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 - Thirty Years Of Maximum R&B - UK - box set - £30.00, $40.80, €33.60 (New Item) (arrived 09-Apr-2021 15:45)on April 13, 2021 at 6:03 am
THE WHO Thirty Years Of Maximum R&B (1994 UK limited edition 79-track digitally remastered Four CD box set featuring remix versions, previously unreleased recordings & rarities plus historic 'Keith Moonisms' dialogue. Housed within a 12" x 6" picture box complete with 72-page colour book featuring introduction by Pete Townshend, two sets of liner notes, rare photos plus complete chronology and discography. The box displays minimal wear and the contents remains in a near as new condition)
- The Who - Tommy: The Movie - EX - UK - 2-LP vinyl set - £15.00, $20.40, €16.80 (New Item) (arrived 02-Apr-2021 15:09)on April 13, 2021 at 6:03 am
THE WHO Tommy: The Movie (1975 UK 31-track double vinyl LP containing music from the soundtrack to the movie, with guest performances from Elton John, Eric Clapton & Tina Turner, vintage price stickered gatefold picture sleeve with illustrated lyric inners. The sleeve shows just a little light shelfwear with minimal scuffing and the vinyl remains in excellent condition with few signs of play)
- The Who - The Brunswick Singles 1965-1966 - UK - 7" box set - £65.00, $88.40, €72.80 (New Item) (arrived 29-Mar-2021 13:26)on April 13, 2021 at 6:03 am
THE WHO The Brunswick Singles 1965-1966 (2015 UK Volume One 8 x 7" vinyl box containing seven Brunswick 7” singles from the start of the band’s career plus a bonus disc of their debut single released as The High Numbers featuring Zoot Suit / I’mThe Face on Fontana. Each disc is pressed on heavyweight vinyl with intact four prong centres and sleeves reproducing the period graphics. The singles are housed in a 7" square picture box with a colour booklet. Although not sealed, this example remains in a 'nearas new' condition, with minimal wear and little signs of play)
- The Who - Ready Steady Who EP - UK - 7" vinyl - £20.00, $27.20, €22.40 (New Item) (arrived 31-Mar-2021 12:24)on April 13, 2021 at 6:03 am
THE WHO Ready Steady Who (1983 UK issue of the classic 1966 mono 5-track 7" vinyl EP featuring tracks taken from their take-over of the 'Ready Steady Go' TV show two years after making their live TV debut. Includes Disguises, Circles and versions of Batman, Bucket 'T' and Barbara Ann, flipback picture sleeve. The sleeve shows very little wear and the vinyl appears in barely played condition WHO7)
- The Who - Quadrophenia - 180gm - UK - 2-LP vinyl set - £35.00, $47.60, €39.20 (New Item) (arrived 31-Mar-2021 14:49)on April 13, 2021 at 6:03 am
THE WHO Quadrophenia (2015 UK remastered audiophile issue of the classic 1973 17-track double LP pressed on 180gm vinyl, deluxe gatefold picture sleeve with a hefty forty-four page full size booklet containing pictures & lyrics to the album. Thesleeve has just the lightest edgewear and the vinyl is near as new)