A Sad Week For The Who


The passing in one week of two great and long-time friends of The Who – Mike Shaw and Chris Stamp – is hard to bear.


May they rest in peace.


Tributes will follow…..










26 thoughts on “A Sad Week For The Who”

  1. Dave Moross says:

    My sincere condolences to Pete and Roger, knowing what good friends Chris and Mike were to them for so many years. But now they’re raising hell with John and Keith. Play your hearts out in Detroit tonight.

  2. Sharon Mudd says:

    I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts are with you. sm

  3. Melissa & Gary Hurley says:

    Mike was such a gentlemen. He always had a smile on his face. He will truly be missed. RIP.

  4. Monica Guerrieri says:

    I am so very sorry to hear about this. I have just yesterday finished reading Pete’s autobiography and now feel as if I know them both. Horrible. My sympathies to their loved ones wherever they are in the world.

  5. Alain Bolduc says:

    To Pete and Roger,

    I’m so sorry to learn of the passing of these two good friends.

    In Montreal on tuesday, Roger had a thought for Chris just before you started Tea and Theater at the end of the show and I wish things had turned out differently for him.

    I can hardly imagine how difficult this time must be for both of you and hope all the love your fans have been showing you and will continue to show you throughout the current tour and beyond, as well as the love and support of your family and many other friends will bring you some solace.

    From what little I know of Chris and Mike, they both led wonderful lives and would probably want for you to continue and do the same, touching as many lives in a positive way as you can.

    I will leave you with a few words of wisdom from another great who passed several years ago.



  6. Susan M says:

    So sad to hear about your loss as they have done a lot for the Who in the past, my condolences to the band, and may hey both rest in peace.

  7. Vernon Brewer says:

    I knew Chris and Mike very well. The world will be a much sadder place without them. I am going to Mikes funeral service on 30th. Nov. in Cornwall, but I have no information about Chris’s arrangements. If anyone knows, I would be very grateful if they would post it on this website.

    A very sad Vernon Brewer

  8. Steve Ozark says:

    Our family’s heart goes out to you both and to Chris’ and Mike’s families. Not enough to say thank you for giving your hearts to us tonight in Detroit. Your passion and dedication brought our family closer together in an evening we will always treasure.

    1. Steve Ozark says:

      Our family’s heart goes out to you both and to Chris’ and Mike’s families. Not enough to say thank you your band and cre for giving your hearts to us tonight in Detroit. Your passion and dedication brought our family closer together in an evening we will always treasure.

  9. Danny McCullen says:

    My Grand Mother once told me God never puts more on your shoulders,than you can bear. This has served me well over the years. Thoughts and prayers to all.

  10. Andrew Downing says:

    While our encounter with Chris was brief at the Double “D” (thank you Roger)our sincere condolences go out to Roger, the band and the families. Rest in Peace Chris. Andrew and Melinda.

  11. Steve says:

    My wife and I saw the show at the “The Joe” last night. Words can’t describe how much we enjoyed it. We 1st saw you in 1979 at the Pontiac Silver Dome. That was our 1st and only big venue rock show until last night.(Still feel 33 years younger this morning). Sorry to hear of your personal losses of the past week but it seems all our own personal shows must go on until their appointed end. Keep getting OLDER and ROCKIN like that.

  12. mark bishop says:

    very sad to here the passing of mike Shaw. i have met him several times through my dad peter Fugler. mike was a realy nice guy very sad news. rest in peace mike and chris.

  13. paul platz says:

    Chris and Pete were the only members of the rock world to pay tribute to the passing on of my wife, Mafalda,this is a really sad time,too many of the good world gone, peace to the living
    paul platz

  14. Rheon Jones says:

    Sorry for your loss, guys. The Who is an amazing journey.

  15. Mark says:

    Was at the Joe Sat. night. Sorry for your loss. Thank you for a great show despite your heavy hearts. You are still the greatest rock and roll band ever.

  16. Sjoerd (Sjoko) Koppert says:

    R.I.P. Mike and Chris.
    Thought are with you and yours.

  17. Craig Armstead says:

    So sorry for your loss. I just finished Petes’ new book; ‘WHO I AM’, and loved it! It does seem these deaths follow a pattern of touring…but I don’t believe that has a thing to do with it of course. Thank you for soldiering along. I hope it helps some. I for one can’t wait to see you tomorrow night. We’ll be in “Gods’ seats”, so as you play to us, and the rest of the “Gods”, please know we’ll being thinking of you for more than the wonderful tunes! God Bless. Peace, LOVE and admiration.

  18. Gail Gordon says:

    Dear Pete and Roger,

    So sad to hear about Chris. I just finished reading Pete’s book and as a result became much more familiar with the incredible impact Chris and Kit had on the band’s development.

    The Who have always been my favorite rock band. While I may live stateside now, I am and always will be a Livapudlian. My heart is in the UK.

    Blessings to you both. Please stay healthy and happy.

    Best regards,

    Gail Gordon

  19. Sara says:

    Love you, Roger & Petey! *big hugs*

  20. nigel says:

    sorry for our loss – great show – thank you!

  21. Gene says:

    I am very saddened to learn of the passing of these gents this past week. My condolences to the band.

  22. JOHN MEARS says:

    When i drove for moon in 1970 the first person i meet in the org was mike shaw the first time i went to the office (TRACK)he was a lovley person,and in the late 70s when i moved to cornwall, i found him living a mile from me ,we became great friends and went to see the boys play, and would recive VIP treatmeat thanks to mike,i will miss him dearly….

  23. Rob says:

    Everyone talks about Brian Epstein, Col Tom, Don Arden etc but to me Chris and Kit were leaders in their field and its so sad to lose Chris. RIP

  24. Alan says:

    Real awful news you guys have had recently .we are all thinking of you at this sad time…Bless The Who.

  25. Marian says:

    Today I was thinking about Mike and wondered how he was doing. So long since I had seen him. I remember him from before the crash and days that I used to hitch out to Stoke Mandeville Hospital to see him. (money was short) only to be caught one afternoon by Roger who read us the riot act for doing such a risky thing.
    Then he got a flat at Notting Hill and I lived close by so saw him a lot then. He was always such good company and he even let me paint a mural on the wall at his Notting Hill flat.
    I will always remember him with love and am so sad to hear that he has passed on.
    Before the crash you would see him at Who gigs hanging off bits of the stage, always running about and so agile.
    After the crash he was still immersed in the music and still had that rather wicked sense of humour.

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