October 17, 2021

Today in Whostory: 4/10/2019

1964 – The Who play the Glenlyn Ballroom in Forest Hill opening for the Undertakers

1965 – The Who play The Cavern, Notre Dame Hall in Leicester Square, London

1966 – “Substitute” peaks at #2 on Radio London’s Fab 40

1967 – The Who play the Jaguar-Club in Herford, West Germany

1969 – The Who continue rehearsing their new Tommy-centered act at the Community Centre, Westcott Crescent in Hanwell

1969 – The Who perform “Pinball Wizard” on Top Of The Pops. Keith upsets the show’s director with his antics

1974 – Pete attends an Eric Clapton comeback party held at The China Garden Restaurant in Soho

1974 – Keith and Dougal move out of the Beverly Wilshire Hotel into a $5000 a month rented beachfront house on the Pacific Coast highway in Santa Monica, sharing it for a time with John Lennon and May Pang

1980 – Pete lands in New York City to do promotion for his solo album Empty Glass

1984 – John’s estranged wife Alison wins libel damages from Channel Four Television and Goldcrest Films and TV. While appearing as a guest on the defendant’s show Gastank, John had called his wife a “go.” She did not sue John who she is currently divorcing because he apologized and asked for the remark to be cut before broadcast.

1995 – The Finnish artist Pate Mustaj√§rvi releases his album Ikurin turbiini featuring a song called “Min√§ olen Pauli” which is actually “Boris The Spider”.

2000 – Pete, Roger and John hold a press conference at The Supper Club in New York City to announce their summer North American tour and the internet release of a live album from their 1999 shows

2000 – Roger appears on Comedy Central’s The Daily Show

2000 – Variety reports that the Keith Moon bio-pic, now provisionally known as “Who’s Next”, will be directed by Brad Siberling. The next day Nicholas Cage tells imdb.com that he is “insisting” that he be allowed to play Pete

2004 – Pete publicly apologizes to John Entwistle’s mother Queenie for some remarks he made about John in the previous month’s issue of Uncut magazine.

2008 – Roger attends the Teenage Cancer Trust Concert at The Royal Albert Hall. He’s interviewed by NME.com

2010 – Roger Daltrey performs at Jeremy Clarkson’s 50th birthday bash. Legendary producer Trevor Horn puts together a special band for the night and Squeeze also perform. The event is packed with celebs including model Jodie Kidd, socialite Jemima Khan, singer Bryan Ferry and comedians Jimmy Carr, Harry Enfield, Dom Joly and Paul Whitehouse

2017 – The Who play the Sheffield Arena in Sheffield, South Yorkshire