70s

The Story of The Who - 1972

January/February

Pete makes a pilgrimage to the tomb of Meher Baba in India.   16 June ‘Join Together’ released. It reaches number nine in the UK charts and number 17 in the US.

11 August

16-date European tour opens in Frankfurt, The Who’s only live appearances of the year and their last until October 1973.

9 September

The Who perform in Paris at the Fete de l’Humanite before 400,000 fans, their biggest ever audience.

25 November

‘Relay’, the third Who single in succession not to have been lifted from an album is released. It reaches number 21 in the UK and 39 in America.

December

Producer Lou Reizner’s orchestral version of Tommy released. Members of The Who join an all-star cast for a live performance of Reizner’s Tommy at the Rainbow Theatre in London.