Kinda makes most bands in performance seem rather dull, huh? But he could also write distinctive and unusual ballads like this one:
And is famous for having written a rock opera, later made into a film. Here is the overture to Tommy:
It's not Mozart (or even Rossini), but it's not bad! How many other rock songwriters could have done it? Not to mention, some very fine guitar-playing towards the end. But I think my favorite song by The Who and the one that got me back interested in them when I heard it on an episode of House, MD is this one:
Named "Baba O'Riley" after the respective spiritual and musical influences.