RockDocs Episode #5
In the summer of 1964 everything changed for The Who with that chance appearance of Kit Lambert at the Railway Hotel. He and Chris Stamp would have an indelible impact on the Who, so much so they became known as the 5th & 6th members of the band.
The Who: Part 4
Snakes & Ladders
By August 1964 The Detours had become The Who and then The High Numbers. Their first single had fizzled upon release in July while at the same time their peers hit success. Beatlemania was in full swing, The Kinks and The Stones had number one hits and the Animals, Manfred Mann and Hermans Hermits were also finding chart success. But fortunes were about to change with the arrival of Lambert and Stamp. Inspired by The High Numbers the would be moviemakers transformed into managers and they threw themselves into the role. They instinctively knew how to work with the band and within 6 months The Who would have their first hit.