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The Who By Numbers book

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This one has passed me by over the summer – indeed, I only noticed it via a review in the recent Shindig! But after reading that, I suspect The Who By Numbers: The Story Of The Who Through Their Music by Steve Grantley and Alan G. Parker with Sean Body will certainly be of interest to a good number of you.

It's not a straightforward biography, instead, it's the story of The Who based on their recordings, looking at every track, single and album in the US and UK – the writing, the recording and commercial reception. The first part covers the Moon era, the second all the album's post-Keith Moon's death, combining to produce an exhaustive record of The Who's entire recorded output.

Published by Helter Skelter, it's available discounted at Amazon for £9.30.

Find out more about the book at the Amazon website

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