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“My Generation” by the Who

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“My Generation” by the Who

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    “My Generation” by the Who is a classic rock song.

    Song Title: My Generation
    Artist: the Who
    Genre: classic rock
    Composer: Copyright © 1965 Pete Townshend
    Lead Vocals: Roger Daltrey
    Backing Vocals: Pete Townshend, John Entwistle
    Guitar: Pete Townshend
    Drums: Keith Moon
    Producer: Shel Talmy
    Recorded: October 13, 1965
    Released: November 1965 (Decca)

    Rolling Stone Top 500: My Generation was selected number eleven (11) in Rolling Stone Magazine’s 500 Greatest Songs of All Time in May 2011. See Rolling Stone.

    Number of listens: 7210
    Current rank: 1055 (updated weekly)
    Highest rank: 886 (play the video all the way through to register a vote for this song)

    Commentary:
    Pete Townshend wrote the song on a train ride from London to Southampton in May 19, 1965, his birthday, on the way to a television appearance. The song reflected his fears about impending adulthood. He told Rolling Stone Magazine, “I was very, very lost. The band was young then. It was believed that its career would be incredibly brief.”

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