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Anyway, Anyhow, Anywhere: The Complete Chronicle of THE WHO 1958–1978 Paperback – June 2, 2009


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  • Paperback: 304 pages
  • Publisher: Sterling (June 2, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1402766912
  • ISBN-13: 978-1402766916
  • Product Dimensions: 0.9 x 8.9 x 8.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.4 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,031,766 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Although the Who was one of the most popular British rock bands of the 1960s and '70s, it hasn't been documented as thoroughly as such others as the Beatles and the Rolling Stones. Now it is, thanks to indefatigable researchers Neill and Kent, who go beyond what the fans are familiar with into the obsessive detail of a day-by-day chronicle listing concerts, recording sessions, record releases, and other events, illustrated by copious photographs and other memorabilia. The book begins in the late '50s, when the band's musicians began playing together in "trad jazz" bands, and continues to the phenomenal success of their groundbreaking rock opera Tommy and subsequent emergence as one of the world's most popular acts, filling stadiums on both sides of the Atlantic. Neill and Kent wisely wrap things up with the death of drummer Keith Moon in 1978. Many feel the band should have done the same thing, but it continues performing to huge crowds of loyal fans who will appreciate this painstaking chronicle. Gordon Flagg
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"'A fascinating day-by-day account of the band's history' Q 'As definitive as definitive gets' Maxim" --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.

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29 of 29 people found the following review helpful By Mark Lewisohn on October 13, 2002
Format: Hardcover
This book is among the crème de la crème of all rock books and the product of sensational original research. The work that Neill and Kent must have put in to uncover all this information and these breathtaking illustrations, many of them never seen before, is simply awesome to consider. The result is no mere list but an absorbing, factually spot-on history, a living, breathing, driving account of the lives of four fascinating and highly original young men. Entwistle, Daltrey, Townshend and Moonie - this is/was your lives. (I heard the authors met with Entwistle and presented him their book just a couple of days before the guitarist died. He returned the compliment by enjoying a long look through the book and signing them a generous message in one of their copies.) This book is not cheap to buy but it is simply packed with love and devotion. Treat yourself.
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18 of 18 people found the following review helpful By Bargain on September 18, 2002
Format: Hardcover
This book beautifully shows the rise, the highlights and ultimately the fall (with Keith Moon's death)of the very best band ever!
Both in words and vision it follows the band, with their payed concerts as a guide-line.
A lot of the images in it are shown for the very first time, which makes it a unique document in itself.
As said by the authors, The Who were not as televised, interviewed, and exposed in a way for example The Beatles and The Rolling Stones were in those early days.
Which makes this book a great effort!
Ofcourse this is must-read for Who-fans, but it is also a great
document for anyone who is interested in music-history, or the social movements seen in Britain in the sixties and seventies.
Buy it!
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15 of 15 people found the following review helpful By Philip S. Wolf on March 24, 2008
Format: Paperback
As an happy owner of many, many books about The Who and Townshend, Moon, Entwistle and Daltrey, this coffee table style hardbound edition is one of the better things out there available for purchase.

This book, serves as an timeline of all things: "Who" from 1958-1978 {When Keith passed away, it has never really been The Who, since that Time onwards.} At 304 pages, this day-by-day diary of the band, is very good, and the information included herein will give lot's of insight for new fans of this great group. But, for us: 'ol-timers', the wealth of the contents of: "Anyway, Anyhow, Anywhwere", lies in the photos and graphic work that has been included here. Lot's of this material has not been reproduced outside of England since the sixties and seventies, and even all you hard-core, Who fanatics out there, HAVE NOT seen a lot of these wonderful photo's before.

Again, there are plenty of books about: The Who and it's members on the shelves, and you should shop around to see which one is for you. But, if I were to rate any Who book as perfect for your living room coffee table, this one along with: "The Who~Maximum R&B" by Richard Barnes, would indeed fill that purpose just fine.

This is a big, fun, meaty. beaty & bouncy, visual history of The Who.
Four Stars !!!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on January 7, 2003
Format: Hardcover
I thouroughly enjoy looking through this detailed day to day story of The Who. I have a similarly styled book on the Stones and this one of The Who is infinitely better. Whenever I have free time I look through this fantastic book and I am utterly amazed at it's thouroughness and, simply put, it is a great delight to read. The writing is superb and interesting and the photographs are of top quality. My compliments go out to the authors.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By SuperAmanda on January 10, 2008
Format: Paperback
The greatest band of all time and the greatest live rock and roll band chronicled meticulously in an incredible book!!! A MUST HAVE!!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By M. Olson on March 6, 2014
Format: Hardcover
This thing is a monster. Huge. Almost a big as Pete's ego! It commands attention. Chronicles Who history from the late 50's to Moon's death. A wealth of information and insight. Glorious color pictures. It's beautiful.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By C. Frank on May 8, 2004
Format: Hardcover
I would only recomend this book to collectors simply because of the overwhelming amount of trivial information in it. (though being an avid Who fan myself, i loved every word of it...)
However if you are willing to spend the money it is a beautiful book, filled with hundreds of high quality photos of the band and various who-related memerobillia. The information is sorted chronologically(day by day) and includes only the years when Keith played with the Who. The information ranges from day to day events (concerts, appearances) to more behind-the-scenes information, including direct quotes from band members, etc. Do not buy this book expecting any sort of sensationalism, it is very matter of fact and does not delve deeply into the personal lives of the band members.
Despite all that, I thought this book was worth every penny and have greatly enjoyed it. It is a wonderful look at the progression of The Who and their music.
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By L. King on February 3, 2013
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
This was a great book! Specifics on their daily lives and concerts, which were very informative. A must for a Who fan.
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