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Today in Whostory: 4/14/2021

Today in Whostory: 4/14/2021

1963 - The Detours play in Bayswater at Douglas House 1965 - The Who play the Il Rondo Ballroom in...
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Today in Whostory: 4/13/2021

Today in Whostory: 4/13/2021

1961 - The Hammersmith & Shepards Bush Gazette and Post carries an article titled "The Young Makers" featuring a photo...
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Today in Whostory: 4/12/2021

Today in Whostory: 4/12/2021

1964 - The Who play the White Hart Hotel in Acton. 1967 - The Who play Friedrich-Ebert-Halle in Ludwigshafen. Violence...
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Today in Whostory: 4/11/2021

Today in Whostory: 4/11/2021

1963 - The Detours play the Oldfield Hotel in Greenford 1964 - The Who play the Goldhawk Social Club in...
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Today in Whostory: 4/10/2021

Today in Whostory: 4/10/2021

1964 - The Who play the Glenlyn Ballroom in Forest Hill opening for the Undertakers 1965 - The Who play...
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Today in Whostory: 4/09/2021

Today in Whostory: 4/09/2021

1964 - That morning The Who audition for Chris Parmeinter of Fontana Records in a basement café on the Edgware...
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Today in Whostory: 4/08/2021

Today in Whostory: 4/08/2021

1963 - The Detours play at the White Hart Hotel in Acton 1965 - The Who play the Olympia Ballroom...
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Today in Whostory: 4/07/2021

Today in Whostory: 4/07/2021

1963 - The Detours play in Bayswater at Douglas House 1965 - The Who play the Dacorum College of Further...
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Today in Whostory: 4/06/2021

Today in Whostory: 4/06/2021

1963 - The Detours play the CAV Sports Ground in Northolt. 1964 - The Who play the Glenlyn Ballroom in...
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Today in Whostory: 4/05/2021

Today in Whostory: 4/05/2021

1964 - The Who play the White Hart Hotel in Acton 1965 - The Who play The Lakeside R&B Scene...
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Today in Whostory: 4/14/2021

Today in Whostory: 4/14/2021

1963 – The Detours play in Bayswater at Douglas House

1965 – The Who play the Il Rondo Ballroom in Leicester

1966 – The Who play Gaumont Cinema in Southampton. They are the last act after Paul Dean & The Soul Savages, The Sound System, Hamilton, Jimmy Cliff, The Fruit Eating Bears, The Merseys and The Spencer Davis Group (who have the nation’s #1 single at the time). Compèring the shows is future Myra Breckinridge director Mike Sarne. The Who’s set at this time is “Barbara Ann,” “My Generation,” “I Can’t Explain,” “Substitute” and “Dancing In The Street.”

1967 – The Who play Halle Münsterland in Münster

1974 – Pete performs live for the first time as a solo act at The Roundhouse in London as part of a charity concert to raise funds to buy a coach for the Camden Square Community. At one point he gets into a shouting match with a heckler. You can listen to the show on YouTube here

1974 – Keith and Ringo appear on The Flo And Eddie Show live on KROQ-FM in Pasadena. Keith plays Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band and surf music records

1980 – The Who play the Pacific Coliseum in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
You can listen to it on YouTube here

1980 – Pete’s first totally solo album, Empty Glass, is released in the U.K. The U.S. release follows on the 21st. Reviews are raves with Sounds magazine giving the album its highest rating and Paul Morley in New Musical Express saying the album shows Pete is still an important musician. The album peaks at #11 in the U.K., the highest chart position for a Pete solo record in that country. In the U.S. it shoots all the way to #5.

1984 – Roger’s single “Walking in My Sleep” enters the Dutch charts where it will peak at #35

1985 – Pete holds the first concert organized by the Anti-Heroin campaign at St. James Church in London. Siouxsie and the Banshees perform and at the end Siouxsie presents Pete with a check for £5000. Afterwards they celebrate at the Embassy Club.

1997 – Fatboy Slim releases the single “Going Out Of My Head” which samples Yvonne Elliman’s cover of “I Can’t Explain.” On the first issues, Pete is not credited as co-author, a problem corrected after Pete threatens a lawsuit.

You can listen to it on YouTube here

1997 – Pete is interviewed about the Quadrophenia tour in the German newspaper Der Spiegel.

