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 - Quadrophenia - UK - Blu Ray Audio - £89.99, $125.09, €105.29 (New Item) (arrived 28-Jul-2021 17:27)on July 29, 2021 at 3:59 am
THE WHO Quadrophenia (Rare 2014 limited edition High Fidelity Pure Ultra High Quality Audio Blu-ray Disc, encoded as 24-bit/96 kHz or 24-bit/192 kHz linear PCM ("high-resolution audio"), optionally losslessly compressed with Dolby True HD or DTS-HD Master Audio; featuring the full album remastered from the original master tapes. Housed in a 'Blu-ray' case with picture inlay with a fold-out insert!)
- The Who - Tommy - Super Deluxe Edition - UK - cd album box set - £95.00, $132.05, €111.15 (New Item) (arrived 16-Jul-2021 10:36)on July 29, 2021 at 3:59 am
THE WHO Tommy (2013 UK Super Deluxe Edition 4-disc set comprising a 2013 remastered and 5.1 mixes of their classic album on both CD and Blu-Ray; plus TWO additional CDs including a 25-track collection of Demos & Out-takes and the 'LiveBootleg' album featuring 21 previously tracks from the 1969 shows. All four discs are nestled within the deluxe 80-page hardback book with previously unseen notes, photographs, lyrics and memorabilia, all housed inside the heavy duty 12.5" x 12.5" x 1" picture slipcase. The outer slipcase displays some scuffing to the edges, otherwise remains in a really nice condition)
- The Who - The Who: Their Generation - UK - book - £14.99, $20.84, €17.54 (New Item) (arrived 06-Jul-2021 09:05)on July 29, 2021 at 3:59 am
MICHAEL O'NEILL The Who: Their Generation (2015 UK Special Edition 128-page hardback book featuring stories behind the music with an album by album analysis, accompanied by images from many of the most well known contemporary rock photographers, comes with a fantastic hardcover image of the young quartet)
- The Who - The Who Hits 50! - Sealed - UK - 2-LP vinyl set - £34.99, $48.64, €40.94 (New Item) (arrived 06-Jul-2021 09:22)on July 29, 2021 at 3:59 am
THE WHO The Who Hits 50! (Sealed 2015 UK 21-track double LP pressed on 180 Gram Heavyweight Vinyl, featuring a compilation of classic songs digitally remastered, incouding the then-new track, Be Lucky, housed in a deluxe gatefold picture sleeve, factory sealed from new in custom stickered shrink)
- The Who - The Vegas Job - UK - DVD - £19.99, $27.79, €23.39 (New Item) (arrived 06-Jul-2021 10:39)on July 29, 2021 at 3:59 am
THE WHO The Vegas Job (2003 UK Collectors Edition Region 2 PAL DVD featuring 14 classic tracks captured live at the MGM Grand Hotel plus bonus interviews with Roger Daltrey, John Entwhistle and fans! Running time 112 minutes)