October 27, 2021

Today in Whostory: 1/09/2020

1965 – The Who play an “All Nite Rave” at Club Noreik in Tottenham. The J Crowe Combo were the support band.

1965 – Melody Maker features their first review of a Who gig. 16 year-old fan Nick Jones raves about the “weird and effective techniques of guitarist Paul Townshend” and declares The Who “must surely be one of the trendsetting groups of 1965”

1965 – The Who play The Ealing Club in Ealing

1966 – The Who play the Cosmopolitan Club in Carlisle

1968 – The Who perform at Brave New World Club in Southsea, Portsmouth

1970 – The first inquest into the death of Neil Boland is held, but is immediately adjourned, postponed until February 20th. Keith knows it is not his fault but takes it to heart anyway, brooding on his role in Boland’s death for years after.

1970 – “Legs” Larry Smith, as “Topo D. Bil,” releases the single “Witchi Tai To” in the U.K. Keith is a guest percussionist on the track.

You can listen to it here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LJg59YCFP8Q

1999 – Pete Townshend plays a secret show to eighty people in Oxford England to commemorate the closing of the Museum of Modern Arts exhibition on Gustav Metzger.