October 31, 2020

Today in Whostory: 5/07/2019

1964 – The Who play the Oldfield Hotel in Greenford

1965 – The Who play the Raith Ballroom in Kirkcaldy, Fifeshire, Scotland

1966 – The Who play the National Stadium in Dublin, Ireland. Later newspaper reports say that the IRA leveled threats against The Who if they went on stage in their Union Jack jackets. The Who were reported to have already responded by having special jackets made from the Eire tricolour. However, Max Ker-Seymer, who was in the supporting band Peter Adler and The Next in Line, says there were never any threats made.

1967 – The Who play at Sommarlust in Folkets Park, Kristianstad

1967 – The Who play at MFF-Stadion in Malmö. The performance sparks a “fan-crush” as attendees rush the stage during the opening song “Substitute,” only to be shoved back by police. At least 20 fans have to be carried out, some unconscious. The Who will not return to Sweden for five years.

1971 – The Who play the Top Rank Suite in Sunderland, Tyne and Wear

1971 – Mike Heron releases his album Smiling Men with Bad Reputations. One track, “Warm Heart Pastry,” has the guitar, bass and drums credited to “Tommy and the Bijoux.” In reality they are Pete, Keith and Ronnie Lane.

1975 – wever Much I Booze” is recorded by The Who at Shepperton Studios.

1976 – The Steve Gibbons Band album Any Road Up, produced by John and Cy Langston, is released. It fails to chart

1980 – The Who play The Forum in Montreal, Quebec, Canada

1996 – Chubby Carrier and the Bayou Swamp Band release their CD Who Stole The Hot Sauce? featuring a cover of “Squeeze Box.

2015 – The Who play the Scottrade Center in St. Louis, Missouri

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