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The Who (Keith Moon; Pete Townshend; John Entwistle; Roger Daltrey)

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The Who (Keith Moon; Pete Townshend; John Entwistle; Roger Daltrey)

by Colin Jones
Iris print, January 1966
18 3/8 in. x 13 in. (467 mm x 330 mm)
Purchased, 2002
Photographs Collection
NPG x125447

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Left to right: Keith Moon, (1947-1978) (drums), Pete Townshend (b.1945) (guitar), John Entwistle (1944-2002) (bass), and Roger Daltrey (b.1944) (vocals). The Who, first managed by Kit Lambert and Chris Stamp, were Britain's most successful, guitar-breaking Mod Group. Photographed for the cover of The Observer magazine between their hits My Generation (November 1965) and Substitute (March 1966) at a Manchester airport hotel. Jones, a dancer turned photographer, (once married to Lynn Seymour), best known for his gritty black and white photographs of Northern life, improvised the background in the dreary hotel room, by borrowing the Union jack flag from a nearby airport flag-pole.

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  • , p. 125
  • Whitaker, Robert, Beatles to Bowie: the 60s exposed, 2009 (accompanying the exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery from 15 October 2009 - 24 January 2010), p. 125

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