To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the formation of London’s most explosive rock band, Proud Galleries is thrilled to present Fifty Years of The Who.

This collection, shot by internationally renowned photographer Colin Jones, chronicles the life of a band regarded as one of the most important British rock groups of all time.

A friendship between Jones and The Who developed while he was photographing the band, which gave him unlimited access to them on the road, backstage and at home. Jones captured the wild on-stage antics of Keith Moon thrashing riotously at his drums, Pete Townshend sitting in front of the guitars he destroyed while performing and John Entwistle at home practising the guitar whilst his mother darns his socks.

The intimacy of Jones’ photographs reveal an intriguing personal insight into The Who, hailed as the greatest live band on the planet.

The exhibition shows the youthful exuberance of a band who not only wanted to believe in Rock ‘n’ Roll, but wanted to feel it too.

A must-see for fans and photography lovers alike, this unique exhibition sheds new light on one of Britain’s most iconic and most influential bands.

Fifty Years of The Who
By Colin Jones
5th February – 23rd March 2014