October 26, 2021

Today in Whostory: 7/28/2021

1964 – The High Numbers play the Railway Hotel in Wealdstone

1965 – The Who play the Pontiac Club at Zeeta House in Putney. They play only one set due to a sound failure. This show did feature “My Generation”, the earliest known performance of the song

1965 – Glyn Johns prepares tape copies of “Anyhow Anywhere Anyway” [sic] and “Anytime You Want Me” for Australasian release at IBC Studios in London

1965 – Richard Cole applies for a position as a roadie for The Who. His trial by fire working for them prepares for his future employment as Led Zeppelin’s tour manager.

1966 – The Who play Queen’s Hall in Barnstaple, Devon

1967 – The Who play the Garrett Coliseum in Montgomery, Alabama. Before the show Keith leaves the hotel, attracting the attention of some local toughs who shove the British “longhair” through a plate glass window.

1967 – The Dutch TV show Hoopla airs an interview with Pete they had recorded the previous month

1968 – The Who play the Marine Stadium in Miami, Florida

1969 – The Who play “The Fillmore” at the Locarno Ballroom in Sunderland

1992 – Roger’s solo album Rocks In The Head is released in the U.S. It does not make the album charts and its low sales silence Roger’s solo recording career for 26 years.

1995 – Ringo Starr’s All-Starr Band, featuring John Entwistle on bass, play the Starlite Music Theatre in Latham, New York

1997 – The Who play the Molson Centre in Montreal, Quebec, Canada

1999 – Pete performs at the Supper Club in New York City as part of a release party for his forthcoming new CD Pete Townshend Live: A Benefit For Maryville Academy. It is by invitation only with a meet and greet prior. Pete performs a solo set and then is joined by Eddie Vedder who also appears on the CD. The John Entwistle Band is in the audience.

1999 – Pete and Eddie Vedder tape an appearance on Late Night With David Letterman performing “A Heart To Hang Onto” and “Magic Bus”

2001 – “A Walk Down Abbey Road: A Tribute To The Beatles” featuring John on bass play the Carolina Amphitheater in Marion, South Carolina

2002 – Maxene, the second Mrs. Entwistle, sells her inside story on John and The Who to The Mail On Sunday. She tells them that John hated the others, he hated touring but had to because he was perpetually broke, he had to use the £1 million advance from the current tour to pay off gambling debts, Townshend hates Mick Jagger because he is so rich, none of the band like each other and never meet except to work and John had a huge drink and cocaine problem.

2004 – The Who play the Sydney Entertainment Centre in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

2011 – Roger plays the Royal Hall in the Villa Marina, Douglas on the Isle of Man

2014 – Roger performs at the Kimmel Center in Philadelphia