As The Who celebrate their 50th anniversary this year, we wanted to call attention to the dedicated work of Who fans and historians who have diligently documented the rich history of our favorite band over the years. The following websites are excellent resources that detail all aspects of The Who’s incredible career.
The Who This Month
Brian Cady’s excellent site documents the history of all things Who for the current month in 5 year increments. Lots of great content on this site every month!
Matt Kent is counting down the year with daily updates of events in Who history to the 50th anniversary of the release of I Can’t Explain on January 15, 2015. He also provides a comprehensive section of current Who news. Tune in every day to see what’s new!
Chris Charlesworth has been posting excellent blogs about his time with The Who when he worked as a journalist with Melody Maker, as well as the various work he has done with them over the years. These delightful stories take you behind the scenes of The Who in their halcyon days and provide intimate details of the band written from the perspective of a close friend of the Who family. This is journalism at its best!
The Who In The Studio
Benn Kempster has started up a new website dedicated to providing a comprehensive list of The Who’s recording history for all of their songs, which includes an interactive map of London recording studios. More sections keep getting added to this site, so check back often to see what’s new!
The Hypertext Who
One of the older fan sites covering Who history, this site is packed full of awesome content, including biographies, articles, interviews, discographies, liner notes, and guitar tabs.
The Who Concert Guide
Klemens Jager’s wonderful site contains details of every concert in Who history, including gigography’s for all the solo shows. The site provides easy searching for artists, songs, dates, venues and city.
WhiteFang’s Who Site
White Fang’s website hosts 1000’s of great photos and details of his extensive Who collection, including vinyl records, CDs, DVDs, videos, posters, books, tour programs, magazines, music books and sheet music.
Chris Charlesworth has provided the official Who site with history pages, including biographies and a discography. Fans have also posted reviews and photos for various gigs. Richard Evans provided the site artwork.
The Who Convention
Carrie Pratt runs the official Who Convention site for all fan conventions, past and present. This was the go to site for the 2010 and 2013 London Who Conventions, and is chock full of really great content!