Photo courtesy of Paul Natkin
Photo courtesy of Paul Natkin

Hall of Fame – The Who (inducted 5/26/17)

Inducted on May 26, 2017

First song played on the Loop: “Baba O’Riley”

Reasons for induction

Pete Townshend’s songwriting.
Created the “rock opera” with Tommy.
The “windmill.”
The thunder of Keith Moon.
An essential part of live rock history, from Woodstock through Live Aid and up until Desert Trip.

Iconic Chicago setlist – International Amphitheater (December 8, 1979)

I Can’t Explain
Baba O’Riley
The Punk and the Godfather
My Wife
Sister Disco
Behind Blue Eyes
Music Must Change
Who Are You
Pinball Wizard
See Me, Feel Me
Long Live Rock
My Generation
I Can See for Miles
Won’t Get Fooled Again

The Real Me
Dancing in the Street
Dance it Away
Young Man Blues
Road Runner
Big Boss Man
I’m a Man
I’m Your Hoochie Coochie Man
How Can You Do It Alone

30 Essential Who Tracks
My Generation (My Generation)
The Kids Are Alright (My Generation)
A Legal Matter (My Generation)
Boris the Spider (A Quick One)
A Quick One, While He’s Away (A Quick One)
I Can See for Miles (The Who Sell Out)
Pinball Wizard (Tommy)
Go to the Mirror! (Tommy)
I’m Free (Tommy)
We’re Not Gonna Take It (Tommy)
Baba O’Riley (Who’s Next)
Bargain (Who’s Next)
My Wife (Who’s Next)
Going Mobile (Who’s Next)
Behind Blue Eyes (Who’s Next)
Won’t Get Fooled Again (Who’s Next)
The Real Me (Quadrophenia)
5:15 (Quadrophenia)
Bell Boy (Quadrophenia)
Love, Reign o’er Me (Quadrophenia)
Slip Kid (The Who By Numbers)
Squeeze Box (The Who By Numbers)
Sister Disco (Who Are You)
Who Are You (Who Are You)
New Song (Who Are You)
You Better You Bet (Face Dances)
Another Tricky Day (Face Dances)
How Can You Do It Alone (Face Dances)
Athena (It’s Hard)
Eminence Front (It’s Hard)