Credited with ushering in the era of arena rock, spearheading the mod movement and creating the rock opera, The Who were one of the most innovative and important bands to emerge from the original British Invasion. Originally named The Detours, frontman Roger Daltrey, guitarist Pete Townshend and bassist John Entwistle became The Who in 1964 and shortly after invited notoriously wild drummer Keith Moon to complete their line-up. The group quickly built up a loyal following at London's Marquee Club with their destructive on-stage antics, and after signing to Decca scored the first of their 24 UK Top 40 singles with "I Can't Explain" in 1965. Famous for its vocal stutter and 'die before I get old' lyrics, "My Generation" became one of the decade's defining teen anthems later that year. But the same-named parent album and 1966 follow-up A Quick One proved that The Who had far more to offer, even if the constant in-fighting and madcap behaviour - most notably Moon's exploding drum kit during their appearance on "The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour" (CBS, 1967-69) - occasionally threatened to overshadow the music. Taken from pirate radio-themed concept album The Who Sell Out, "I Can See for Miles" finally gave The Who their US breakthrough in 1967, and from then on they remained a regular fixture on the Billboard charts. 1969's Tommy, a rock opera about a blind, deaf and dumb boy later turned into a 1975 film directed by Ken Russell, and 1971's Who's Next both achieved multi-platinum status; an iconic performance at Woodstock and 1970's Live at Leeds both established The Who as one of the greatest live acts of their era; and 1973's Quadrophenia, an ambitious double album about a young mod named Jimmy also later adapted for the big screen, narrowly missed out on the top spot. 1975's The Who by Numbers and 1978's Who Are You maintained their winning streak, but tragedy struck twice in quick succession shortly after the latter's release when Moon died of a drug overdose aged just 32 and 11 fans were crushed to death at a Cincinnati show. The band vowed to carry on and after appointing former Small Faces drummer Kenney Jones as Moon's replacement, recorded two further LPs, 1981's Face Dances and 1982's It's Hard. Despite announcing a farewell trek shortly after, the group continued to perform together sporadically throughout the next decade, appearing at the likes of Live Aid, the BRITs and their 1990 induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and from 1996 onwards became a regular and hugely popular touring act. On the eve of their 2002 North American run, Entwistle died suddenly of a heart attack aged 57, but once again The Who soldiered on, and in 2006 returned to the studio for the first time in 24 years with Endless Wire, while high-profile slots at the 2010 Super Bowl half-time show, 2012 London Olympics closing ceremony and 2015 Glastonbury introduced their classic rock and roll sound to a new much younger generation.