Articles Tagged 'The Who'


10 British Events to Look Forward to in 2015

2014 was a busy year for anyone interested in British culture and news — and the same looks set to be true of 2015, with all manner of exciting events set to take place. Here’s our look at ten of the most notable likely stories of the year, including several events you might want to consider checking […]

Keith Moon and Arthur Darvill

Who’s Who: Who Wants To Hear Arthur Darvill Play Keith Moon?

Bear with me, in order to write about this particular BBC Radio 4 audio presentation, there may be an excessive use of the word who—up there in the headline, for example. This is unavoidable, given the circumstances. I trust I can rely on your patience and kindness in what is undoubtedly a unique situation. So, yesterday […]


5 Vintage British Things That Made a Comeback

Just for the sake of variety, let’s take Doctor Who and Sherlock Holmes as read, and see what else we can find, shall we? The Cornish Language The Cornish people spoke a Celtic language called Kernowek (or Kernewek), which shares a similar root to that of Welsh and Breton. Despite having effectively died out as […]

Personality Quiz: Which Member of the Who Are You?

Never mind the Beatles and their matching jackets; there has never been a rock group where the individual members displayed such preposterously different personalities as the Who. Everything about Pete Townshend, Roger Daltrey, John Entwistle and Keith Moon—from the way they dressed to the way they acted to the way they approached making noise—came from […]

Clive Dunn and Michael Bentine

Greatest ‘Doctor Who’ References in Pop Culture: Spoofs

As you’d expect of any show that has lasted as long as Doctor Who has, there have been no shortage of skits based on Time Lords, Daleks, TARDISes and regenerations over the years. In fact, there’s a fairly comprehensive list here that is far too long to go into in detail. So here are some of […]

One Direction in ‘Best Song Ever’

One Direction Accused of ‘Plagiarizing’ The Who, But Not By The Who

If you’ve heard boyband One Direction‘s new single on the radio recently and wondered whether you were listening to a cover of The Who‘s classic track “Baba O’Riley”, you’re not alone. A Twitter firestorm began this week after a writer on music blog ClickMusic accused the band of “plagiarism” when reviewing their hubristically-named hit “Best Song […]

Ben Nevis

Five Deadly British Locations

You probably think of Britain as being a green and pastoral paradise, that is basically Hobbiton with Tower Bridge, thatched roofs and the occasional palace, but it can be a very scary place. Bad stuff happens over here, stuff that even Dangerman: The Incredible Mr. Goodwin (which premieres Monday, Jul 8 on BBC AMERICA) would […]

Hofner violin bass

Six Iconic Instruments That Built British Rock

Note: these aren’t British instruments. In fact there aren’t many, if any, musical instruments that could be said to have definitely had their sole origin in the British Isles, although bagpipes come close. No, this list pays tribute to the instruments (and their amplification systems) that became iconic by being part of the British rock […]

Shredded music

10 Great British Bands Get Shredded

Let’s not spoil this with too much talk. Suffice to say there are 10 videos here, featuring some of the greatest musicans that Britain has produced. Only, they don’t really sound all that magnificent here. Quite the reverse, in fact. Queen I want to break free! Iron Maiden Run to the hills! Radiohead Is everything […]

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(Up To) Eleven Of The Greatest British Rocker T-Shirts

See this pic? That’s Sarah from BBC AMERICA’s Orphan Black rocking a particularly iconic Clash teesh. The kind of teesh you could convincingly pretend you’ve had since you were tiny, after it was handed down by your roadie dad or something. It’s the kind of teesh you wear if you want people to know you […]

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