November 30, 2020

Today in Whostory: 7/14/2019

1963 – The Detours play the White Hart Hotel in Acton

1964 – The High Numbers play the Railway Hotel in Wealdstone. Kit Lambert, a posh young man looking quite out of place in a Saville Row suit, watches The High Numbers noisily bash away at their songs between bouts of arguing between themselves. He later says they projected “an evil excitement.” Lambert immediately calls Stamp telling him they have found their band

1965 – The Who play the Locarno Ballroom in Stevenage

1966 – The Who play Liberal Hall in Yeovil

1967 – The Who play the Memorial Coliseum in Portland, Oregon

1968 – The Who play Musicarnival in Warrensville Heights, Cleveland, Ohio

1971 – Keith Moon holds a Who’s Next listening party for the press and friends at his home Tara, a bizarre multi-pyramid-shaped structure that he had recently purchased for £65,000. The album is blasted out while The Who lounge on the lawn and the press snap away. During the party Pete is confronted by writers for the underground paper International Times about the meaning of the song “Won’t Get Fooled Again” which they think is a betrayal of the youth Revolution. The party ends with a fireworks display.

1972 – The album Hands of Jack The Ripper by Lord Sutch and His Heavy Friends is released by Atlantic. Keith performs on “Jenny Jenny” and “Good Golly Miss Molly” taken from the 12 April 1970 live performance

1980 – The Who play the Hampton Coliseum in Hampton, Virginia

1980 – Boxoffice magazine reports that The Who’s manager Bill Curbishley has formed a new film company. One of his upcoming projects will be “The Hussars” starring Roger and directed by Nicholas Roeg (it never happens). The magazine also reports that McVicar is having trouble finding a U.S. distributor because it has been deemed too British for American audiences.

1982 – Pete attends the U.K. premiere of Alan Parker’s film adaptation of Pink Floyd The Wall at the Empire in Leicester Square

1989 – The Who play Sullivan Stadium in Foxborough, Massachusetts

2005 – The Parents Television Council (U.S.) asks the F.C.C. to levy a fine on ABC-TV stations for airing the “fuck” in The Who’s live performance of “Who Are You” during their broadcast of the Live 8 Concert.

2006 – The Who play the Moon and Stars ’06 Festival at Piazza Grande in Locarno, Switzerland