Anyway Anyhow Anywhere

Anyway Anyhow Anywhere : The Definitive Diary of The Who

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In the beginning, Roger Daltrey, John Entwistle, Keith Moon and Pete Townshend - four distinctive individuals whose common bond was a shared passion for music - formed a rock band. Little did they suspect that over the course of two decades, The Who (as they came to be known) would establish themselves as one of the most influential rock groups of all time. Anyway Anyhow Anywhere: The Complete Chronicles of The Who 1958-1978 recounts the daily activities of The Who during that amazing journey, from their first stirrings as The Detours to their groundbreaking, earth-shattering work in the 1960s and 1970s, and culminating with the untimely death of the band's explosive drummer, Keith Moon. Compiled from a variety of primary sources (including band member reminisciences, diary entries, and the like) Anyway Anyhow Anywhere is the most complete and accurate account of the band's evolution ever written. Organised by year, each chapter of the book gives a concise overview of the band's development, and then presents in diary fashion exactly what they were doing, where they were doing it, and with whom. The book contains detailed information about concert tours, radio and television gigs, recording sessions, record releases (including U.K and U.S. variations), and solo activities, and provides insight into the group's professional and personal relationships. Also featured are quotes from band members, as well as individuals and associates who knew and worked with The Who throughout those years. Finally a unique collection of rare photographs and memorabilia (many previously unpublished) from every step in The Who's career (through 1978) puts the reader in the front row for one of the greatest rock acts ever to swagger onstage. Featuring a foreword by Roger Daltrey and former manager Chris Stamp, with text written by veteran Who biographers Andy Neill and Matt Kent, and illustrated with more that 650 black and white and full colour illustrations, Anyway Anyhow Anywhere the Complete Chronicle of The Who 1958 -1978 is the most dynamic, accurate and informative account of The Who's wild unforgettable ride to rock stardom ever assembled.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 322 pages
  • 285 x 287 x 29mm | 2,130g
  • Ebury Publishing
  • Virgin Books
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Revised
  • 2nd Revised edition
  • b&w colour illustrations
  • 0753510685
  • 9780753510681
  • 2,157,263

About Andy Neill

ANDY NEILL heard his first Who record in 1971 and has yet to fully recover. His knowledge of The Who inspired A Fortnight of Furore - a privately published account of the group's notorious Australasian tour - and afforded him the opportunity to pen the liner notes to the historically important BBC Sessions anthology. as a freelance author he has written extensively about popular music, including regular contributions to such globally distributed publications as Record Collector and Mojo. He cowrote, with Terry Rawlings and Keith Badman, Good Times Bad Times- the Definitive Diary of the Rolling Stones, and has assisted with several other bestselling rock biographies. Additionally, Andy is a keen historian of music in film and on television, acting as archive consultant to the U.K. Channel 4 documentaries Hellraisers, The Real Keith Moon, and The Real John Lennon. ATT KENT first saw The Who in 1971 and was instantly hooked. After witnessing their awesome power, he decided that there was only one career path for him to follow but went on to train as a civil engineer instead. As one of the organisers of Who conventions in the United Kingdom, Kent went on (along with Mark Donovan) toshow more

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In the beginning, Roger Daltrey, John Entwistle, Keith Moon and Pete Townshend - four distinctive individuals whose common bond was a shared passion for music - formed a rock band. Little did they suspect that over the course of two decades, The Who (as they came to be known) would establish themselves as one of the most influential rock groups of all time. Anyway Anyhow Anywhere: The Complete Chronicles of The Who 1958-1978 recounts the daily activities of The Who during that amazing journey, from their first stirrings as The Detours to their groundbreaking, earth-shattering work in the 1960s and 1970s, and culminating with the untimely death of the band's explosive drummer, Keith Moon. Compiled from a variety of primary sources (including band member reminisciences, diary entries, and the like) Anyway Anyhow Anywhere is the most complete and accurate account of the band's evolution ever written. Organised by year, each chapter of the book gives a concise overview of the band's development, and then presents in diary fashion exactly what they were doing, where they were doing it, and with whom. The book contains detailed information about concert tours, radio and television gigs, recording sessions, record releases (including U.K and U.S. variations), and solo activities, and provides insight into the group's professional and personal relationships. Also featured are quotes from band members, as well as individuals and associates who knew and worked with The Who throughout those years. Finally a unique collection of rare photographs and memorabilia (many previously unpublished) from every step in The Who's career (through 1978) puts the reader in the front row for one of the greatest rock acts ever to swagger onstage. Featuring a foreword by Roger Daltrey and former manager Chris Stamp, with text written by veteran Who biographers Andy Neill and Matt Kent, and illustrated with more that 650 black and white and full colour illustrations, Anyway Anyhow Anywhere the Complete Chronicle of The Who 1958 -1978 is the most dynamic, accurate and informative account of The Who's wild unforgettable ride to rock stardom ever assembled.show more

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For two turbulent decades, Roger Daltrey, John Entwistle, Keith Moon and Pete Townshend went on a rock and roll rampage that would forever alter the course of rock music history. Anyway Anyhow Anywhere: The Complete Chronicle of The Who 1958-1978- packed withy original, accurate information and an awesome collection of photographs and memorabilia - is the most dynamic and indispensable day-to-day chronicle of the band's wild ride ever compiled.show more

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