'Who Are You' Turns 40

posted by Jeff K - 

Released on this day in 1978, Who Are You is the eighth studio album by The Who. It's also the last album by The Who to feature Keith Moon as their drummer; Moon died three weeks after the album's release. The paradoxical nature of the text "Not To Be Taken Away" written on Moon's chair on the album cover was noted by some critics. Moon's death brought concerns that the band would have to fold. He was ultimately replaced by Kenney Jones.

The album was a commercial success, it went 2× platinum in the US and Canada, gold in UK, and peaking at number 2 on the Billboard Pop Albums chart. The soundtrack to Grease prevented Who Are You from achieving number 1 status in the US.  

Here's the album in its entirety (below) HAPPY 40th ANNIVERSARY!

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