2004 – A Japanese website called “Rock Odyssey” hints of Who shows in Japan, a country where The Who had never before toured

2004 – The Evening Standard prints a pic of Pete and his partner Rachel Fuller out and about after she lands a recording contract with Universal Records

2008 – The DVD TCT Concerts For Teenage Cancer Trust At The Royal Albert Hall is released

Today in Whostory: 4/13/2021

Today in Whostory: 4/13/2021

1961 – The Hammersmith & Shepards Bush Gazette and Post carries an article titled “The Young Makers” featuring a photo of John

1963 – The Detours play the Oldfield Hotel in Greenford

1964 – The Who play the 100 Club in London opening for the Mike Cotton Sound. This would be Doug Sandom’s final appearance with The Who.

1964 – Pete writes a letter to the BBC apologizing for applying twice for a position on the BBC Light Programme, once as The Detours and once as The Who. He confirms that they are now called The Who.

1965 – The Who play The Marquee Club in London

1967 – The Who play Circus-Krone-Bau in Munich. Footage of John sitting on his amps while the Who perform is used in the concluding credits of The Kids Are Alright.

1967 – The Who get a beer buzz visiting the Löwenbräu Brewery in Munich. They are photographed raising a pint by Dezo Hoffman. Hoffman also shoots promotional photos of The Who “playing” in the woods while Stanley and Morphet film their antics.

1969 – The New York Times Magazine contains literary criticism of rock lyrics. One song discussed is “Substitute”.

1969 – The Who attend the Melody Maker Pollwinners concert at the Royal Festival Hall in London

“The Who, 1969, Melody Maker Awards, unknown hotel in London. Every year the Melody Maker readers would vote for their favourite artist, band, group, etc., and we would have a poll winners’ party in a swish hotel with Jimmy Savile or John Peel hosting and giving out the awards. This year The Who won as best band, and I took some snaps of this happy band celebrating. Derek Taylor from Apple Records was there and invited us to come over to Savile Row as he had “something wonderful” to share with us. This turned out to be us lounging in the Apple office drinking champagne, smoking the best while listening to the yet to be released “Abbey Road” album! © Barrie Wentzell”

1970 – The Who go into IBC Studios, London to record new studio versions of their stage act for later broadcast on the BBC. Paul Williams is the producer. The tracks are “Heaven and Hell”, “Substitute”, “Pinball Wizard,” “Shakin’ All Over/Spoonful,” “I’m Free” and “The Seeker”. It is the last time The Who record tracks specifically for airing on the BBC. Radio fans first hear them on BBC1’s Dave Lee Travis Show of the 19th. “Heaven and Hell” later serves as the basis for the track on the b-side of “Summertime Blues” and four of them are officially released in 2000 on BBC Sessions.

1971 – Les Grands Ballet Canadiens premiere a ballet version of Tommy at New York’s City Center. The performances take place while the 2 LP disc is played over loudspeakers. Clive Barnes in The New York Times finds it better than he expected but unremarkable.

1994 – An exhibit of photos taken by Pete Townshend’s old art school friend Tom Wright is held at The Center for American History at The University of Texas in Austin. Wright was The Who’s official photographer from mid-1967 through 1968. The exhibit continues through April 29th

2008 – The Who play the Royal Albert Hall in Kensington Gore, London

2018 – Roger appears on the Graham Norton Show

Today in Whostory: 4/12/2021

Today in Whostory: 4/12/2021

1964 – The Who play the White Hart Hotel in Acton.

1967 – The Who play Friedrich-Ebert-Halle in Ludwigshafen. Violence erupts but not during the Who’s set. This time it’s during John’s Children’s performance as they provoke a riot and almost close the entire show down. John’s Children’s equipment is confiscated by German authorities and they are quickly deported. The Who, irritated by their antics and their act that left feathers all over the stage, are secretly grateful

1969 – Keith gets his chance to rate records without knowing who recorded them in the Melody Maker article: “Blind Date: Keith Moon”

1969 – “Pinball Wizard” enters the Dutch charts where it will ultimately peak at #12.

1970 – Keith drums as a special guest for a Screaming Lord Sutch gig at the Country Club in Hampstead. Keith is accompanied by the screaming Lord’s longtime drummer, Carlo Little, who was also the mentor who first schooled Keith on drums. Teacher and student pound along to “Jenny Jenny” and “Good Golly Miss Molly.” The event is recorded and released in 1972. You can listen to “Good Golly Miss Molly” here.

