A music writer is reaching out to fans of the British band considered one of the most influential rock bands of the 20th century.

Author Richard Houghton, 56, says he has already been overwhelmed by the response from readers who remember when The Who performed in Harrow.  

Mr Houghton, who has written “The Who: I Was There”, said different memories help him paint a picture of what it was like to be a pop fan in the 1960s. 

Band members Roger Daltrey, Pete Townshend, John Entwistle and Keith Moon were famous for smashing guitars, drum kits and even destroying hotel rooms.

One fan recalled seeing the Who perform several times at the Railway Hotel in Harrow.

Brian Chatters of Harrow, said: “I used to go and see the Who regularly (on a Thursday, if my memory serves me right) at the Railway Hotel just outside of Harrow and Wealdstone station when they called themselves the High Numbers. 

“The reason we went to hear them, apart from the usual reason - to chat up girls, was that they played a number of R&B songs.  They were beginning to appeal to the Mods at that time although the audience was very mixed.  My pal and I were not Mods and we were not Rockers either.  We did get some banter from some of the Mods who called us Rockers but it was always light-hearted and fun.  I do not recall any crowd problems although the room in which they performed was always packed out.”

Mr Houghton is still appealing for more memories of the band playing in Harrow.

He said: "I’m interested in any stories, however faded the memories might seem to be, of seeing the Who and people’s recollections of who they went with and what they paid for their ticket. 

"It’s a story of the Who in the words of their fans that I want to tell."

"The Who: I Was There" will be published by Red Planet in 2017.

If you would like to share your memories of The Who, you can email Richard at thewhointhe60s@gmail.com.