The British rock band The Who has been hailed as the world’s greatest live rock and roll act, if not the greatest rock band, period. In the band’s prime, its membersRoger Daltrey, John Entwistle, Keith Moon and Peter Townshendfrequently clashed, but their conflicts also resulted in ten years of remarkable music. In 1990, The Who was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
Profiled here are the people who influenced, were influenced by, or were in some other way connected with one or more members of The Who. Readers will find a vast array of entries, ranging from musicians such as Billy Idol, who took part in live performances of Tommy and Quadrophenia, and AC/DC guitarist Angus Young, who said Pete Townshend was the only guitarist ever to influence him, to behind-the-scenes people such as Glyn Johns, the English recording engineer and producer who helped create the acclaimed “Who’s Next” (1971) and “Quadrophenia” (1973), and Nicky Hopkins, the much in-demand pianist who was among The Who’s earliest studio collaborators. Seemingly unrelated personalities such as Muppets creator Jim Henson are inhe is believed to have modeled The Muppet Show’s maniacal drummer Animal after The Who drummer Keith Moon.
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About the Author
Richard Bogovich, a contributor to the Society for American Baseball Research’s Inventing Baseball: The 100 Greatest Games of the Nineteenth Century (2012), is executive director of the Rochester Area Math Science Partnership in southeastern Minnesota. He lives in Rochester. Professional writer and editor Cheryl Posner lives in Orange, California and has been a Who fan since the age of thirteen, with the worn-out LPs to prove it.