October 26, 2021

Today in Whostory: 5/08/2019

1964 – The Who play the Goldhawk Social Club in Shepherd’s Bush

1965 – The Who play The New Palladium in Greenock, Renfrewshire, Scotland. The opening acts are Studio Six and the Jaygars, the latter featuring twelve-year old guitarist and later member of Thunderclap Newman and Wings, Jimmy McCulloch.

1966 – The Who play the Arcadia Ballroom in Cork, Ireland

1966 – The New Musical Express Poll Winners concert at the Empire Pool from the 1st is broadcast on ITV. It is re-broadcast on the 15th Rumors still circulate that a copy of this show exists but it has never gone public since its initial broadcast.

1967 – The Who flew back to London from Sweden and began rehearsals at Brian Epstein’s Saville Theatre in Shaftesbury Avenue, London.

1970 – The Who play Eliot College of the University of Kent in Canterbury, Kent. Genesis opened.

1971 – Melody Maker interviews John about his new solo album

1971 – Record Mirror interviews Roger about the collapse of the Lifehouse project.

1986 – Roger is part of a panel at the 1st International Music & Media Conference in Montreux, Switzerland. The Bronski Beat and Mike Rutherford are also on the panel.

1986 – Roger performs “Under a Raging Moon” and “The Pride You Hide” for the Montreux Rock TV show. It is aired later in the month.

1987 – The John Entwistle Band performs at the Musikmesse, a huge trade show, in Frankfurt, Germany

1999 – Pete travels to La Jolla, California to meet with Ted Waitt of Gateway Computers to discuss the Lifehouse Method software development. While there he pens the poem “I Want To Get Through The Fall.”

2006 – Roger performs at Arsenal Stadium in Highbury during ceremonies marking the last football game played at the stadium. In honor of his favourite team playing his favourite stadium, Roger sings a song he has written for the occasion called “Highbury Highs”.

2008 – Roger Daltrey performs with the RD Crusaders in a charity event at the Old Billingsgate fish market in London. They perform “Giving It All Away”, “Squeeze Box”, “Substitute”, “Pinball Wizard” and “Ring of Fire”. Audience attendees include Liz Hurley, Katie Price, Trinny Woodall and Mark Ronson

2009 – Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band cover “My Generation” during their show at University Park, Pennsylvania.

2011 – Pete’s literary agent, Ed Victor, begins shopping Pete’s autobiography to publishers. The proposed title is Pete Townshend: Who He?

2016 – The Who play the Rexall Place in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada