The Great Christmas 2017 Who Quiz!

Thanks everyone who entered our Great Christmas 2017 Who Quiz.

The Quiz has now ended and we have three winners who will each receive merchandise bundles from The Who Store.

Our three lucky winners are:




We hope you enjoyed the quiz. Many of you got all twelve correct answers but we had to choose just three of you at random. Do let us know if you enjoyed the quiz as we may well run another in the not-too-distant future. All entrants will be sent a discount code for The Who Store. Meanwhile, here are the answers:



Q: Kit Lambert recorded The Who playing live on two consecutive nights in the 1960s at which fabled US venue? And when?

A: Kit recorded The Who live at Bill Graham’s new venue, the Fillmore East in New York City on April 5 and 6, 1968. (The group were also recorded at the Winterland Ballroom, San Francisco on February 23 and 24, 1968 but on those nights Kit just supervised the recording.)


Q: Keith Moon co-wrote the instrumental ‘Dogs Part Two’, which appears on the B-side of ‘Pinball Wizard’. Who were his two co-writers on this track?

A: Keith’s co-writers on ‘Dogs Part Two’ were Pete’s spaniel, Towser and John’s Irish wolfhound, Jason.


Q: Who gets a name-check in The Who’s 2014 single ‘Be Lucky’?

A: AC/DC do, along with Daft Punk (who had a hit with ‘Get Lucky’) and ‘Little’ Kylie [Minogue] (who had a hit with ‘I Should Be So Lucky’). Incidentally that’s Pete’s voice on the record doing the squeaky Kylie voice!


Q: Who did Pete see at the end of the recording of ‘Happy Jack’?

A: Pete saw Keith, who had been banished from the studio whilst the other three did their vocals. But Keith sneaked back in at the end, hence Pete’s comment, “I saw yer!”


Q: Who played drums on The Who’s 1991 version of Elton John’s ‘Saturday Night’s Alright For Fighting’?

A: The drums were played by a Fairlight synthesiser which had been programmed by producer Jon Astley.


Q: What’s the title of the only song that Pete Townshend and Roger Daltrey ever wrote together.

A: ‘Anyway, Anyhow, Anywhere’.


Q: Who played drums in The Who Orchestra?

A: The Who Orchestra appeared on the B-side of The Who’s third issue of ‘Substitute’ in March 1966 with an instrumental called ‘Waltz For A Pig’ – an apparent dig at Shel Talmy. The track was written by Harry Butcher which was a pseudonym for drummer Ginger Baker. The Who Orchestra were in fact the Graham Bond Organisation who were Graham Bond (organ), Dick Heckstall-Smith (saxophone), Mike Falana (trumpet) and Ginger Baker (drums).


Q: What inspired Pete Townshend to compose the song ‘Sensation’ in Tommy?

A: ‘Sensation’ was originally a song which Pete wrote for a girl called Rosie, whom he met on the ill-fated Who/Small Faces/Paul Jones tour of Australia in January 1968. Like Pete, Rosie was a follower of Indian mystic Meher Baba and presented Pete with a Meher Baba badge. Says Pete in his autobiography, “I was very affected by Rosie and wrote a song about her (that I never played for her) called ‘Sensation’.


Q: On  the original soundtrack to Ken Russell’s 1975 movie Tommy Keith Moon sang and played drums on ‘Uncle Ernie’ – or to give it its correct title, ‘Fiddle About’. But why didn’t he drum on any of the other tracks?

A: Because Keith was already committed to acting and starring in Michael Apted’s follow-up movie to That’ll Be The Day, entitled Stardust. He was also spending time in Los Angeles guesting on Harry Nilsson’s John Lennon-produced album Pussy Cats.


Q: The Who performed at Woodstock in the early hours of Sunday August 17, 1969. Where did they play next?

A: Having performed at Woodstock in front of an audience estimated at around 450,000, five days later The Who performed at the Music Hall in Shrewsbury, Shropshire, England in front of an audience of approximately 250.


Q: In an interview with Tommy Smothers, where did Roger Daltrey claim he was from?

A: When asked where he was from on the Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour on CBS Television in September 1967, Roger replied that he was from Oz.


Q: Who was Henry Pond and by what name was he known to his friends?

A: Henry Pond was the central character in John Entwistle’s song ‘Medac’ which appears on The Who Sell Out album. According to John, Henry Pond ” ….  had a face like a currant bun. This adolescent little fella was nicknamed by his friends ‘Old Yella’ .”