The Who: My Generation


This was written by Pete Townshend and released as a single on October 29, 1965. It reached No 2 in Britain, the group’s highest placing in this country, and No 74 in America. It was named 11th in Rolling Stone’s 500 Greatest Songs of All Time.

Here is a live performance from 1967, complete with guitar smashing, which looks rather idiotic now (and it did at the time).

They did an extended version on their 1970 album Live at Leeds. I was given this for my 21st birthday.

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