Who is The Who? The History of the Legendary Band

The Who is recognized as one of the most influential bands in rock ‘n’ roll history, their career spanned five-decades and came out with 11 albums during their time. The band is responsible for creating hit songs like “My Generation” and “Baba O’Riley.” The band members consisted of singer Roger Daltrey, guitarist Pete Townshend, Drummer Keith Moon, and bassist John Entwistle. However, their successful career had its share of struggles.


John Entwistle, Keith Moon, Pete Townshend, and Roger Daltrey of The Who in 1978. Photo by David Thorpe / Shutterstock

Like many rock stars, members of The Who were known for their substance abuse issues, particularly when it came to Keith Moon. Moon had a tendency to act in self-destructive behavior, which eventually led to his death. But his legacy was sealed in 1990 after the band was inducted into the rock ‘n’ roll hall of fame. From trashing hotel rooms to being featured in CSI, here are some behind the scene secrets of this iconic British band.