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The Who: “Who Are You”

The Hook: A troubled record for Keith Moon, but Roger Daltrey says that what he did play “was brilliant,”

Album: Who Are You

Year: 1978

Writer: Pete Townshend

Stats: Peaked at number-14 on the Billboard Hot 100, the band’s third-highest-charting single behind “I Can See for Miles” and “See Me, Feel Me.”

Background: The success of Who Are You‘s title track helped the album to pass half a million sales within a month of its release — and be certified gold 40 years ago today. Singer Roger Daltrey describes the ups and downs of making that album.

Who singer Roger Daltrey on “Who Are You.” OC:…he’s brilliant. :17

“A good album, it was fun to make. We had terrible trouble with Keith. He was in his last days, and he was drinking very heavily. One of the reasons there’s no drums on ‘The Music Must Change’ is the fact that Keith was incapable of playing at the time. But, nevertheless, on the bits he does play on he’s brilliant.”

The Who - Who Are You Lyrics (FULL VERSION)

Lyrics (in annotations) to a great song. I DO NOT OWN THIS SONG NOR DO I CLAIM TO!