I never thought I could love another band as much as The Beatles, and then I discovered The Who in 2010!
And now they are both tied as my favorite band.
I'm so obsessed with both!!
Paul McCartney said "Helter Skelter" was inspired by The Who song "I Can See For Miles".
Paul recalls writing "Helter Skelter" after reading a review of The Who Sell Out (1967 album) in which the critic claimed that "I Can See for Miles" was the "heaviest" song he'd ever heard. McCartney had not heard even the song yet, but wrote "Helter Skelter" in an attempt to make an even "heavier" song than the one praised in the review.
Ringo Starr & Keith Moon were great friends.
Zack Starkey, son of Ringo Starr & Maureen Cox is the current drummer for The Who.
Some of the early Who songs sound Beatle-ish to me. This is one of my favorites... :]
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I found another video of Ringo Starr & Keith Moon together. lol.
Yay! Thanks for sharing, Sadie!
The first time I heard about The Who when I was 16 was when I read that fact about how 'Helter Skelter' was inspired ;)
"My Generation" is probably the first Who song I heard, then I had to hear "I Can See For Miles" to compare it with what Paul came up with lmao. Paul, I must say, is an overachiever! Helter Skelter is really rocking.
"Who Are You" is the third song I heard from them. The TV show CSI has it as its theme! (Which I think is very fitting)
The Kids Are Alright & I Can't Explain should be gateway songs for Beatles fans who want to get into liking The Who!
Sadie (My BBBFF) is really obsessed with Keith but now she says she's falling for the other members, too. Who's next?
Happy 68th Birthday, Roger!
YAY! "Who's Next?" Lmao, I don't think I have a favorite Who band member anymore, just like I don't have a favorite Beatle! I've heard OF The Who for many years, but never really got into them until recently. And now I know and love over a hundred of their songs! :)
BeatleGirl is not just my best friend, she's also like my twin sister! Sometimes it's even scary! lol. I'm going to make her a Who fan now! hahaha.