Talk:The Who

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Good article The Who has been listed as one of the Music good articles under the good article criteria. If you can improve it further, please do so. If it no longer meets these criteria, you can reassess it.

Lasers helped influence special effects for a film?[edit]

Can it be added that The Who helped influence special effects for the 1979 classic horror film Alien? I have it on good authority and reference that they unwittingly helped influence special effects for the egg chamber scene, which was being filmed on a soundstage next door to The Who who were testing lasers for an upcoming show, by using blue lasers? References: — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 17:53, 25 June 2014 (UTC)

Who concert dates[edit]

Hello I was researching your dates to find out exactly when I attended a Who concert in Bakersfield, CA in 1973. It was at the coliseum I believe. I did not see the dates but it was around October I think. I'm 54 so it's been awhile but I'm positive about the year. Thank you. (talk) 05:05, 12 July 2014 (UTC)Ginger

According to Neill & Kent, the best source (imho) for gig dates, the only 1973 dates in California were in November - the Cow Palace, San Francisco on 20 (the infamous gig where Moon collapsed and Scott Halpin stood in) and the Inglewood Forum, Los Angeles on 22-23. Ritchie333 (talk) (cont) 12:30, 8 August 2014 (UTC)

Touring members[edit]

There's too much unverifiable content in this section to meet the GA criteria, so I've removed everything that does not appear to be cited elsewhere in the main prose. If you want to re-add it, please supply a reliable source that confirms the touring member's participation. Cheers. Ritchie333 (talk) (cont) 10:05, 5 August 2014 (UTC)


I think it would be a good idea to just include Rock and Pop, or perhaps just rock, in the Infobox, rather than all these subgenres which currently fill it. The guidelines do say to be general after all, and the Who's genres can be expanded on in the 'Musical style' section of the article.Poppermost2014 (talk) 16:50, 7 August 2014 (UTC)

I think we should get @Dan56: into this discussion, as he's done a lot of these, but frankly every time I see somebody fiddle with genres in an infobox I want to get myself a stiff drink. We can do with "Rock" for The Who, that's fine, possibly "Pop" is acceptable because their early singles such as I'm a Boy and Happy Jack are certainly related to that genre, or even "Power pop". Beyond that, I'd get rid of everything else. Ritchie333 (talk) (cont) 17:24, 7 August 2014 (UTC)