October 28, 2020

Today in Whostory: 4/24/2020

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

1965 – The Who play the Ricky-Tick Club in Windsor

1965 – The Who play the “All Nite Rave” at Club Noreik in Tottenham

1965 – Pop Weekly features The Who as a “group on the way up” while ‘I Can’t Explain” is still in their “Top Thirty” chart at #16.

1966 – The Who play the Birmingham Theatre in Birmingham

1966 – John and driver Richard Cole pick up Keith at his house to head to the Birmingham gig. As they pull away, the vehicle is struck causing serious damage but leaving John and Keith uninjured.

1967 – The Who play The Pavilion in Bath. This show was originally scheduled for March 20

1969 – The Who tape another appearance on Top Of The Pops. Any hopes that Keith will be under control this time are dashed when Tony Blackburn, the BBC DJ who had branded “Pinball Wizard” as “sick”, appears as host. Keith answers his criticism by hurling drumsticks at his head.

1971 – Pete and Karen’s 2nd daughter, Aminta Alice, is born

1971 – NME carries an interview with John entitled “I had to do a solo album or I’d go out of my mind.”

1973 – John and Keith are photographed by Michael Putland

1974 – Filming begins of the “Cousin Kevin” sequence at Harefield Grove

1975 – Rolling Stone magazine features a full page on The Who with two articles: “Townshend’s Mixed Blessing” by Judith Sims, and a review of Tommy titled “‘Tommy’: Too Big, Too Late” by Jon Landau

1980 – The Who play the McNichols Sports Arena in Denver, Colorado

1987 – The movie The Secret Of My Success is released. The soundtrack features “The Price Of Love” performed by Roger. You can listen to it on Youtube here

1989 – Pete, Roger and John Entwistle appear together at a press conference at Radio City Music Hall in New York City to announce they will again tour as The Who that summer. Pete tells the press that he still experiences hearing problems and gets a laugh when he says, “we will play very, very quietly.”

2002 – An interview with Pete Townshend about Scooped and the re-release of My Generation appears in ICE magazine.

2010 – Roger performs at the What: Imagine A Cure II concert st the Snoqualmie Casino in Washington. Joining Roger to raise money for Susan G. Komen For The Cure are Alan White and Simon Kirke

2012 – Roger and his band play at the International Forum in Tokyo

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