The Who

A Who’s Who

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About the Book

The British rock band The Who has been hailed as the world’s greatest live rock and roll act, if not the greatest rock band, period. In the band’s prime, its members—Roger Daltrey, John Entwistle, Keith Moon and Peter Townshend—frequently clashed, but their conflicts also resulted in ten years of remarkable music. In 1990, The Who was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
Profiled here are the people who influenced, were influenced by, or were in some other way connected with one or more members of The Who. Readers will find a vast array of entries, ranging from musicians such as Billy Idol, who took part in live performances of Tommy and Quadrophenia, and AC/DC guitarist Angus Young, who said Pete Townshend was the only guitarist ever to influence him, to behind-the-scenes people such as Glyn Johns, the English recording engineer and producer who helped create the acclaimed “Who’s Next” (1971) and “Quadrophenia” (1973), and Nicky Hopkins, the much in-demand pianist who was among The Who’s earliest studio collaborators. Seemingly unrelated personalities such as Muppets creator Jim Henson are in—he is believed to have modeled The Muppet Show’s maniacal drummer Animal after The Who drummer Keith Moon.

About the Author(s)

Richard Bogovich, a contributor to the Society for American Baseball Research’s Inventing Baseball: The 100 Greatest Games of the Nineteenth Century (2012), is executive director of the Rochester Area Math Science Partnership in southeastern Minnesota. He lives in Rochester.
Professional writer and editor Cheryl Posner lives in Orange, California and has been a Who fan since the age of thirteen, with the worn-out LPs to prove it.

Bibliographic Details

Richard Bogovich with Cheryl Posner
Format: softcover (6 x 9)
Pages: 231
Bibliographic Info: bibliography, index
Copyright Date: 2003
pISBN: 978-0-7864-1569-4
eISBN: 978-1-4766-2582-9
Imprint: McFarland

Table of Contents

Preface      vii

The Who: A Who’s Who      1

Bibliography      205

Index      207

Book Reviews & Awards

“fascinating material…cleverly written”—ARSC Journal; “factoids and trivia and all kinds of stuff…quite an impressive book…reflects The Who’s popularity not just in the music world but popular culture as a whole”—The Capital Times; “covers just about anything anyone would need to know…the tangled relationships amoung Brit and American rock bands come clear”—Isthmus; “a vast array of entries”—Rick’s Cafe.