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The Who Return to UK Stage - Scottsman review....

      The Who Return to UK Stage

      By Rachel Williams, PA News

      Mod legends The Who were tonight playing their first UK gig for two

      The band were due to make their comeback with a series of three dates at
the Forum in Kentish Town, north London, as a warm-up for their Royal Albert
Hall charity performance in aid of the Teenage Cancer Trust next week.

      Singer Roger Daltrey, guitarist Pete Townshend, bass player John
Entwistle and drummer Keith Moon formed The Who in 1964.

      Entwhistle and Townshend formed their first band at school before
joining Daltrey's band, The Detours, in 1962. They became The Who in February
1964 and Moon joined two months later.

      They burst into the charts in November 1965 with ultimate teen-angst
anthem My Generation before going on to become one of the biggest rock bands
of the 1960s and 1970s.

      Other hits included Pinball Wizard and Substitute along with the world
famous albums Tommy, Who's Next and Quadrophenia.

      The charismatic band forged a reputation for their theatrical stage
shows - including smashing their guitars and amplifiers.

      Moon died in 1978 of a drugs overdose and Entwistle died in a Las Vegas
hotel room in June 2002 after taking cocaine on the eve of the band's
transatlantic tour.

      Townshend and Daltrey announced in January this year they were to record
their first album in 21 years, followed by a world tour.

      Townshend was arrested in January 2003 for viewing child porn.

      He was cautioned and had his name placed on the sex offenders' register
after admitting once using his credit card to access child pornography, but
insisted he was only looking at the site while conducting "research" for a
campaign against Internet porn involving children.

Kevin in VT

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