September 28, 2021

Today in Whostory: 8/07/2019

1965 – The Who play Loyola Hall in Stamford Hill, London

1967 – The Who are in New York at Talentmasters Studio for the second of two days.

1968 – The Who play The Schaefer Music Festival at Wollman Skating Rink in Central Park, New York

1971 – The Who were to have played the Yale Bowl in New Haven, Connecticut but it is canceled by the local government due to the concert’s proximity to a planned Black Panther rally. Instead, The Who play one more night at the Music Hall in Boston. Labelle is the opening act

1972 – The Who and Glyn Johns go back into the studio to record the last song of the aborted 1972 session, Keith’s composition “Waspman.”

1976 – The Who play the Gator Bowl in Jacksonville, Florida. The promoter screws up the promoting and only 30,000 attend the 80,000 capacity stadium. Naturally, The Who are very angry and it makes for one of their best shows climaxing in a tremendous instrument smashup.

1976 – A 3:30 edited version of “Slip Kid” backed with “Dreaming from the Waist” is released in the U.S. Despite coinciding with the U.S. tour, it fails to chart.

1978 – e and Keith appear on Good Morning America

1989 – The Who play the Lakewood Amphitheatre in Atlanta, Georgia

1994 – Roger’s “A Celebration of the Music of Pete Townshend” tour continues with a performance at Kings Wood Music Theatre in Toronto

1996 – Robert Gass releases his CD Songs of Healing with a New Age chant version of “See Me Feel Me.”

1997 – The Who play the Nissan Pavilion at Stone Ridge in Bristow, Virginia

1999 – The John Entwistle Band play the Adams County Fair Ground in Brighton, Colorado

2004 – The Who play the Shoreline Amphitheatre in Mountain View, California

2005 – Pete posts a new diary entry: “I had a good lunch last week with Roger Daltrey to discuss possible work in the coming six months. We’ve divided our hopes into two distinct areas: celebration of the past and the creative future. For the former we need to wait for Zak [Starkey] to finish his stint with Oasis. But even then, we’re not certain what kind of work we will do or where we will do it. For the latter we depend entirely on me and my tortuously slow creative process. We have agreed to reconvene next February.”

2006 – site that had streamed Who concerts the previous month is taken down, collapsing from a combination of server costs, music rights costs and disagreement between Pete and Roger.

2017 – The Who play The Colosseum at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, Nevada