Personalities | The Who | Up & Running (1962–63) | Key Events

Origins Of The Band

Acton County Grammar School in West London would not, on the face of it, seem a likely melting pot of teenage angst. But it was here that Roger Daltrey, Pete Townshend and John Entwistle – having served their apprenticeships with various bands – came together as The Detours in 1962. Although they enjoyed some success on the West London club circuit, it was not until Keith Moon joined them in July 1964 that the newly rechristened The Who really took off.

Personalities | Introducing The Who
Personalities | The Who | Up & Running (1964) | Key Events


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