1975 – Pete, in an interview in Melody Maker, talks about his current feelings about the Tommy movie. He finds it “entertaining. I don’t like the first few minutes of it. I felt that was all a bit obligatory, that front part; it’s almost like padding. There’s a sense of relief for me when the plane crashes and she faints and all that, and suddenly we’re in the holiday camp.” He also has mixed feelings about the soundtrack album. “I’m not very happy with it. Everybody but me seems to like it…I rather like ‘Amazing Journey’, the sound of it.

1984 – Roger performs “Free Me” and “Parting Would Be Painless” at the Golden Rose Pop Festival in Montreux

1996 – The Japanese all-woman band Super Junky Monkey releases their CD Parasitic People with a strange “cover” version of “See Me Feel Me”. You can listen to it on youtube here

2004 – A DVD of the British Rock Symphony, featuring Roger performing “Street Fightin’ Man,” “5:15,” See Me Feel Me,” “Let It Be” and “Pinball Wizard,” is released in the U.K

2008 – Roger attends the Teenage Concert Trust concert at the Royal Albert Hall

2010 – The CBS-TV series Two and a Half Man airs an episode entitled “Keith Moon is Vomiting in His Grave”

2011 – The press reports that Roger Daltrey is fronting an online petition to maintain herbal remedies against an EU ban

2017 – The Who play the Barclaycard Arena in Birmingham, West Midlands

Today in Whostory: 4/11/2021

Today in Whostory: 4/11/2021

1963 – The Detours play the Oldfield Hotel in Greenford

1964 – The Who play the Goldhawk Social Club in Shepherd’s Bush opening for Wee Willie Harris

1965 – The Who play the Majestic Ballroom in Luton

1967 – The Who play Rheinhalle in Dusseldorf. Violence breaks out before the show as Roger has to rescue Keith from some local toughs who want to slam his head through a car window. The toughs show up at the show that evening and Keith and Pete show them what for by chucking their instruments at them.

1969 – The Who continue rehearsing their new Tommy-centered act at the Community Centre, Westcott Crescent in Hanwell

1969 – Pete is interviewed at BBC Studio 2, Kensington House, Richmond Way, West London. He describes the plot of Tommy in a little over a minute. It is released 31 years later on the BBC Sessions bonus disc

1970 – Melody Maker reports that Live At Leeds will be released on May 1st

1970 – “The Seeker” backed with “Here for More” appears on the U.S. charts. It ultimately reaches #44 in Billboard and #30 in Cash Box. The new Who single receives a lukewarm review from John Mendelsohn in Rolling Stone.

1975 – Keith’s marriage to Kim Moon officially comes to an end at the London Divorce Court in The Strand. She is granted a decree nisi based on Keith’s unreasonable behavior. Keith offers no defense. Kim by this time is living with Faces pianist Ian McLagen. Keith’s payoff for the divorce: £40,000

1981 – John has a long interview in the New Musical Express. A famous quote from the interview: “I like playing heavy metal, I just can’t stand listening to it…the same way some people like the smell of their own farts but don’t like smelling anyone else’s.” You can read it here

1987 – The Who rarities collection Two’s Missing is released. It is the first Who album since The Who Sings My Generation that fails to chart on the U.S. Billboard Top 200 albums

2000 – The ITV Classic Rock programme on Who’s Next, which originally aired on December 4, 1999, is released on DVD. The excellent documentary is made with the participation of Pete, Roger and John who discuss the album’s background and revisit the master tapes.

2006 – Pete premieres a new song “Uncertain Girl” on In The Attic. He says Zak just finished recording the drum track. The song does not make it onto Endless Wire.

2008 – Roger attend the Teenage Cancer Trust concert at the Royal Albert Hall and performs The Seeker with The Fratellis

Today in Whostory: 4/10/2021

Today in Whostory: 4/10/2021

1964 – The Who play the Glenlyn Ballroom in Forest Hill opening for the Undertakers

1965 – The Who play The Cavern, Notre Dame Hall in Leicester Square, London

1965 – “I Can’t Explain” is #14 in Pop Weekly’s “Top Thirty”. They call it “one of the better records which isn’t likely to break any big sales records.”

