The Who remains one of rock’s most influential bands. Founded in London in 1964, the band’s classic lineup featured Roger Daltrey, Pete Townshend, John Entwistle and Keith Moon.
The final album from the band’s classic lineup was Who Are You, which was released on August 21, 1978. Sadly, Moon died just three weeks after the album’s release from an accidental overdose.
The Who’s entire catalog is full of absolute gems. Most of the band’s music was written by Townshend. He touched on rock’s most iconic themes and feelings in a way few did or really have sense. That aspect was touched on in the 2000 film Almost Famous. Jeff Bebe (Jason Lee) says at one point in the movie, “Some people have a hard time explaining rock and roll, really explain rock and roll. Maybe Pete Townshend, but that’s okay.”
To pay tribute to Who Are You and The Who themselves, we’re taking a look at some of the band’s most iconic lyrics in their catalog. Sit back and enjoy one wild ride!