October 26, 2021

Today in Whostory: 7/23/2021

1963 – The Detours play the Oldfield Hotel in Greenford.

1965 – New Musical Express publishes a list of The Who’s “life-lines”. Keith is certainly keeping his plan to “stay young forever.” Part of his plan is apparently fibbing about his age as his listing is a year short of his actual birthday

1966 – The Who play the Royal Hall at Bridlington Spa in Bridlington, Yorkshire

1967 – The Who play the Dallas Memorial Auditorium in Dallas, Texas

1968 – The Who play The Mosque in Richmond, Virginia

1974 – Former High Numbers publicist Pete Meaden takes Pete Townshend to see the Steve Gibbons Band perform at Dingwalls, Camden Town, North London.

1989 – The Who play the Alpine Valley Music Theatre in East Troy, Wisconsin

1995 – Ringo Starr’s All-Starr Band, featuring John Entwistle on bass, play the final of three nights at Caesar’s Palace in Atlantic City, New Jersey

1997 – The Who play the Marcus Amphitheater in Milwaukee, Wisconsin

1999 – The John Entwistle Band play the Entertainment Center in Medina, Minnesota

2002 – The Vitamin String Quartet releases their CD The String Quartet Tribute To The Who’s “Tommy”
You can listen to Overture on Youtube here
You can listen to Pinball Wizard on Youtube here

2006 – The Who play the M├╝nsterplatz in Ulm, Germany

2011 – British tabloids publish recent clandestine photos of Pete outside his house wearing hearing aids

2012 – Pete joins Brian May of Queen and a large group of rock and pop stars in signing a letter posted in the Daily Telegraph demanding Google provide more protection against those using their search engine to pirate music.

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