The Who: 50 Years: The Official History - Ben Marshall

How'd they fit the 'Orrible 'Oo in a book? The Who were nutters who played like nobody else: The singer was a rocker, then a mod, then a god who twirled his microphone like a tornado; the guitarist was the time-keeper, a big-nosed git who wrote rock operas and weirdo songs; the drummer played lead and was the Id personified on stage and off; all the while the bass player stood still playing chords around all three. They were loud, combative, hilarious, life-saving and glorious. They stood tall with the very best of rock and roll. This is their story.