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THE WHO
Bibliophile price: £4.00
Featuring rare photographs and memorabilia here is the story of the band who defined a generation, my generation with their powerful music, dynamite performances and larger-than-life rock stardom. The Who exploded onto the music scene in the 1960s from their wild-eyed Mod era in West London, far more rebellious than The Beatles or the Rolling Stones. They had challenged boundaries of rock 'n' roll, performance and opera with their rock opera Tommy. Roger Daltrey gets down with the people performing at The Woodstock Festival 1969. The 70s saw them as Pinball Wizards, in success and excess, Live at Leeds, Who's Next, Quadrophenia, The Who by Numbers, Who Are You, Face Dances, It's Hard and Who's Last ending with Endless Wire. Along the way there are details on Roger Daltrey, John Entwistle, Keith Moon and Pete Townshend known for smashing his guitar, for the first time at the Railway Hotel in Harrow when the neck of the guitar hit the ceiling and snapped off. Here are facsimile documents galore like contracts, rare flyers and tickets, postcards and promotional photos and a really psychedelic bill with the Blues Project and Richie Havens at a US concert. "We got bored with just playing the blues" says Roger. Brilliant quotes throughout and facsimile reproductions of letters and fan mail, spectacular on-stage photographs, backstage, with musical friends, the guitars and equipment, the dedication and still rockin' into the 21st century. A spectacular colourful photo gallery packed with info in a special presentation, this book was first published in 2012 as 'Treasures of the Who'. 96pp, 11¼" x 10".

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