1968 – The Who were to headline “The English Invasion” night of the Philadelphia Music Festival at JFK Stadium but their participation is cancelled due to bad weather.
1970 – Rolling Stone magazine carries a review of one of The Who’s June concerts at the Berkley Community Theatre
1971 – Billboard magazine carries an article titled “Who to Tour U.S. in Tie With LP; Labelle on Trip”
1971 – New Musical Express covers The Who’s “Who’s Next” release party at Keith Moon’s home.
1971 – Sounds magazine features Pete on the cover and an interview with him where he talks about the future of rock. You can read it here
1973 – Rachel Fuller, Pete’s wife, is born in Ipswich
1995 – Roger and Simon hold a press conference in Sydney, Australia to promote a continuation of his “A Celebration Of Pete Townshend” tour, now to be called the “Who’s Coming?” tour. A five date tour is set for mid-October and tickets are sold before Roger discovers the tour would put him £200,000 in the red and cancels it
2001 – Joe Strummer and the Mescaleros release their CD Global a Go-Go with Roger singing on the title track. You can listen to it on YouTube here
2004 – The Who to Japan for the first time, opening for Aerosmith at the Yokohama Festival. The band plays a 90-minute set in near 100 degree Fahrenheit (upper 30’s Celsius) heat. Pete smashes his guitar at the end
2006 – Wire and Glass has a limited released on CD and 12-inch vinyl in Europe on Polydor. E! reviews the EP giving it a B. “Surprisingly, despite the deaths of drummer Keith Moon and bassist John Entwistle, this release sounds more like the classic Who than the group’s last album, 1982’s It’s Hard. Sure, Daltrey’s voice has lost a bit of its luster and the storyline is totally confusing, but Townshend, who’s had some troubles of his own lately, sounds like he’s having the time of his life.”
2007 – Pistol Valve, a Japanese all girl brass and rock band, release their debut album “Tsunamic Girls From Tokyo” featuring a cover of “My Generation”
You can listen to it on YouTube here
2011 – Roger plays at Indigo2 at the O2, London
2012 – The documentary Quadrophenia: Can You See The Real Me? is shown for one night only in movie theaters across the United States. The film is preceeded by a special message from Pete
2017 – Roger visits the Rainbow Babies and Children’s Hospital in Cleveland, Ohio
You can also see some video from this event on youtube here
2019 – Pete attends the first “Midsummer Party” hosted by Elton John to raise funds for the Elton John Aids Foundation in Antibes, France.