80s

The Story of The Who - 1981

January/March

The Who undertake their longest ever UK tour.

5 March

The Who make a rare appearance on Top Of The Pops to promote their new single ‘You Better You Bet’, which reaches number nine in the UK and number 10 in the US.

6 March

Face Dances, The Who’s first LP without Keith Moon, released in UK.

28 March

The Who’s concert at Essen Grughalle is televised throughout Europe.

7 April

Kit Lambert, The Who’s original co-manager, dies at his London home. From the mid-seventies The Who have been managed by Bill Curbishley.

1 May

Phases – a boxed set package of nine Who albums from My Generation to Who Are You – is released.