Join Together (song)

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"Join Together"
Single by The Who
B-side "Baby Don't You Do It" (Live)
Released 16 June 1972 (UK)
8 July 1972 (US)
Format 7" single
Recorded 22 May 1971 at Olympic Studios, London
Genre Rock
Length 4:22
Label Track Records/MCA
Writer(s) Pete Townshend
Producer(s) The Who
Glyn Johns
The Who singles chronology
"Behind Blue Eyes"
(1971)
"Join Together"
(1972)
"Relay"
(1972)

"Join Together" is a song by British rock band The Who.

Promotion[edit]

A video shot in June 1972 shortly after completing the song featured The Who miming to playback in front of an excited audience. Roger Daltrey and Keith Moon play Jew's harps and Pete Townshend and John Entwistle play chord and bass harmonicas respectively to mime to all those instruments played by Townshend. Also during the video, Townshend and Daltrey's hands are bandaged.

Live performances[edit]

The song was first performed live on The Who's By Numbers Tour from 1975-1976, albeit more bluesy and abbreviated while attached to "My Generation"; it was played in this same arrangement early in the 1979 tour. It was performed once on the 1982 tour as well, tagged on to the end of "Magic Bus".[1] For the 1989 tour, it was brought back, this time in the same arrangement as the studio version. On 13 January 2011, the band played this song with guests Debbie Harry, Jeff Beck and Bryan Adams as the show-closer for the Concert for Killing Cancer benefit show. It has also been played at almost every show of their ongoing The Who Hits 50! world tour. [2]

Releases[edit]

It was released as a single in 1972, and was one of three non-album singles relating to the aborted Lifehouse project, along with "Let's See Action" and "Relay".

It was included on several compilations, including The Who: The Ultimate Collection and 20th Century Masters: The Millennium Collection: The Best of The Who.

Chart positions[edit]

It reached number 9 on the British singles chart and number 17 on the US Billboard Hot 100.

Musicians[edit]

UK/US 7" single track listing[edit]

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