40s

The Story of The Who - 1944

June 7

The Who perform in the grounds of Knebworth House in the UK.

June 17

The Who return to Leeds University to play a concert in the refectory, the same venue they performed at on February 14, 1970, at which the legendary Live At Leeds LP was recorded. Pete and Roger unveil a plaque in the group’s honour.

June/July

The Who perform a series of concert throughout the UK and continental Europe, several of them at major outdoor festivals.

July 17

The Wire And Glass EP is released, containing six new Who recordings as a taster for the forthcoming Endless Wire album.

September/October

The Who perform 18 concerts throughout the US and Canada including two at New York’s Madison Square Garden.

October 30

Endless Wire, the first album of new material to be released by The Who since It’s Hard in 1982, is released. It was recorded at Pete Townshend’s home studio and Eel Pie Oceanic between autumn 2002 and summer 2006.

November

A 20-city US and Canadian tour opens with two concerts at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles.