The Who Compilation Album

Published: 2004-05-06
They sang about dying before they got old, and two of them did. Now pushing 60 the two remaining members of the legendary British rockers The Who want to sing about getting old. "I believe Pete Townsend is the only person In rock and roll who can write about the path from middle to old age," said a 60 year old Roger Daltry.

The Who have just released a compilation album of their classic hits. The album – which is their first release in 20 years – also contains two new songs. One of the new songs, "Old Red Wine" was written by Townsend as a tribute to bass player John Entwistle who died of a heart attack in 2002.

The Who became one of the key bands in the British invasion of the 1960's. With songs like "The Kids Are Alright", "My Generation", and the rock opera "Tommy", Townsend became regarded as one of the best song writers of the era. The Who split and re-united a number of times during the 80s and 90s. Regardless, The Who are one of the most powerful and innovative rock groups in music history.

Writer: Sherrill Fulghum

   

 

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