The Who have become the first artist to be recognised on London’s new Music Walk Of Fame.
Roger Daltrey and Pete Townshend were on hand to receive the accolade from Primal Scream frontman Bobby Gillespie in the city’s Camden area.
The Walk Of Fame has been designed as a new cultural attraction in London and uses Augmented Reality technology which allows visitors to scan the founding stone where they’ll be “taken on a journey through the culture and history of music, using stones and landmarks as trigger points to learn more.”
The Who say: “We are honoured to be the first band with a stone on the Music Walk Of Fame. Camden has always been vital to London’s thriving music scene and is, as we all know, a world-renowned hub for the arts.
“As Londoners, it’s very surreal to be immortalised in stone on Camden High Street, and it’s quite something to know that people can pop by and see us anytime, albeit virtually!”
Music Walk Of Fame founder Lee Bennett adds: “What a great day for music, fans, the world, London, and Camden. To cap it off by having one of the greatest bands of all time, I’m thrilled to bits.”
Visitors can also get an exclusive preview of The Who’s new track I Don’t Wanna Get Wise by scanning the stone using the Music Walk of Fame app.
The single will go on general release this coming Friday (November 22). It’s been taken from the band’s upcoming album Who, which will launch on December 6.
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- The Who - Tommy - 2nd - EX - UK - 2-LP vinyl set - £25.00, $31.25, €28.00 (New Item) (arrived 05-Jun-2020 12:29)on June 5, 2020 at 5:25 pm
THE WHO Tommy (1971 UK issue of the classic 25-track double LP, housed in a superb tri-fold matt picture sleeve with deluxe twelve page un-numbered booklet. The sleeve shows just a little light shelfwear with a little edge scuffing & the vinyl isExcellent with some minor signs of play)
- The Who - Live In Hyde Park - Red, White & Blue Vinyl - UK - 3-LP vinyl set - £39.99, $49.99, €44.79 (New Item) (arrived 04-Jun-2020 17:33)on June 5, 2020 at 5:25 pm
THE WHO Live In Hyde Park - Red, White & Blue Vinyl (2020 UK limited edition 3-LP set, pressed on 180-gram Red, White & Blue vinyl. Recorded live June 26th 2015 as The Who celebrated their 50th anniversary, this stunning show from London’s famous Hyde Park is a triumphant return to their home city. On a glorious summer evening the band delivered a brilliant performance of all their greatest hits in front of a 50,000 strong crowd. Factory sealed picture sleeve)
- The Who - Odds & Sods - 2nd + Poster - UK - vinyl LP - £25.00, $31.25, €28.00 (New Item) (arrived 04-Jun-2020 14:46)on June 5, 2020 at 5:25 pm
THE WHO Odds & Sods (UK 2nd issue Track Records 11-track LP, non-die cut picture sleeve with fold-out poster & lyric insert. The sleeve has only very minor signs of storage and aside from a light hairline scuff across Side 1 which only playback reveals no interruption at all the vinyl is otherwise in excellent condition)
- The Who - The Who Collection - EX - UK - 2-LP vinyl set - £15.00, $18.75, €16.80 (New Item) (arrived 04-Jun-2020 07:58)on June 5, 2020 at 5:25 pm
THE WHO The Who Collection (1985 UK 32-track digitally remastered double LP compilation, featuring over two hours of classic rock tracks. The gatefold picture sleeve shows light age wear & the vinyl grades VG+/EX- with some faint paper hairlines not affecting play IMDP4)
- The Who - Who's Next - 1st + Inner - EX - UK - vinyl LP - £125.00, $156.25, €140.00 (New Item) (arrived 03-Jun-2020 11:09)on June 5, 2020 at 5:25 pm
THE WHO Who's Next (1971 UK first press 9-track LP, including the classic tracks Won't Get Fooled Again, Behind Blue Eyes & Baba O'Riley, housed in the original matt picture sleeve with pinched spine & Head Hunters inner. The sleeve reveals some minor age wear with the odd faint cosmetic blemish or paper mark & the vinyl remains nice & clean & in Excellent condition with just faint evidence of play. A great example of this Who favourite)