The Who are one of England’s top rock and roll groups period. They came to America in the early 1960s in that tidal wave of groups, and have kept on growing, making better music all the time. Their latest release is a rock opera, Tommy, the story of a little deaf, dumb, and blind boy who becomes a pinball champion.
The group is Peter Townshend, lead guitar and major destructive element on stage (NB: The Who generally destroy their instruments at the end of performance); Roger Daltrey, lead singer and flute; Keith Moon, drums; and John Entwhistle, bass guitar.
The interview was done at the motel where they all were staying. It was a shuttle situation, as other people were attempting to interview, speak with, and generally also interact with The Who. First was Peter Townshend, then Keith and John together, then Roger who wanted to be last and also by himself…What follows is straight quotes without much, if any, commentary or interpolation; i.e. parenthetical laughs, etc.