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From their beginnings as a r&b-influenced singles band with a Mod image, The Who quickly rose to the very top of England's rock elite by sheer virtue of their live performances. Along the way they penned many anthems that would reign in the classic rock cannon. But of interest to the progressive fan are two concept albums penned (like everything else) by guitarist Pete Townsend: 1969's Tommy and 1973's Quadrophenia. The former, very overshadowed by the bloated film version, remains a gem of the psychedelic era, while the later is in a category all by itself. Not to be missed is the very electric set from 1970, Live At Leeds.

Founded: 1964

Location: London, England

Website: The Who's Official Website

Albums

Original Releases
Title Recording Type Datesort icon Average Rating
  Happy Jack Studio 1967-05
3
  The Who Sell Out Studio 1968-01
3.25
Strawberry Bricks Entry Tommy Studio 1969-05
4.4
  Live At Leeds Live 1970-05
4
  Quadrophenia Studio 1973-10
4.333335