitarist Pete Townshend announced that he was leaving the Who, effectively ending the group.

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Biopic To Be Made On Original Who Manager Kit Lambert

Original manager of the Who, Kit Lambert is headed to the big screen in a newly conceived biopic. Lambert, along with the recently deceased Chris Stamp, guided the Who through their formative years up through the early 1970s and now, according to the Hollywood Reporter, a film on Lambert's life is being planned with assistance from both Roger Daltrey and Pete Townshend.

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The Who Steal the Show at 12-12-12 Hurricane Sandy Benefit

It's a good thing neither Pete Townshend nor Roger Daltrey died before they got old, or else they would not have been able to rock Madison Square Garden tonight (Dec. 12). The Who put on a master class while rocking for a good cause, raising money for the Robin Hood Relief Fund to help victims of Hurricane Sandy.

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The Who to Perform at the ‘Grammy Nominations Concert Live’ Special

It's a big year for the Who and it will get a little bigger on Dec. 5 when the band performs at the 'Grammy Nominations Concert Live -- Countdown to Music's Biggest Night' special.

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The Who Reign O’er Brooklyn With ‘Quadrophenia’ Show – Concert Review

The Who made their way into New York's famed borough of Brooklyn last night (Nov. 14) to perform their classic album 'Quadrophenia' at the brand-new Barclays Center arena.

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Simon Townshend Discusses ‘Looking Out, Looking in’ Solo Album + Touring With The Who

It's easy to say that guitarist Simon Townshend has spent his whole career making music in the shadows of his brother, Pete Townshend of the Who. Talking with Townshend though, it’s clear that having a famous brother hasn't hindered him one iota with what he’s sought to achieve through his own musical path of songwriting. Simon’s output has taken influence naturally from watching what Pete was doing with the Who, but also, like any other developing creative spirit, he took influence from the music which was all around him.

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The Who’s Stage Setup – Pic of the Week

Rehearsals for the Who's upcoming tour are taking place in some undisclosed location, but a new photograph is giving us an indication of what the stage setup will look like. The band sent its fans a picture this morning of the group on stage via Twitter.

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The Who ‘Sell Out’ Their Music for 2012 World Series

Classic rock lovers tuning into Game 1 of the World Series last night (Oct. 24) were greeted with a surprise. The legendary music of the Who was used throughout the telecast, which will continue throughout the tournament, contested this year between the San Francisco Giants and the Detroit Tigers.

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Pete Townshend Says Police Told Him ‘We Knew You Weren’t a Pedophile’

A full 15 years after it was announced, Pete Townshend's memoir, 'Who I Am,' arrives on bookstore shelves today (Oct. 9) -- which, for Townshend, means reliving the 2003 legal troubles that he's always insisted stemmed from research he was doing for the book.

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The Who Tribute Album Announced

Cleopatra Records, who recently put out a collection of progressive rock stars performing Supertramp songs, will next set their sights on the the Who. On Oct. 2, the label will release 'Who Are You: An All-Star Tribute To The Who.'

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The Who’s Roger Daltrey Selling 1976 Tour T-Shirt for Teenage Cancer Trust Charity

How much would you give for a piece of rock and roll history? The Who‘s Roger Daltrey wants to know, as he’s attempting to continue his support of the Teenage Cancer Trust charity by putting up his 1976 green tour t-shirt on the block.

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The Who to Release ‘Live in Texas ’75′ DVD

A classic concert by the Who previously available only on bootleg will soon get an official release. ‘The Who Live in Texas ’75,’ a document of their Nov. 20, 1975 concert at the Summit in Houston, will be out on DVD and digital video on Oct. 9 — which, coincidentally, would have been bassist John Entwistle’s 68th birthday.

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