The Who

The Who, formed in 1964, consisted of guitarist Pete Townshend, vocalist Roger Daltrey, bassist John Entwistle and drummer Keith Moon. They became known for energetic live performances and are recognized as one of the greatest rock and roll bands of all time. 'I Can't Explain' was their first single - having changed their name from The High Numbers prior to this.

‘Anyway Anyhow Anywhere’ featured some of the first ever recorded guitar feedback and was a deliberate attempt to translate the group’s stage show to record. The Who promoted it on the TV show 'Ready Steady Go!' where their manager, Kit Lambert, ensured almost the entire audience was made up of mods.

In September 1964, at the Railway Tavern in Harrow and Wealdstone, London, Townshend's physical performance resulted in accidentally breaking the head of his guitar through the ceiling. Angered by sniggers from the audience, he smashed the instrument on the stage. He picked up a Rickenbacker 12-string and continued. A large crowd attended the next concert, but Townshend declined to smash another guitar. Instead, Moon wrecked his drumkit. Instrument destruction became a staple of The Who's shows for several years. The incident at the Railway Tavern is one of Rolling Stone magazine's 50 Moments That Changed the History of Rock 'n' Roll

(source: Wikipedia)