October 17, 2021

Today in Whostory: 9/05/2019

1962 – Keith’s group Mark Twain and the Strangers audition for the BBC Light Programme. They are passed over for the Dave Clark Five

1963 – The Detours play the Oldfield Hotel in Greenford

1967 – The Who get a short break before the end of the tour and head to Los Angeles, staying at the Beverly Hills Hotel. Their manager, Kit Lambert, spends his spare time tweaking “I Can See For Miles” and “Rael” at Gold Star Studios in Los Angeles.

1968 – th was interviewed for Radio 1’s Scene and Heard by Johnny Moran. It was scheduled for broadcast on the 21st of September but appears to have not been broadcast

1968 – th is interviewed at the Revolution Club in Mayfair, London for Southern ITV’s Time For Blackburn scheduled to be broadcast on the 25th

1969 – Keith and John attend a screening of Richard Stanley’s student movie Lone Ranger at the International Film Festival in Edinburgh. Pete appears in the film and provides music for the soundtrack.

1972 – The Who play the Mehrzweckhalle in Wetzikon, Switzerland

1977 – Pete’s album made in conjunction with Ronnie Lane, Rough Mix, is released in the U.S. The U.K. release follows on the 16th. Dave Marsh in Rolling Stone calls it a successful blend of spiritual feelings and art. Positive reviews also come from Phil McNeill in New Musical Express, John Swenson in Circus, David Sargent in Vogue, Steve Simels in Stereo Review and Billy Altman in Creem who calls it one of the year’s best albums. It reaches #44 in the U.K. charts and #45 in the U.S.

1986 – Around this date, Roger attends the WEA 15th Anniversary Sales Meeting in Hollywood, Florida. While there he performs “Wild Thing” with Atlantic Vice President Perry Cooper in a band containing Peter Frampton, Genesis, and 20 label staff members

1998 – The National Film Theatre at the British Film Institute has a showing of The Who’s television appearances with Keith and a screening of the edited European version of The Kids Are Alright. Andy Neill introduces a talk by Who-namer and biographer Richard Barnes and Keith Moon’s minder ‘Dougal’ Butler. Barnes discusses Pete Townshend’s recent announcement that he is writing his autobiography.

2000 – John Entwistle tapes a guest appearance on the U.K. TV comedy-game show programme Never Mind The Buzzcocks. The episode airs on the 15th.

2007 – The Sun prints an open letter by “Roger Daltrey (still rocking at 63)” about young British stars who seem to be heading towards an early death. “Watching Pete Doherty and indeed Amy Winehouse is very sad…There’s a bathroom floor waiting somewhere for him…I don’t know how to help Amy. It doesn’t help if I tell her I’ve seen it all before and this is what is going to happen…She can’t really want to kill herself, can she?” Winehouse will die of alcohol poisoning less than four years later.