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The Who Memorabilia

After spending brief periods of time as The Detours and the High Numbers, London rock band The Who emerged in 1964, consisting of four members: Pete Townshend on guitar, Roger Daltrey with vocals, John Entwistle on bass, and Keith Moon on drums. Known for their rock operas and trailblazing sound, The Who was one of the first musical groups to use a synthesizer.

On stage, Townshend and Moon gained appeal over their almost trademark instrument smashing and performance antics. The group has sold over 100 million records, and was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1990. Unfortunately, The Who lost Moon to a drug overdose in 1978, and Entwistle to a drug-fueled heart attack in 2002.

The Who memorabilia continues to increase in value, and items exclusive to Moon and Entwistle are becoming rare finds. Additionally, material related to the group’s time spent as The Detours and the High Numbers is coveted. Untouchable for most collectors, Townshend’s early guitars are selling at high prices at auction.


Quick Facts

  • In 2014, The Who asked the public for help locating memorabilia to use during their 50th anniversary tour. Any items used would receive credit on the group’s next music release
  • Pete Townshend has always liked Gibson guitars, and donated one of his favorites, a J-200, to Cleveland Ohio’s Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1993
  • It’s been said that the Muppets character “Animal” was inspired by drummer Keith Moon, but no specific evidence exists to support the popular theory

Recommended Items at Auction

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Who, The
Nov 09, 2:30 PM GMT
Who, The
by Chiswick Auctions
Est: £300- £400
£3000 Bids
Who, The .-Roger Daltrey
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Who, The .-Roger Daltrey
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Est: £100- £150
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The Who Signed Electric Guitar Certified
Oct 31, 10:00 PM GMT
The Who Signed Electric Guitar Certified
by Rock n Scroll Guitars
Est: £800- £1,000
£6500 Bids
The Who Signed Odds And Sods Vinyl LP Certified
Oct 31, 10:00 PM GMT
The Who Signed Odds And Sods Vinyl LP Certified
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Est: £200- £300
£1900 Bids
The Who Signed Drumskin Certified
Oct 31, 10:00 PM GMT
The Who Signed Drumskin Certified
by Rock n Scroll Guitars
Est: £600- £800
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The Who Signed Long Live Rock Vinyl 45 Certified
Oct 31, 10:00 PM GMT
The Who Signed Long Live Rock Vinyl 45 Certified
by Rock n Scroll Guitars
Est: £200- £300
£1500 Bids
The Who Signed Photograph Certified
Oct 31, 10:00 PM GMT
The Who Signed Photograph Certified
by Rock n Scroll Guitars
Est: £250- £350
£1500 Bids
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Pete Townshend and others: Signed CD Set for Tommy, Broadway Cast Recording
Oct 28, 11:00 AM PDT
Pete Townshend and others: Signed CD Set for Tommy, Broadway Cast Recording
by Bonhams
Est: $300- $500
$3000 Bids
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The Who Live: Genesis Publications
Oct 28, 11:00 AM PDT
The Who Live: Genesis Publications
by Bonhams
Est: $800- $1,200
$8000 Bids

Sellers Who Sell The Who Memorabilia


Rock n Scroll Guitars

Rock n Scroll Guitars

Chiswick Auctions

Chiswick Auctions

Bonhams

Bonhams