Artist: The Who
Canvas Size: 50 x 35
Medium: Stretched Archival Giclee on Canvas
Edition: Open Edition.
About the Edition: In the early 1960s, Roger Daltrey met John Entwistle walking down the street with a bass guitar slung over his shoulder and asked him to join his band called
The Detours, which he had formed the year before. After a few weeks, Entwistle suggested Townshend as an additional guitarist. In those early days The Detours
played a variety of music, whilst becoming influenced by American blues and country music, playing mostly rhythm and blues. The line-up consisted of Daltrey
as lead guitarist, Townshend on rhythm guitar, Entwistle as the band’s bass guitarist, Doug Sandom on drums, and Colin Dawson as vocalist. With the departure
of Dawson, Daltrey moved to performing as lead vocalist, and Townshend, with Entwistle’s encouragement, became the sole guitarist.
The band sought a recording contract, but were told they needed a better drummer. In 1964, Sandom left the group. Keith Moon approached the band about
their open position for a drummer, and was given the opportunity to perform after their interval. After accidentally smashing up the drum kit when he sat in, he
was invited to join the band. The Detours changed their name to The Who in February 1964, and, with the arrival of Moon that year, the line-up was complete.