Roger Daltrey, Pete Townshend

FILE - In this April 25, 2015 file photo, Roger Daltrey and Pete Townshend perform with The Who at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, in New Orleans. The band announced Friday, Sept. 18, 2015, that it was postponing all 50 dates of "The Who Hits 50" tour this fall because lead singer Daltrey has contracted viral meningitis. He's feeling better, but says he's under doctors' orders to rest. (Photo by Barry Brecheisen/Invision/AP, File)

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{child_flags:spotlight}The perfect set list for The Who at Boardwalk Hall

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The Who, the legendary British rock band, is returning to Boardwalk Hall on July 22. The band, who was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2010, last played Boardwalk Hall in 2015.

Tickets for the concert go on sale Friday at 11 p.m., but we here at Living have already started listening to our favorite The Who songs. So we wanted to create the best playlist of The Who songs that span the band’s decades of music all in one perfect concert.

“My Generation”

There are a bunch of songs in the band’s 50-plus years of music, but “My Generation” is the song that may be most widely associated with the group. The beauty of the song is it speaks to every individual generation and can be an anthem from baby boomers to millennials.

“I Can’t Explain”

It’s one of the band’s early hits and a staple throughout the years.

“Happy Jack”

This would be a wonderful acoustic breakdown for the middle of the show. I could see Pete Townshend and Roger Daltrey playing this slow jam with just the two of them as the only original members.

“Won’t Get Fooled Again”

Meet the new boss! This could be a great song to start of their set at Boardwalk Hall. It’s loud, it has Townshend going nuts on his electric and it gives Daltrey his solo to scream into the mic. You would hop Daltrey’s voice can still live up to that iconic scream. Let’s all hope.

“Eminence Front”

Yes, this riff is more than just a staple in car commercials. The song is a nice jam for a band and one that even younger fans at Boardwalk Hall will realize they know without knowing it was Townshend and Daltrey who wrote it.

“I Can See For Miles”

An early hit for the band, this song, along with other hits like “My Generation”, helped catapult the band to rock superstardom. It’s a staple for the band and one that fans will want to hear on July 22.

“Magic Bus”

Much like “I Can See For Miles”, “Magic Bus” is a classic. The acoustic riff Townsend opens with is one for rock and roll history.

“Pinball Wizard”

From the band’s rock opera “Tommy”, Pinball Wizard is the most memorable song from the record and one that most fans can sing along to.

“Baba O’Reiley”

It’s probably the best known song from The Who. It’s been featured in the Olympics, The Super Bowl and multiple movie soundtracks.


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Contact Staff Writer Maxwell Reil at 609-272-7258 or at

I’ve written for multiple publications including Levittown Now, Passyunk Post, Philadelphia Neighborhoods,Temple News and JUMP Magazine. I’ve covered arts, entertainment, business, music, sports and local government. Experienced in videography.

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