October 21, 2020

Today in Whostory: 2/10/2019

1967 – The Who play the Gaiety Ballroom in Grimsby. Roger misses the show. Also part of the ballroom’s glass ceiling falls on the band during their set

1968 – The Who go back to work in their homeland playing a Valentine Ball at Essex University in Colchester, England. They are supported by The Shell Shock Show, Yum Yum Band and Exploding Orange.

1968 – The Amboy Dukes (featuring guitarist Ted Nugent) have their first album The Amboy Dukes hit the U.S. charts. It features a cover of “It’s Not True.”

1969 – The Who go back into IBC Studio A for five more days of Tommy sessions.

1970 – The Who record and mix the second song written entirely by Roger, “Here For More,” at IBC Studio B in London for release as the B-side of “The Seeker.”

1972 – The Who assemble at a studio in Blackfairs for Tony McGrath to shoot a recreation of their 1966 photo for a new cover article in The Observer. Keith is late in arriving from a Disc and Music Echo party at Hatchett’s Club in Piccadilly where he and John accepted The Who’s award for Best Live Band. John can be seen restraining Keith who has tried to attack the hapless photographer. The issue is released 19 March

1973 – Pete tells Melody Maker he is suffering from writer’s block that is keeping him from finishing the Quadrophenia project. He also says that to record it properly, The Who may have to build its own studio; In addition, Pete says he does not think highly of Who’s Next and admits that the plots in his musical stories are often weak.

1974 – The Who play The Parc Des Expositions in Paris. The venue doors are opened eight hours before the show because of the crushing pressure of the crowd on the glass doors. The venue proves inadequate in another way. Three songs in The Who blow the electrical transformer. Fifteen minutes pass before new power can be found.

1979 – The Fabulous Poodles’ LP Mirror Stars hits the U.S. charts where it peaks at #61. Three songs, “Work Shy,” “Mr. Mike,” and “Cherchez La Femme,” all feature bass by John Entwistle.

1979 – The Fabulous Poodles’ LP Mirror Stars hits the U.S. charts where it peaks at #61. Three songs, “Work Shy,” “Mr. Mike,” and “Cherchez La Femme,” all feature bass by John.

1986 – Roger presents Tears for Fears with the award for Best Single at the BRIT Awards in London

1991 – Roger is one of the presenters at the Brit Awards at the Dominion Theatre, London.

1998 – The John Entwistle Band hold a record signing at Tower Records in Los Angeles. They sell a limited edition CD single of “When The Sun Comes Up” from their forthcoming album Music From Van-Pires. Unfortunately rights issues delay the album for over two more years.

1998 – Who’s Serious: Symphonic Who by the London Philharmonic Orchestra is released. Pete’s brother Simon performs on it.

2004 – Pete puts a limited edition DVD of the film O Parvardigar for sale on his website. It features a surround sound mix of his song

2005 – The Sun reports that John Entwistle’s home Quarwood was bought by the Dutch tycoon Piet Pulford.

2013 – The Who play The Joint in Las Vegas, Nevada

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