My Generation, the album by The Who, had an impressive performance when it sold at a recent auction. The Who formed in London in 1964… since then, there have been name changes and band member changes, but over the decades, fans are most familiar with the classic group members, who consisted of Roger Daltrey, Pete Townshend, John Entwistle, and Keith Moon. They are regarded as one of the most famous and influential rock bands of the 20th century.
The album was a first pressing, meaning that it was pressed from the 1st original master, making it a rarity and greatly sought after by collectors. The consignor went to school with the son of the band’s manager, Bill Curbishley, and was quite fortunate to have the album signed by all four of the notable band members in the early 1970s. (Curbishley also produced the movie Tommy in the early ‘70s that starred The Who and Elton John.)
With a conservative estimate of £800 -1200 ($1000 -1500), the hammer price easily scratched the estimate when it sold for £8400 ($10.8K) (£11,000 w/p – $14,2K).