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 - Live At Leeds - Deluxe Edition - Half Speed Mastered - UK - 3-LP vinyl set - £29.99, $37.49, €33.59 (New Item) (arrived 15-Jan-2021 10:02)on January 15, 2021 at 2:57 pm
THE WHO Live At Leeds (2018 UK Deluxe Edition 33-track Half Speed Mastered triple LP pressed on Audiophile quality 180 Gram Heavyweight Vinyl, remastered by Miles Showell at Abbey Road Studios. Featuring the tracks in the order they were played by The Who at Leeds University back on Valentine's Day 1970. Housed in a fold-out picture sleeve with belly-band and still sealed) #Top 500 Greatest Albums of All Time
- The Who - The Story Of The Who - Matte - UK - 2-LP vinyl set - £15.00, $18.75, €16.80 (New Item) (arrived 17-Dec-2020 10:12)on January 15, 2021 at 2:57 pm
THE WHO The Story Of The Who (1976 UK second issue of the 26-track double vinyl compilation LP, including classic tracks such as Magic Bus, Substitute, My Generation, Pictures Of Lily, I Can See For Miles, Pinball Wizard, Baba O'Riley, Won't GetFooled Again and more. The matte gatefold picture sleeve shows a little shelfwear to the edges but comes complete with its eight-page integral booklet and the vinyl shows only light signs of play)
- The Who - Wire & Glass - Australian - CD single - £9.99, $12.49, €11.19 (New Item) (arrived 15-Dec-2020 16:09)on January 15, 2021 at 2:57 pm
THE WHO Wire & Glass (2006 Australian issue CD single featuring an 11-minute '6-Songs From A Mini Opera' - taken from their first album in over 20 years, part of the longer mini-opera 'The Boy Who Heard Music'. Picture sleeve)
- The Who - Live At Leeds - Red - Complete - EX - UK - vinyl LP - £95.00, $118.75, €106.40 (New Item) (arrived 15-Dec-2020 16:28)on January 15, 2021 at 2:57 pm
THE WHO Live At Leeds (1970 UK 6-track live LP on Track Records with blue & white label print, housed in the gatefold card 'bootleg' style sleeve with red text on the front, complete with all twelve inserts including poster, photographs, repro band letters, receipts & lyrics. The sleeve is Excellent with some minor edge scuffing & the odd faint paper mark. The poster is unused & the vinyl remains in Excellent condition with a deep sheen & a few faint cosmetic signs of play. Increasingly in demand, this is the must own Who record where they attempt to outdo Led Zep for sheer volume!)
- The Who - Athena - UK - 12" picture disc - £15.00, $18.75, €16.80 (New Item) (arrived 16-Dec-2020 12:01)on January 15, 2021 at 2:57 pm
THE WHO Athena (1982 UK limited edition 3-track 12" Picture Disc single with a photo of the band playing live on the A-side & the classic '60s 'Maximum R&B' logo on the reverse, also including Won't Get Fooled Again & A Man Is A Man, issued in a clear PVC sleeve WHOPX6)