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The Who Plunge Into Madness With Quadrophenia

John Swenson, Circus Raves, March 1974

GIVEN THE SITUATION that the average life span of a successful rock group is less than two years, the Who have set some kind of an endurance record. This year, they have played together without a switch for over a decade. That doesn't mean that the atmosphere within the group has always been harmonious, though.

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