1966 – “Substitute” peaks at #2 on Radio London’s Fab 40

1967 – The Who play the Jaguar-Club in Herford, West Germany

1969 – The Who continue rehearsing their new Tommy-centered act at the Community Centre, Westcott Crescent in Hanwell

1969 – The Who perform “Pinball Wizard” on Top Of The Pops. Keith upsets the show’s director with his antics

1974 – Pete attends an Eric Clapton comeback party held at The China Garden Restaurant in Soho

1974 – Keith and Dougal move out of the Beverly Wilshire Hotel into a $5000 a month rented beachfront house on the Pacific Coast highway in Santa Monica, sharing it for a time with John Lennon and May Pang

1975 – In remarks to Rolling Stone magazine, Pete says, “The chasm between the original record album [of Tommy] and the film is a great one, but everything Ken Russell has done with the story and the music has my full blessing.” Rolling Stone also reports that, prior to beginning the film, Robert Stigwood had a survey performed revealing a 55% awareness of the rock opera in the general American populace

1976 – Record Mirror carries a story titled “Who Kick Off In May”

1980 – Pete lands in New York City to do promotion for his solo album Empty Glass

1984 – John’s estranged wife Alison wins libel damages from Channel Four Television and Goldcrest Films and TV. While appearing as a guest on the defendant’s show Gastank, John had called his wife a “dog.” She did not sue John who she is currently divorcing because he apologized and asked for the remark to be cut before broadcast.

1985 – Pete holds the first concert organized by the Anti-Heroin campaign at St. James Church in London. Siouxsie and the Banshees perform and at the end Siouxsie presents Pete with a check for £5000. Afterwards they celebrate at the Embassy Club

1995 – The Finnish artist Pate Mustajärvi releases his album Ikurin turbiini featuring a song called “Minä olen Pauli” which is actually “Boris The Spider”. You can listen to it on youtube here

2000 – Pete, Roger and John hold a press conference at The Supper Club in New York City to announce their summer North American tour and the internet release of a live album from their 1999 shows

2000 – Roger appears on Comedy Central’s The Daily Show. You can watch a clip on Comedy Centrals website here

2000 – Variety reports that the Keith Moon bio-pic, now provisionally known as “Who’s Next”, will be directed by Brad Siberling. The next day Nicholas Cage tells imdb.com that he is “insisting” that he be allowed to play Pete

2004 – Pete publicly apologizes to John Entwistle’s mother Queenie for some remarks he made about John in the previous month’s issue of Uncut magazine.

2008 – Roger attends the Teenage Cancer Trust Concert at The Royal Albert Hall. He’s interviewed by NME.com

2010 – Roger Daltrey performs at Jeremy Clarkson’s 50th birthday bash. Legendary producer Trevor Horn puts together a special band for the night and Squeeze also perform. The event is packed with celebs including model Jodie Kidd, socialite Jemima Khan, singer Bryan Ferry and comedians Jimmy Carr, Harry Enfield, Dom Joly and Paul Whitehouse

2017 – The Who play the Sheffield Arena in Sheffield, South Yorkshire

Today in Whostory: 4/09/2021

Today in Whostory: 4/09/2021

1964 – That morning The Who audition for Chris Parmeinter of Fontana Records in a basement café on the Edgware Road. Parmeinter is impressed by Pete, Roger and John, but does not care for drummer Doug Sandom. Doug announced his departure, but agreed to serve out the scheduled shows for the weekend.

From there, The Who go to Studio S2 at Broadcasting House to audition for an appearance on the BBC Light Programme.

1965 – The Who play Stamford Hall in Altrincham, Cheshire

1965 – “I Can’t Explain” reaches its New Musical Express chart peak at #10. It had been released almost three months before.

1966 – The Who play the Pavilion Gardens Ballroom in Buxton, Derbyshire

1966 – Hugh Vanes photographs Pete having an elegant breakfast while perusing the latest NME…then shoots John and Keith sharing fags and brekkies at the diner The Boiling Kettle

1966 – “Substitute” enters the Dutch charts while “My Generation” reaches its peak at #13 in the Detroit, Michigan area.

1967 – The Who play the Thalia-Teater in Wuppertal, West Germany

1969 – The Who continue rehearsing their new Tommy-centered act at the Community Centre, Westcott Crescent in Hanwell

1974 – Keith joins Ringo Starr and Jim Keltner, all playing drums during the recording of “Rock Around The Clock” and “Loop De Loop” for the John Lennon-produced Harry Nilsson album Pussycats. Keith also plays congas on “Mucho Mungo”/”Mt. Elga” and Chinese wood blocks on “All My Life.” Paul McCartney drops by for the session and he and Lennon are photographed together for the last time by Dougal.

