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The Who Release Photography Collection
Proud Galleries London are celebrating half a century of one of the most infamous rock bands by presenting the ‘Fifty Years of The Who’ Collection.

Renowned photographer Colin Jones has chronicled the life of the band after a friendship built between himself and The Who. They gave him unlimited access to them backstage, on the road and at home, enabling him to capture the on-stage antics of Keith Moon thrashing his drums, Pete Jones with the guitars he destroyed whilst performing, and John Entwistle practicing for the shows on his guitar, whilst his mother darned his socks (pictured below).

Formed in 1964, The Who have had a lengthy and successful career, with tracks such as ‘I’m Free’, ‘In The City’, ‘My Generation’, and the album ‘Quadrophenia’ putting them firmly on the map. The group last released an album in 2012, a compilation named ‘Pinball Wizard: The Collection’ which went Gold.

Roger Daltrey recently spoke about the end of The Who, saying that 2015 would be their last full set of live tours as they scale back their operation. "We cannot keep going on doing these month-after-month, long, extended tours, it's extremely hard, hard work, just the grind of it. So we have to be realistic. The band got better reviews on our last tour (the 2012-13 'Quadrophenia & More' trek) than we had for years. It was incredibly enjoyable. It was incredibly exhausting, and we have to be realistic about our age. But it's not going to be the last thing The Who will do." He also added, "We're going to be doing events. We're going to be doing shows. We might do other things, more experimental. We might decide to do something in a theatre, some small production where we sit down for two or three weeks in one town; that could be managed 'cause we're not schlepping our bodies from city to city. The joy of the stage is wonderful, but the traveling every day is exhausting."

The gallery will display the collection from 5th February - 23rd March 2014.

Published: 21 December 2013