The Who

The Who were a major part of the British musical invasion. The quartet featured arguably the greatest drummer and bass player of all-time in Keith Moon and John Entwistle, along with Pete Townshend’s lyrical prowess and the power and range of Roger Daltrey’s voice. With that kind of talent, it should be of little surprise that The Who have sold well in excess of 100 million records and have become firmly ingrained among the music elite.

The Who introduced the concept of the ‘rock opera’ to a mass audience, with both Tommy and Quadrophenia going down as legendary albums. The song My Generation helped define the 1960s, with John Entwistle’s bass carrying the song in a way that had never really been heard before. Hits such as I Can’t Explain, I Can See For Miles (which, at number nine, was the highest any of the group’s songs reached on the US charts), and Won’t Get Fooled Again have lived on in music history. Of course now the band is more closely associated with the CSI television franchise, which is almost as sad as the fact that they never had a song reach number one.

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10 Legendary Artists That Never Had a Number One Hit
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