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Only a handful of bands are recognized as among the greatest of all time. Everyone knows the short list, and invariably, The Who is on it. Since joining together in 1963, The Who has consistently created engaging and challenging music, much of it defying easy categorization. That the…more

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    • John Entwistle: We'll open for anyone, we are just looking to play.

    • John Entwistle: I got a couple on per album but my problem was that I wanted to sing the songs and not let Roger sing them.

    • John Entwistle: I don't mind doing the Who tours when they come along but I want to get out there and play.

    • Keith Moon: I was a rust repairer. I was a rust repairer and full-time survivor. I survived all the major earthquakes, and the Titanic, and several air crash.

    • Roger Daltrey: We were too rough at the edges to be a pop group.

    • Roger Daltrey: I feel it went downhill during the later part of the '70's when Pete actually attained that position of being the leader and being the insular writer, writing everything, producing demos.

    • Roger Daltrey: And of course I personified Tommy. I was the guy who used to play the part. I played the damn part for five years.

    • Roger Daltrey: All you could do was to see them. We were backstage when the Beatles were on and you could just about hear a noise. It was just literally screaming.

    • Pete Townshend: Everything that I had done creatively related to two or three incidents that happened to me when I was a child that I'd forgotten. Everything, absolutely everything.

    • Pete Townshend: I'm only interested in rites of passage stories.

    • Pete Townshend: If the music in Quadrophenia is Wagnerian it's because I was listening to music that I thought had that awful grandiosity.

    • Pete Townshend: A lot of our audience are in their 50s. But they want me to pretend to continue to be pretending.

    • Pete Townshend (about the fans at a show): I'll throw guitar pics at the end. Like scraps to savages, I swear.. Sometimes people hold stuff up in the middle of the show they want you to sign!

    • Pete Townshend (about starting the 2006 tour at the same venue of the famous 1970 album): It's so great to be back. I haven't been here for ages and I love it in Leeds. This is the perfect, perfect venue to start this tour, I'm so happy.

    • Pete Townshend (About the heat at the concert at Leeds in 2006): This is heart attack stuff, but I'm not going to be the cunt that has one...

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