Listen to “Rock Around The Clock’ on youtube here

1975 – A single is released from Keith Moon’s solo album. “Solid Gold” backed with the John Lennon-penned “Move Over Ms. L,” hits the racks in North America. It fails to chart. you can hear “Solid Gold” on youtube here and “Move Over Ms. L” here

1979 – The Who, now with John “Rabbit” Bundrick on keyboards and Kenney Jones on drums, begin rehearsing their stage act. Over the next two-and-a-half weeks they rehearse for a total of six days. The rehearsals are filmed by the BBC as part of a feature on the programme Nationwide and footage of The Who rehearsing “Who Are You” and “Sister Disco” are later released on the 30 Years Of Maximum R&B video.

Today in Whostory: 4/08/2021

Today in Whostory: 4/08/2021

1963 – The Detours play at the White Hart Hotel in Acton

1965 – The Who play the Olympia Ballroom in Reading

1965 – The Hammersmith & Shepherds Bush Gazette carries a story titled “Love and marriage is their hit” about Colin Dawson, “founder of ‘The Who'”

1966 – The Who play the Queens Hall in Leeds, Yorkshire

1966 – The Who travel by van to Leeds for a meet ‘n’ greet at Vallances Records. Photographer Hugh Vanes accompanies the band and photographs Pete carrying a tyre for the van.

1967 – The Who play Meistersingerhalle in Nuremberg, West Germany

1967 – Billboard carries the article: “Who in U.S. to show what, how they play.” It contains a photo of The Who with Decca Records executives

1969 – The Who continue rehearsing their new Tommy-centered act at the Community Centre, Westcott Crescent in Hanwell

1972 – New Musical Express prints part two of a long interview with Pete conducted by Chris Van Ness in Denver the previous December.

1974 – Ken Russell completes the shooting script for Tommy

2004 – Pete performs at the Ronnie Lane Tribute Concert at the Royal Albert Hall. He does “Evolution” solo, and then performs “A Heart to Hang Onto” with the Kenney Jones band

2012 – Who manager Bill Curbishley tells the Sunday Times that he had been approached by organizers of the 2012 London Olympics to see if The Who would play at the end of the Games. They also specifically asked if Keith Moon could appear with them. Curbishley’s response: “‘If they have a round table, some glasses and candles, we might contact him.”

Today in Whostory: 4/07/2021

Today in Whostory: 4/07/2021

1963 – The Detours play in Bayswater at Douglas House

1965 – The Who play the Dacorum College of Further Education in Hemel, Hempstead, Hertfordshire

1966 – The Who tele-record an appearance miming “Substitute” for Top of the Pops

1967 – Mono mixes of “Pictures of Lily” and “Doctor, Doctor” were completed at Ryemuse Sound

1967 – Roger is interviewed for the BBCs German Service show “Hit ’67”

1967 – The Who, minus a tardy Keith, fly to Essen, Germany with their Track Records’ up-and-coming act John’s Children (featuring Marc Bolan on guitar) to serve as opening act. Also accompanying them are Pete’s friends Richard Stanley and Chris Morphet, hired to shoot promotional footage of the German tour.

1968 – The Who play the CNE Coliseum in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. They are supported by The Troggs, MC5 and Raja

1975 – Pete demos “Girl in a Suitcase” which is rejected for the next Who album. The demo later surfaces on Pete’s 1987 LP Another Scoop. Other demos recorded around this time which don’t make it to the new Who album are “To Barney Kessell” and “Brrr”, later released on Pete’s 1985 album Scoop, “Ordinary Fella”, “Fight Until You’re Mine”, and an unnamed 12-bar boogie track.

1977 – Roger appears on Radio 1’s Rock On

1979 – John holds the first recording session for a new solo album that will emerge over two years later as Too Late The Hero

1981 – Kit Lambert dies at the age of 45, nine days short of reaching exactly the same age his father, composer Constant Lambert, reached before he died.

1984 – The Who fanzine The Relay publishes an interview with Roger about the end of The Who. Roger says Pete “made a very big mistake” breaking up The Who and adds “you can only take so much of being treated like a turd.” He says he hates Dave Marsh’s Who book Before I Get Old, describing it as “a great, fat book as big as a Bible mostly comprised of lies.” He also says Richard Barnes’ book The Who: Maximum R&B is “dreadful.” Dave Marsh is interviewed in the same issue and calls the It’s Hard song “I’ve Known No War” a “despicable piece of s***.”

