How did The Who get their name?
In 1959, Roger Daltrey started the Detours, the band that was to evolve into the Who.
In February 1964, the Detours became aware of the group, Johnny Devlin and the Detours, and later on, decided to change their name. Townshend and his roommate, Richard Barnes, spent a night considering names, focusing on a theme of joke announcements, including "No One" and "the Group". Townshend preferred "The Hair", and Barnes liked "the Who" because it "had a pop punch". Daltrey chose "the Who" the next morning.