October 25, 2020

Today in Whostory: 8/20/2019

1963 – The Detours play the Oldfield Hotel in Greenford

1964 – The High Numbers play the Majestic Ballroom in Luton

1964 – The High Numbers rehearse and taped their debut television appearance on BBC-2’s The Beat Room in Studio 3. They performed live versions of Bo Diddley’s “Bring It To Jerome” and the Miracles “I Gotta Dance to Keep From Crying”. It would be broadcast on August 24 from 7:35 to 8:00.

1965 – The Who play the Pavilion Ballroom in Bournemouth, Hampshire. The opening band was Davy Jones and the Lower Third – later to be known as David Bowie

1966 – The Who play the Town Hall in Torquay, Devonshire

1966 – Billboard lists “The Kids Are Alright” as a “breakout hit” in Detroit.

1967 – The Who play the Fargo Civic Auditorium in Fargo, North Dakota

1967 – The Who play the Minneapolis Auditorium in Minneapolis, Minnesota

1982 – Roger, without the other members, holds a press conference in New York to announce The Who’s upcoming North American tour. He says it will “probably” be the group’s last tour because touring is “getting too big” and takes too much time “to make them profitable”. However, The Who are not breaking up and will continue to record together. He is also interviewed by Martha Quinn on MTV.

1995 – John appeared with the Ringo Starr & His All-Starr Band at the Concord Pavilion in Concord, California

1996 – Snuff releases their CD Flibbiddydibiddydob with a cover of “I Can’t Explain.”

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