List of the Who band members

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This page is a list of the various personnel and line-ups that have been a part of the English rock band the Who, from their origin as the Detours in 1962 to the present day.

Personnel[edit]

Timeline
1964–1978
1979–1988
1989–2002
  • Roger Daltrey
  • Pete Townshend
  • John Entwistle
2002–present
  • Roger Daltrey
  • Pete Townshend

Members[edit]

Current members
  • Roger Daltrey – lead vocals, harmonica, rhythm guitar (1964-1982, 1985, 1988, 1989, 1996-1997, 1999-present)
  • Pete Townshend – lead guitar, backing and lead vocals (1964-1982, 1985, 1988, 1989, 1996-1997, 1999-present)
Former members
  • John Entwistle – bass, backing and lead vocals (1964-1982, 1985, 1988, 1989, 1996-1997, 1999-2002; died 2002)
  • Keith Moon – drums, occasional vocals (1964-1978; died 1978)
  • Kenney Jones – drums (1978-1982, 1985, 1988)

Long-standing touring members[edit]

Fully detailed timeline[edit]

The Detours
(1962–January 1963)
  • Colin Dawson – lead vocals
  • Roger Daltrey – lead guitar, backing vocals
  • Pete Townshend – rhythm guitar
  • John Entwistle – bass, backing vocals
  • Doug Sandom – drums
The Detours
(January–December 1963)
  • Gabby Connolly – lead vocals
  • Roger Daltrey – lead guitar, backing vocals
  • Pete Townshend – rhythm guitar
  • John Entwistle – bass, backing vocals
  • Doug Sandom – drums
The Detours
(December 1963 – February 1964)
The High Numbers
(February 1964 – April 1964)
  • Roger Daltrey – lead vocals, harmonica
  • Pete Townshend – guitar, backing vocals
  • John Entwistle – bass, backing vocals
  • Doug Sandom – drums
The Who
(April 1964 – September 1978)
  • Roger Daltrey – lead vocals, harmonica
  • Pete Townshend – guitar, keyboards, backing and lead vocals
  • John Entwistle – bass, backing and lead vocals
  • Keith Moon – drums, occasional vocals[1]
Keith Moon dies
(7 September 1978)
The Who
Who Are You Tour
(1979–1980)
  • Roger Daltrey – lead vocals, harmonica
  • Pete Townshend – guitar, backing and lead vocals
  • John Entwistle – bass, backing and lead vocals
  • Kenney Jones – drums

with

The Who
Face Dances Tour
(1981)
  • Roger Daltrey – lead vocals, harmonica
  • Pete Townshend – guitar, backing and lead vocals
  • John Entwistle – bass, backing and lead vocals
  • Kenney Jones – drums

with

  • John "Rabbit" Bundrick – keyboards
The Who
It's Hard Tour
(1982)
  • Roger Daltrey – lead vocals, rhythm guitar, harmonica
  • Pete Townshend – lead guitar, backing and lead vocals
  • John Entwistle – bass, backing and lead vocals
  • Kenney Jones – drums

with

Hiatus
(1983–1988)
One-off performances
at Live Aid (1985) and the
BPI Awards Ceremony (1988)
  • Roger Daltrey – lead vocals, harmonica
  • Pete Townshend – guitar, backing vocals
  • John Entwistle – bass
  • Kenney Jones – drums

with

  • John "Rabbit" Bundrick – keyboards
The Who
25th Anniversary Tour
(1989)
  • Roger Daltrey – lead vocals, rhythm guitar, harmonica
  • Pete Townshend – lead, acoustic, and rhythm guitar, backing and lead vocals
  • John Entwistle – bass, occasional vocals

with

One-off performance at the
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
Induction Ceremony (1990)
  • Roger Daltrey – lead vocals
  • Pete Townshend – guitar, backing vocals
  • John Entwistle – bass

with

Hiatus
(1990–1995)
The Who
Quadrophenia Tour
(1996–1997)
  • Roger Daltrey – lead vocals, rhythm guitar, harmonica,
  • Pete Townshend – lead and rhythm guitar, backing and lead vocals
  • John Entwistle – bass

