It was 45 years ago this month that Pete Townshed, Roger Daltrey, Keith Moon, and John Entwhistle–the four members of one of the most legendary bands in rock history, [lastfm]The Who[/lastfm]–recorded their timeless classic “My Generation.” This was not only an anthem for their peers, but has remained relevant for generations that have followed. The song has also been recognized by both the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and the Grammy Hall of Fame for its historic significance.
When the band stopped by NYC radio station WNEW in April 1978, they were putting the finishing touches on the album Who Are You. This classic interview from the WNEW vaults also marks as one of the last interviews with drummer Keith Moon, who died a few months later.
It is almost chilling to hear WNEW’s Scott Muni talk with Keith about his health:
The band discusses Who Are You:
Three hilarious vacation stories from Keith, Roger, and Pete:
September 15th, 1967: The Who perform “My Generation” on The Smothers Brothers show. Some say the end of this video contributed to Pete’s hearing loss:
Check out more classic WNEW interviews.