70s

The Story of The Who - 1978

1978

May 25

The Who perform what was to be their last show with Keith before an invited audience at Shepperton Film Studios. It is filmed for inclusion in The Kids Are Alright.

July 14

‘Who Are You’ single released. It reaches number 18 in the UK charts and number 14 in the US.

July 30

Former Who publicist Peter Meaden is found dead at home.

August 1

Who fans ‘Irish’ Jack Lyon, Steve Margo and Peter Johns organise a Who memorabilia exhibition, Who’s Who at the ICA in The Mall, London, that is attended by Pete and Keith.

August 18

Who Are You LP released.

September 7

Keith Moon dies in his Mayfair flat from an accidental overdose of pills he had been taking to aid alcohol withdrawal. An open verdict is recorded. The rock world mourns one of its favourite sons.

September 8

The Who vow to continue.

September 30

Production of the Quadrophenia film commences.