with

  • John "Rabbit" Bundrick – keyboards
  • Zak Starkey – drums
  • Simon Townshend – rhythm and lead guitar, backing vocals
  • Jon Carin – keyboards
  • Jody Linscott – percussion
  • Dennis Farias – horn section
  • Nick Lane – horn section
  • Roy Wiegand – horn section
  • Simon Gardner – trumpet
  • Neil Sidwell – trombone
  • Billy Nicholls – backing vocals, musical director
The Who
(1999–February 2002)
  • Roger Daltrey – lead vocals, rhythm guitar, harmonica
  • Pete Townshend – lead guitar, backing and lead vocals
  • John Entwistle – bass, occasional vocals

with

  • John "Rabbit" Bundrick – keyboards[2]
  • Zak Starkey – drums
The Who
(February–June 2002)[3]
  • Roger Daltrey – lead vocals, harmonica
  • Pete Townshend – lead guitar, backing vocals
  • John Entwistle – bass

with

  • John "Rabbit" Bundrick – keyboards
  • Simon Townshend – rhythm guitar, backing vocals
  • Zak Starkey – drums
John Entwistle dies
(27 June 2002)
The Who
(July 2002–2012)
  • Roger Daltrey – lead vocals, rhythm guitar, harmonica
  • Pete Townshend – lead guitar, backing and lead vocals

with

  • John "Rabbit" Bundrick – keyboards[4][5]
  • Zak Starkey – drums[6]
  • Simon Townshend – rhythm guitar, backing vocals
  • Pino Palladino – bass[6]
The Who
Quadrophenia and More Tour
(November 2012–February 2013)
  • Roger Daltrey – lead vocals, rhythm guitar, harmonica
  • Pete Townshend – lead guitar, backing and lead vocals

with

  • Zak Starkey – drums (Except from 5 February – 14 February 2013 and from 8 June – 8 July 2013)
  • Scott Devours  - drums (From 5 February – 14 February 2013 and from 8 June – 8 July 2013)
  • Simon Townshend – rhythm guitar backing vocals
  • Pino Palladino – bass
  • Frank Simes – keyboards, backing vocals, musical director
  • Loren Gold – keyboards
  • John Corey – piano, keyboards
  • J. Greg Miller - brass
  • Reggie Grisham - brass
The Who
(2014–2016)
  • Roger Daltrey – lead vocals, rhythm guitar, harmonica
  • Pete Townshend – lead guitar, backing and lead vocals

with

  • Zak Starkey – drums
  • Simon Townshend – rhythm guitar, backing vocals
  • Pino Palladino – bass
  • Frank Simes – keyboards, backing vocals musical director
  • Loren Gold – keyboards
  • John Corey – keyboards
The Who
(2017-present)
  • Roger Daltrey – lead vocals, rhythm guitar, harmonica
  • Pete Townshend – lead guitar, backing and lead vocals

with

  • Zak Starkey – drums
  • Simon Townshend – rhythm guitar, backing vocals
  • Jon Button – bass
  • Frank Simes - keyboards, backing vocals, musical director
  • Loren Gold – keyboards
  • John Corey – keyboards

Timeline[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Keith Moon lost consciousness during a show in San Francisco on 20 November 1973, and was substituted for by audience member Scot Halpin.
  2. ^ John Bundrick was not able to join the band at The Concert for New York City in 2001, and was substituted for by Jon Carin.
  3. ^ This line-up rehearsed for the 2002 tour, but did not actually perform in concert, as John Entwistle died shortly before the first show of the tour.
  4. ^ John Bundrick was tending to his terminally ill wife between November 2006 and March 2007 and was substituted for by his keyboard tech Brian Kehew.
  5. ^ Brian Kehew was unable to join the band on 8 November 2006, and was substituted for by J.J. Blair.
  6. ^ a b Zak Starkey and Pino Palladino were not able to join the band at Live8 in 2005, and were substituted for by Steve White and Damon Minchella of The Players.

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