October 29, 2020

Today in Whostory: 2/19/2020

1965 – The Who received a letter informing them that their audition for the BBC Light Programme on the 12th of February was successful.

1965 – “I Can’t Explain” enters the week’s Record Mirror chart (compiled by Record Retailer) at #45.

1965 – “I Can’t Explain” makes its first appearance on a British chart, popping up at #45 in Record Mirror. Four days later “I Can’t Explain” shows up as well on the New Musical Express charts at #28. The single has been in stores for over a month

1966 – The Who play Memorial Hall in Norwich

1981 – The Who play the Edinburgh Playhouse in Edinburgh

1985 – Mick Jagger releases his first solo album She’s The Boss featuring a performance by Pete on electric guitar (“Lonely At The Top”) and acoustic guitar (“Hard Woman”). Some of the production was done at Pete’s boathouse studio. The album peaks at #6 in the U.K. and #13 in the U.S.
Lonely At The Top” (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3cSwTU6mbc8
Hard Woman – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_jqCHvhmp-k

2001 – Pete writes a review of The Who Sell Out for Q magazine’s website

2013 – The Who play the Copps Coliseum in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada

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