1985 – You magazine in The Mail on Sunday reports that Pete is currently writing “a book about working in sheds.”

2002 – The Sunday Times Home section has Roger on the cover in front of his own home

2004 – Roger receives a lifetime achievement award for The Who at the Capitol Radio Awards in London

2004 – The group Recliner releases their CD Make a Friend featuring a cover of “The Kids Are Alright”You can listen to it on youtube here

2005 – An exhibit called “Tommy: The Amazing Journey” opens at the Rock ‘n Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland. Pete supplies materials.

2008 – Pete attends the funeral for The Beatles’ former road manager and business advisor Neil Aspinall. At the service held at St Mary-the-Virgin Church in Twickenham, Pete performs two of Aspinall’s favorite songs, “Mr. Tambourine Man” and “My Sweet Lord.”

2009 – Best Buy releases the exclusive 2CD-1DVD set Rachel Fuller Presents In The Attic with Pete Townshend and Friends.

2009 – The Sun reports that Karen Astley has applied for divorce proceedings against Pete, ending their 40-year marriage.

2017 – The Who play The SSE Hydro in Glasgow, Lanarkshire

Today in Whostory: 4/06/2021

Today in Whostory: 4/06/2021

1963 – The Detours play the CAV Sports Ground in Northolt.

1964 – The Who play the Glenlyn Ballroom in Forest Hill

1965 – The Who play The Marquee Club in London

1967 – The Who are at Pye Studio No. 2 where The Who are filmed by ORTF French television

1967 – Richard Goldstein writes a lengthy article in The Village Voice on The Who’s March 28th Murray the K show. He concentrates on the group’s interaction with backstage groupies and the “shtick” of their instrument smashing. Of The Who’s sound he writes, “Theirs is a toy music, with massive drumming and a vocal that sounds as though somebody’s batteries need changing.” You can read it here

1968 – The Who play the Fillmore East in New York, New York

1975 – John’s interview on Alison Steele’s U.S. Army Reserve radio show Nightbird & Company is aired

1996 – The John Entwistle Band wraps up the first Left For Dead Tour at the Birch Hill Concert Hall in Old Bridge, New Jersey

1999 – MCA Records release, for the U.S. market, the budget-priced best-of CD, The Best Of The Who: The Millennium Collection

Today in Whostory: 4/05/2021

Today in Whostory: 4/05/2021

1964 – The Who play the White Hart Hotel in Acton

1965 – The Who play The Lakeside R&B Scene at the Old Welsh Harp in Hendon, Middlesex

1967 – The Who are in IBC studios in London recording “Pictures of Lily” and “Doctor, Doctor”.

1968 – The Who play the first of two nights at the Fillmore East in New York, New York
In 2018 these shows are released on the CD “The Who Live At the Fillmore East 1968”

1968 – The Who are photographed for Life magazine by Art Kane at his studio and the Carl Schurz Memorial in Morningside Park asleep under two sewn-together Union Jack flags prepared by Kane. They are so tired from Keith’s late-night antics that they actually go to sleep. The photo would be used in the June 1968 issue of Life in a feature titled “The New Rock”

1969 – Melody Maker groups The Who with Led Zeppelin and Free as one of “The heavy mob.” The article describes their sound under the new label “heavy” rock, a label that will eventually mutate to “heavy metal.”

1971 – Keith performs again as part of an All-Star Jam Session at the Bumpers Club in London.

1975 – Billboard magazine features a short article titled “Polydor Fete For ‘Tommy'” about the March 21st premiere of Tommy in Toronto. Also featured is an ad by MCA for the original Tommy release

1981 – Kit Lambert, The Who’s former manager and producer, is by this time living on charity that he spends mostly on heroin and alcohol. He shows up at his mother’s house bloody and broke saying he had been beaten by four men in the lavatory of a gay bar. His mother gets him to go to bed but later in the night he falls downstairs suffering a brain hemorrhage.

1986 – Roger appears on the British TV show The Little And Large Show lip-syncing to “The Pride You Hide” and appearing in some comedy sketches

2002 – Roger Daltrey attends Paul McCartney’s concert at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.

2011 – UGC releases The Who ICON (Greatest Hits) as one and two CD sets

2017 – The Who play the Manchester Arena in Manchester


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