The Who seek rare memorabilia

Roger Daltrey

The Who singer Roger Daltrey

The Who are seeking rare memorabilia from fans for their 50th anniversary celebrations later this year.

The Who are seeking rare memorabilia from fans for their 50th anniversary.

The British rockers, who are planning a yearlong series of special releases and events, including a Greatest Hits collection and UK Arena tour, to mark the occasion later this year, are eager to include lost recordings and footage in their celebrations, and have asked fans and collectors around the world to trawl through their archives for unusual radio and TV performances, home movies from gigs, extraordinary bootleg material, demos, photographs and merchandise.

Any item that is used will be fully credited upon any release and the person with the most outstanding find will receive two VIP tickets for a show on the next Who tour.

Fans wanting to get in touch can contact the group by emailing

The 'My Generation' hitmakers, who will release their upcoming Greatest Hits collection and start their new tour on November 3, recently admitted it will be the "beginning of a long goodbye," though they still don't know when they will call a halt to performing live.

Speaking at a press conference in June, singer Roger Daltrey, 70, said: "We can't go on touring forever, we don't know how long we will go on touring, it's an open-ended thing at the moment but there will be a finality to it."


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