Roger Daltrey was born.
John Entwistle was born.
Pete Townshend was born.
Keith Moon was born.
The Who release “My Generation.”
The Who hit #9 with “I Can See For Miles”.
The Yardbirds break up, guitarist Jimmy Page forms the New Yardbirds and changes the group’s name to Led Zeppelin, allegedly on the advice of the Who’s Keith Moon.
The Rolling Stones film the ‘Rock and Roll Circus’, with guests Eric Clapton, John Lennon, Jethro Tull and the Who.
‘Tommy’, the Who’s rock opera, hits #2 in the UK and #4 in the US.
Woodstock Music and Art Fair is held on the weekend of August 15-17 in the tiny town of Bethel in upstate New York. An estimated crowd of 450,000 attended the event, which featured everyone from Jimi Hendrix and Joe Cocker, to Arlo Guthrie, the Jefferson Airplane, the Who, Janis Joplin, Sly and the Family Stone, Ravi Shankar and Country Joe McDonald.
The Who hits #12 in the US with “See Me, Feel Me” from ‘Tommy’.
The Who hits #2 with ‘Quadrophenia’.
The Who hit #76 in the US with “Love Reign O’er Me” from their rock opera ‘Quadrophenia’.
Keith Moon of the Who dies of an overdose of the drug prescribed to control his alcoholism.
The Who hit #14 with “Who Are You”.
The Who hit #18 with “You Better You Bet”
Pete Townshend, Stevie Nicks, Mick Jagger, Adam Ant, Pat Benatar, the Police and David Bowie kick off the “I Want My MTV” advertising campaign.
The Who hits #28 with “Athena”.
The Who are inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
John Entwistle of the Who dies of a heart attack in Las Vegas, NV.