October 21, 2020

Today in Whostory: 7/11/2019

1963 – The Detours play the Oldfield Hotel in Greenford.

1964 – The Who play the Trade Union Hall in Watford

1964 – The High Numbers get one of their first national articles in Record Mirror under the headline “How High Will These Numbers Go?”

1965 – The Who play the Birdcage Club at the Savoy Ballroom in Southsea, Portsmouth, Hampshire with the Crow supporting. Reportedly “a major event attended by 1000 fans”

1968 – The Who play the Saskatoon Arena in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada

1969 – Keith accompanies “Legs” Larry Smith to a Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band show at the Van Dike Club in Devonport where he plays drums as “The Lone Arranger.”

1970 – Billboard runs a full page ad for The Who’s newly released single “Summertime Blues” backed with “Heaven and Hell”

1970 – Billboard carries a full page ad for Summertime Blues

1972 – “Join Together” becomes the only Who single to appear in the official Switzerland charts, peaking at #9

1973 – Keith is interviewed by BBC Radio 1 producer and presenter John Walters and photographed by Michael Putlan

1976 – The convention at the Oceanic Centre ends with a showing of the movie Delia about Baba follower Delia de Leon and produced by Pete.

1977 – The Who regroup at Shepperton Film Studios, the studio in which they hold a sizeable financial stake. With purchase and equipment upgrades, The Who have sunk close to a million pounds into the studio intending to rent it out to other acts. Moon, with whom the other band members haven’t worked since the previous October, has ballooned in weight. During this week the band rehearses and shoots a video for Roger’s solo song “Say It Ain’t So, Joe” with John and a topless Keith.

1980 – The Who play the Rupp Arena in Lexington, Kentucky

1981 – Roger’s best-of collection The Best of Roger Daltrey enters the Dutch charts where it will peak at #29

1995 – Ringo Starr’s All-Starr Band, featuring John Entwistle on bass, play the First of America Stage in Acme, Michigan

1999 – The John Entwistle Band play WRAT’s Electric Ballroom in South Belmar, New Jersey

2000 – On his website Pete asks for people to send him copies of bootleg recordings and pictures from the recent tour. He also says he has spoken to Bill Curbishley about “doing a Grateful Dead” and releasing rare Who recordings and video to fans.

2001 – “A Walk Down Abbey Road: A Tribute To The Beatles” featuring John on bass plays the Fleet Pavilion in Boston, Massachusetts

2002 – Roger poses at his home for some photographs by Dave Hogan

2005 – Castle releases John Entwistle’s solo albums Smash Your Head Against The Wall, Whistle Rymes, and Rigor Mortis Sets In as expanded CDs in the U.K

2006 – The Who play the Museumsplatz in Bonn, Germany

2006 – Pat Long in the New Musical Express reviews Wire and Glass: “It’s a very familiar sounding song because it is them rediscovering the sound that made them famous in the early 70s. So I think no one will be surprised by it and a lot of people will feel very comfortable with it.”

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