The Who

Today, we celebrate the extraordinary journey of Pete Townshend, the heart and soul behind The Who's iconic sound. Born on May 19th, 1945, Pete has carved out a legacy that reverberates through the corridors of rock 'n' roll history. To honor him, we delve into 15 of The Who's greatest songs, all penned by Pete, and explore the band's storied legacy.

Roger Daltrey - legendary rock icon and co-founder of one of music’s most inspirational and influential forces, The Who, will be returning to the States on a special solo tour this June, presenting a mostly acoustic set of Who gems, rarities, solo nuggets and other surprises with an intimate rock-based band and setting as well as answering questions from the audience, kicking off this very exclusive set of shows on June 12th at Virginia’s renowned Wolf Trap Filene Center.

On this day, March 1st, 2024, as Roger Daltrey celebrates his 80th year, we at Grateful Web are compelled to express our profound admiration for a figure whose essence seems to defy the passage of time. Daltrey, with his unyielding energy and commanding presence, embodies the very defiance of age, continuing to inspire with a vigor that belies his years.

Mercury Studios will release the first official audio companion of Live At Shea Stadium 1982 on March 1, 2024. Previously released on DVD and Blu-ray in June 2015, The Who (Roger Daltrey, Pete Townshend, John Entwistle, and Kenney Jones) delivered both classic tracks and rarely performed songs: “Pinball Wizard,” “Won’t Get Fooled Again,” “My Generation,” “Substitute,” “Who Are You,” “I Can’t Explain,” “See Me Feel Me,” “Baba O’Riley,” and many more.


In February 1968 and March 1976, the Who performed shows in the same venue, almost ten years apart: San Francisco’s Winterland. Generally considered as two marginal years in the Who’s career, they are only apparently so. These two years represent a screen grab of the band taken in its purest form: live, and harder than ever, right before and right after the huge success the Who struggled to live with in the years between.


Multi-platinum, GRAMMY Award-winning Zac Brown Band’s cinematic, jam-heavy version of “Baba O’Riley” is available on all streaming platforms today HERE. Complete with a horn section and epic fiddle solos, the song was recorded live in 2016 at Boston’s Fenway Park, which holds a special place in both the band’s heart and career. As Fenway Music Hall of Fame members, Zac Brown Band made history in August, selling out the iconic stadium for the 14th time and marking the Park’s 100th concert.

Katie Jacoby, the violinist and singer-songwriter known for being the touring violinist with The Who, has shared her cover of T. Rex’s "Cosmic Dancer." The track features an all-star cast of musicians including Scott Metzger of Joe Russo’s Almost Dead, LaMP and WOLF!, Dave Dreiwitz of JRAD and Ween, and Josh Dion of Paris Monster, as well as a string quartet with Katie leading on violin. It was recorded at Restoration Sound in Brooklyn, NY by Lorenzo Wolff.

The Who headlined Wembley Stadium in London in 1979 with AC/DC. They returned almost 40 years later on July 6, 2019, this time with an orchestra. On April 15, 2023, The Who With Orchestra: Live At Wembley debuted #1 on the Billboard Classical Charts giving the Who their first No.1 in the U.S. in their entire 59-year American chart history. Five weeks after release, the album now sits comfortably on the Luminate Current Classical Album Chart at #6.


On July 6, 2019, The Who headlined Wembley Stadium in London for the first time in forty years. The show was the only U.K. date on their ‘Moving On’ Tour and featured the band accompanied by an over 50-piece orchestra performing classic tracks from Quadrophenia, Tommy, Who’s Next, Who Are You and more as well tracks from their WHO album, their first studio release in thirteen years.


Monday night, rock icons Roger Daltrey and Pete Townshend returned to Denver with their latest incarnation of The Who and wowed the Ball Arena from start to finish on the final stretch of The Who Hits Back tour. Supported by a 42-piece orchestra, listeners got an ear full that captured the in-your-face sound that has been throttling audiences for nearly six decades.

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