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Guitar and Pen
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A Legal Matter
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|1 Do you know how to reach a member of the band or it's management|
Preview: This site is a fan site and does not have any specific information on contacting the band or their management.
Our Pete biograph ...
|2 What are their birthdays?|
Preview: Roger's is March 1st (1944), John's is October 9th (1944), Pete's is May 19th (1945) and Keith's is August 23rd (1946) (not 1947, ...
|3 How did they meet?|
Preview: Pete and John met as students at Acton County Grammar School in 1959. Roger, also a student, approached John about being the bassi ...
|4 How did Pete come up with his "windmill" guitar style? When did he start smashing his guitar?|
Preview: Pete adapted the windmill from a move Keith Richard was using to open The Rolling Stones stage act which Pete saw when The Detours ...
|5 What was Pete's 1st song?|
Preview: The first song covered by anybody was "It Was You", which was recorded but never released by The Detours (but was released by The ...
|6 How did they come up with the name The Who?|
Preview: It was suggested by Pete's friend Richard Barnes during a late-night session to rename The Detours in February 1964. One story has ...
|7 How did Keith Moon join the band?|
Preview: The Who forced their old drummer Doug Sandom to leave the band and were searching for a replacement. Moon joined the band in May 1 ...
|8 What's this legendary 21st birthday party of Keith's I hear about?|
Preview: On August 23, 1967, Decca held a 21st birthday party for Keith at the Holiday Inn in Flint, Michigan. It has been written in the p ...
|9 Why are The Who also known as The High Numbers?|
Preview: The Who were renamed The High Numbers between June and November of 1964 by their then manager Pete Meaden who also wrote their one ...
|10 What are the circumstances of Keith's death?|
Preview: He died the morning after an overnight on the town, from a combination of alcohol and drugs he was taking to lessen his alcohol de ...
|11 What are the differences between the Who's orignal version of "Tommy," and the movie and play?|
Preview: 1. There are significant lyric changes in both the movie and play. In the movie the most obvious are "1921," which is changed to " ...
|12 What's up with the stuttering on My Generation?|
Preview: Depending what Who member you ask what year, you get different answers. Some explanations are:
1. Symbolic of the "everyman" ...