The Who‘s storied live career will be examined in the eagerly anticipated new book, The Who: Concert Memories From The Classic Years, 1964-1976, by author Edoardo Genzolini. The 300-page tome is set for publication on May 28th, 2022.

According to the press release:

How many know the stories of those fans affected by their music and live performances, or the angst and insecurities that drove bandleader Pete Townshend to new heights during this time?

Who saw Pete Townshend handing his guitar from the stage to a grateful fan, and what happened next? Or who has seen photos of bassist John Entwistle being anything but the “Quiet One”? 

Or what happened backstage at Woodstock and the Monterey Pop Festival? This book offers what Pete Townshend himself describes as an “intriguing and extremely insightful take on the Who and myself.” 

The reader will be thrown into untold stories, hundreds of previously unpublished photographs, and uncirculated recordings clarifying the misinformation, myths, and legends. It’s a labor of love from a fan for fans that gives voice to a collective consciousness that might otherwise fall silent over time.


  • Recently issued was a special Record Store Day release —The Who – A Quick Live One. The set wasn’t released by the band, but by the Monterey International Pop Festival Foundation label, which has also been behind issuing Otis Redding‘s groundbreaking set from the festival.
  • The Who’s setlist on June 18th, 1967 at the Monterey County Fairgrounds was“Substitute,” “Summertime Blues,” “Pictures Of Lily,” “A Quick One (While He’s Away),” “Happy Jack,” and “My Generation.”

CHECK IT OUT: The Who on August 329th, 1970 performing “Pinball Wizard” at the Isle Of Wight Festival: