The Story of The Who - 1979


It is announced that ex-Faces and Small Faces drummer Kenney Jones will replace Keith Moon as The Who’s drummer.

2 May

The Who return to the stage at London’s Rainbow with Kenney Jones and John ‘Rabbit’ Bundrick on keyboards.

24 June

The Kids Are Alright LP and film released.

16 August

The film of Quadrophenia, starring Phil Daniels, is released.

18 August

The Who headline their own show at Wembley Stadium, their biggest ever UK appearance.

13-18 September

The Who play five straight nights at New York’s Madison Square Garden.

30 November

The start of a US tour for the new look Who.

3 December

Eleven fans die at Cincinnati’s Riverfront Coliseum during a fan stampede when the doors are opened before a Who concert.

28 December

The Who appear at Hammersmith Odeon during the Concerts for Kampuchea.