The Who

Roger Daltrey Promoting 'Teen Cancer America' for Young Cancer Patients During COVID Crisis

June is National Cancer Survivors Month, and while much media attention and financial resources are focused on the COVID-19 pandemic, The Who’s Roger Daltrey is urging people also to keep supporting charities like Teen Cancer America.
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The Who, Classic Rock

CDJ Today: May 31 in Classic Rock

May 31, 1977 – Beatlemania opens on Broadway. It runs for a total of 1,006 performances. May 31, 1976 – The Who enter the Guinness Book of World Records for performing the loudest concert in history (at the time) for their show at England’s Charlton Athletic Grounds with 76,000 watts at 120...
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CDJ Today: May 7 in Classic Rock

May 7, 1998 – Steve Perry officially leaves Journey. He is replaced by Steve Augeri, after an agreement made with the rest of the band that if Perry decided not to tour, a new singer could be hired. Augeri lasts 8 years but must retire after recurring vocal issues. May 7, 2003 – Pete Townshend is...
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CDJ Today: April 30 in Classic Rock

April 30, 1976 – Keith Moon from the Who pays nine cab drivers to blockade both ends of the street where he is staying in a NYC hotel. He proceeds to throw the contents of his hotel room out the window. Now that’s metal! April 30, 2008 – At the Coachella music festival, a giant inflatable pig...
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CDJ Today: April 22 in Classic Rock

April 22, 1976 – Dan Aykroyd and John Belushi debut their Blues Brothers act on Saturday Night Live. They play a cover of “Soul Man” by Sam & Dave, who they used as the basis for their characters. April 22, 1993 – The Who’s Tommy premieres on Broadway where it is performed 899 times until …...
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The Who's Pete Townshend Working on New Music During COVID-19 Crisis

The Who has been forced to cancel a string of upcoming shows because of coronavirus concerns, but the extra time has allowed Pete Townshend to work on several new music projects.
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Keith Moon, The Who, Classic Rock

CDJ Today: March 17 in Classic Rock

March 17, 1998 – Van Halen release Van Halen III, their eleventh studio album. It is the only album with former Extreme lead singer Gary Cherone, and the only album to not attain platinum status. March 17, 1985 – Serial killer Richard Ramirez kills a man and leaves an AC/DC hat behind at the crime...
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Coronavirus Rocks Rock: The Who, KISS, and More Postpone Shows

As concern over coronavirus continues to grow, so does the list of shows that have been postponed around the country. Bands like The Who, KISS, Rage Against The Machine, and more are changing plans in the face of the outbreak.
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Keith Moon, The Who, Classic Rock

CDJ Today: March 9 in Classic Rock

March 9, 1970 – Having recently changed their name from Earth to Black Sabbath, Ozzy Osbourne, Tony Iommi, Geezer Butler and Bill Ward make their concert debut at The Roundhouse in London. March 9, 1981 – Robert Plant performs his first solo concert since the breakup of Led Zeppelin in Stourbridge...
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WHO? Yes, And You’re Going Love It!

If you are a true Who fan, you’re going to love this band’s first new release in thirteen years, titled WHO — despite Pete Townshend’s opening cynical lyric, “I don’t care/I know you’re gonna hate this song.” I’ve wanted to write about this album since I first heard it in early November of last...
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