A new THC series on the 50th anniversary of the release of each of the early singles of The Who, all but one of which flopped in the United States.
We've already missed the first, I Can't Explain, released on January 15, 1965 and which reached #8 on the U.K. charts (for more on that song see Louie Louie Turns 50).
Their second single, Anyway, Anyhow, Anywhere came out on May 21, 1965 and made it to #10. Pete Townsend has always said this record much more accurately reflected The Who's live sound than did I Can't Explain. It's more raucous and has more of that attitude The Who became known for. Here are the boys bashing their way through it.The tattered remnants of The Who are just beginning The Who Hits 50 Tour.