December 4, 2020

Today in Whostory: 4/25/2019

1963 – The Detours play the Oldfield Hotel in Greenford

1965 – The Who play the Trade Union Hall in Watford

1966 – The Who play The Pavilion in Bath, Somerset

1967 – The Who play the Town Hall in High Wycombe

1969 – The Who play the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow

1970 – The Who play the Portland Hall at the University of Nottingham in Nottingham, Nottinghamshire

1970 – Pete is interviewed by Penny Valentine in Disc and Music Echo. He says Tommy has provided The Who with fans “…I’d be pleased to lose again, especially the American psuedo-intellectuals who kept reading things into it.”

1971 – Who return to the Young Vic Theatre in London to rehearse for the next day’s recording.

1984 – Pete is interviewed by Scott Muni in London for a live transmission to WNEW-FM in New York. During the interview, Pete’s brother Paul calls in

1987 – New Musical Express prints a letter sent to Roger that reads: “Dear Mr. Daltrey, seeing as Keith Moon is dead, could you possibly give me his old drum kit? Also, if any of your smashed-up guitars are still intact, could I have them please? We are trying to set up a band but don’t have any money. Yours sincerely, Mark, Leeds.”

1989 – e, Roger & John are interviewed on Good Morning America

1997 – The Who play the Stockholm Globe Arena in Stockholm, Sweden

2006 – Pete’s Eelpie company asks for submissions of “video-movie files, DVDs, videotapes or podcasts” for round-the-clock streaming on his website. It is tentatively called “OO-TV”. The channel never launches.

2007 – Pete Townshend holds a media event at his Oceanic Studios in London to unveil a computer software program that will enable fans to compose personalized music tracks at the click of a button. “You can put data in and get a piece of music out. It’s as simple as that.” Based on an idea Pete had in 1970 that was the partial basis of his Lifehouse concept, the “Method” software was developed by mathematician/composer Lawrence Ball and software developer Dave Snowdon.

2011 – The History Channel series “Pawn Stars” entitled “Pom Pom Pawn” features someone selling an autographed photo of The Who.

2015 – The Who play the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival at the Fair Grounds Race Course in New Orleans, Louisiana