October 24, 2021

Today in Whostory: 4/19/2019

1965 – The Who play the Botwell House in Hayes, Middlesex

1966 – The Who play the Town Hall in Walsall

1967 – The Who play Stadthalle in Bremen

1967 – The Who appear on Beat Club to lip-sync to “Pictures Of Lily.” A clip of the performance later appears in The Kids Are Alright and in its entirety on the video Who’s Better Who’s Best. While The Who are on stage, 6,000 DM are stolen from their dressing room.

1969 – New Musical Express contains the article: “Moon: drummer extraordinaire”

1969 – Melody Maker has the article: “Why The Who aren’t pop anymore” with quotes from Pete and Keith. Pete declares, “I feel anti-pop now. I don’t call our music ‘pop’ any more. It would be nice to be in a pop industry where music with meaning sells, but that happens so rarely.”

1974 – Keith leaves his residence at the Santa Monica beachhouse to return to London for the filming of Tommy

1974 – Ringo’s film Count Downe, now retitled Son Of Dracula and featuring a cameo by Keith, premiers in Atlanta

1977 – On or about this date, the day after Keith leaves Cedars-Sinai Hospital where he had been undergoing treatment for his alcoholism and drug abuse, he is kicked out of Ye Olde King’s Head pub in Santa Monica after “simulating the act of intercourse” with a girl on the barroom floor. Prior to this he had ripped the sink out of the wall in the men’s bathroom.

1980 – The Who play the Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum Arena in Oakland, California

1980 – New Musical Express prints a new interview with Pete in which he discusses the possibility of a Lifehouse script to be written by Ray Bradbury.

2000 – Pete releases remastered versions of Scoop and Another Scoop with redone artwork on his website. There is also a limited edition art print (500 copies), signed by Pete.

2012 – Japanese record sellers list an upcoming release The Who Live At Budokan from the band’s 2008 appearance. The Who change their minds and the release is cancelled

2015 – The Who play the Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena in Jacksonville, Florida