October 27, 2020

Today in Whostory: 1/23/2020

1964 – The Detours play the Oldfield Hotel in Greenford.

1965 – The Who play the Corn Exchange in Chelmsford.

1965 – The Who play Club Noreik in Tottenham. Opening for The Who at the all-night rave is The Muleskinners featuring future Small Faces’ keyboardist and second husband to the future Mrs. Moon, Ian McLagan.

1965 – The magazine FABulous carries a photo with the caption “The High Numbers…now under new management as The Who”

1966 – The Who play the Co-Operative Hall in Warrington, Lancashire

1968 – Another performance at Sydney Stadium, this time The Who and Small Faces are accused of using foul language onstage and the press demands a police investigation.

1971 – Pete again tries to explain what the Lifehouse project entails to Penny Valentine in Melody Maker: “We are intending to produce a fiction or a play or an opera, and create a completely different kind of performance in rock. We are writing a story and we aim to perform it on the first day we start work in this theatre. Tied in with the whole idea is the use of quadraphonic sound and pre-recorded tapes. About 400 people will be involved with us and we aim to play them music which represents them.”

1971 – Pete again tries to explain what the Lifehouse project entails to Penny Valentine in Melody Maker: “We are intending to produce a fiction or a play or an opera, and create a completely different kind of performance in rock. We are writing a story and we aim to perform it on the first day we start work in this theatre. Tied in with the whole idea is the use of quadraphonic sound and pre-recorded tapes. About 400 people will be involved with us and we aim to play them music which represents them.”

1971 – Record Mirror carries an article entitled “Pete’s Plan For The ‘New’ Who” by Bill McAllister, a report of the press conference Pete gave at The Young Vic on the 13th

1972 – John’s son Christopher is born at Queen Charlotte’s Maternity Hospital in Hammersmith

1973 – Keith has another guest spot, this as a drummer on Dave Carlsen’s album A Pale Horse. Recruited at The Speakeasy, Keith plays on “Death On A Pale Horse” and another track that doesn’t make the finished album. The session ends abruptly after Keith gets in an argument with the studio manager.

You can hear a short sample of the music here: https://www.amazon.com/Death-On-A-Pale-Horse/dp/B000T2EI7A

1975 – John Entwistle and his band The Ox play in Leicester

1981 – Billboard magazine carries an article entitled “Who’s Movie Due On RCA SelectaVision”

2002 – The Who hold the first of their rehearsals for their upcoming shows

2007 – “Pete Townshend – The Definitive Collection” CD is released

2007 – Pete is interviewed on XFM and speaks about playing Glastonbury: “I don’t know if we’re allowed to say, but let me put it this way, I think they want us to do it, and we want to do it. So we shall see. I this it’s about whether or not they’ll give me space to park my tent.”

2007 – The Who receive a lifetime achievement award at the South Bank Awards Show at London’s Savoy Hotel. Pete and Roger receive their award from ITV chairman Michael Grade.

2007 – Tony Furtado releases a cover of “Won’t Get Fooled Again” on his CD Thirteen.

2007 – Joe Goldmark releases his CD “Seducing The ’60s” featuring a country & western cover of “The Kids Are Alright.”

2008 – Keith Moon: Final 24 premiers on the Biography Channel. It features re-creations of the last 24 hours of the drummer’s life.

2019 – Billboard.com carries an article entitled “The Who on Their First Tour With Live Nation & Magic Bus Sweepstakes” by Gary Graff

You can read it here

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