Australian singles charts:
My Generation entered the Kent charts on 25 December 1965 and peaked at #2. It was the #42 song on the Top 100 of 1966.
The song is on My Generation which charted in 1966.
Townshend reportedly wrote the song on a train and is said to have been inspired by the Queen Mother, who is alleged to have had Townshend’s 1935 Packard hearse towed off a street in Belgravia because she was offended by the sight of it during her daily drive through the neighbourhood.
Read more: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/My_Generation
Roger Daltrey sang the lead vocals with a stutter, which was very unusual. After recording two takes of the song normally, The Who’s manager, Kit Lambert, suggested to Daltrey that he stutter to sound like a British kid on speed.
Read more: www.songfacts.com/facts/the-who/my-generation
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