211 The Who – Who’s Next

By 1970, the Who had obtained significant critical and commercial success branching out to one of the first rock opera’s Tommy but they had started to become detached from their original youthful mod/rocker audience with their heady ambitions projects. The group had also started to drift apart from manager Kit Lambert, owing to his preoccupation with their label, Track Records. After they had been touted as one if not the best live band and releasing a live album to back it up, Pete Townshend in particular recognized that they needed to do something new.

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