December 1, 2020

Today in Whostory: 2/09/2019

1964 – The Detours open for The Big Three at St. Mary’s Hall in Putney

1965 – The Who play The Marquee Club in London

1974 – The Who take Quadrophenia to Europe beginning at the Paris Pavilion supported by Speedy Keene and his band. By now Quadrophenia has been cut down to “The Real Me,” “The Punk And The Godfather,” “I’m One,” “5:15,” “Sea And Sand,” “Drowned,” “Bell Boy,” “Dr. Jimmy” and “Love Reign O’er Me.”

1974 – Melody Maker prints a new interview with Roger in which he gives details on his fist fight with Pete the previous autumn.

1981 – The Who play the Odeon Cinema in Lewisham, London

1983 – The judge presiding over the Cincinnati concert case allows an appeal over the earlier decision to rule out punitive damages. He also asks the lawyers if an out-of-court settlement can be reached.

1986 – Pete performs at a charity show with Deep End at Royal Albert Hall, London to raise money for victims of a Colombian volcano. There his daughter Emma joins him for a synthesizer duet. The band also performs backup duties for a set by David Gilmore. It is the last performance by Deep End until it mutates into the backup band for The Who three years later.

1996 – The John Entwistle band play in Chicago at Synergy

1996 – The John Entwistle Band play Synergy in Chicago

2001 – Pete attends the last night’s performance of the stage version of The Graduate starring his friend Jerry Hall

2002 – Roger appears at the Royal Albert Hall where he joins Paul Weller’s band to sing “I Can See For Miles.”

2003 – Roger makes headlines during an interview on Virgin Radio when he describes the investigation into an alleged connection between Pete Townshend and child pornography on the Internet as a “witch hunt” and “the worst thing I have ever had to deal with in my life.”

2005 – Roger Daltrey receives a “Commander of the British Empire” award from Queen Elizabeth at Buckingham Palace for his charity work with the Teenage Cancer Trust. His wife Heather, his sister Jill and his grand-daughter Lily attend. Says Roger about the Queen, “I don’t think she’s a rock ‘n’ roll fan. She’d probably fall off her podium if she heard The Who’s songs.”

2007 – The world premiere of the official stage musical of Quadrophenia is performed by students from the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama at the Sherman Theatre in Cardiff. Director Tom Critchley, writer Jeff Young and musical director John O’Hara adapted the album under Pete’s guidance. The musical contains no dialogue and fleshes out the story by including “Substitute” and “I Can’t Explain” in the score