January 18, 2021

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Ad of the day

On this date in 1986 Billboard carries a two page spread advertising Roger and Pete's solo appearances on The King Biscuit Flower Hour.
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Review of the day

On this date in 1973 Rolling Stone magazine carries a "review" of the December 9 performance of Tommy at the Rainbow Theatre.
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Image of the day

On this date in 1968 The Who begin a 36-hour, five-stop flight from London to Sydney, Australia. Joining The Who on board for the tour are The Small Faces (with drummer Kenney Jones) and Paul Jones, ex-member of Manfred Mann and star of the recent movie Privilege, a science-fiction story of a pop singer who becomes a messiah figure and is ultimately rejected by his followers.

The attached image is believed to be for an Australian newspaper who planned to cover the tour. Perhaps someone has more information about this "ad"?
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Ad of the day

On this date in 1967 The Who perform at the Orchid Ballroom in Purley, Surrey
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Today in Whostory: 1/18/2021

1963 - The Detours play the Grand Ballroom in Broadstairs, Kent

1964 - The Detours play the Oldfield Hotel in Greenford

1967 - The Who perform at the Orchid Ballroom in Purley, Surrey

1968 - The Who begin a 36-hour, five-stop flight from London to Sydney, Australia. Joining The Who on board for the tour are The Small Faces (with drummer Kenney Jones) and Paul Jones, ex-member of Manfred Mann and star of the recent movie Privilege, a science-fiction story of a pop singer who becomes a messiah figure and is ultimately rejected by his followers.

1969 - The Who play the Civic Hall in Nantwich, Cheshire

1973 - Rolling Stone magazine carries a review of the December 9, 1972 performance of Tommy at the Rainbow Theatre

1986 - Billboard magazine carries a two page spread advertising Pete and Roger's solo appearances on The King Biscuit Flower Hour

1989 - Pete inducts the Rolling Stones into the Rock 'N' Roll Hall Of Fame at New York's Waldorf-Astoria. He advises them not to grow old gracefully. "It wouldn't suit you." He also takes part in the ending jam session. Backstage he is repeatedly asked when The Who are going to tour again. According to one source Bono from U2 corners Pete and says he owes it to fellow band member John Entwistle to go out on the road with The Who to ease John's debt burden. Pete however later says it was while enduring the flight back home economy class and getting off the plane with an aching back that he decided to make himself rich enough to always fly first class. In any case shortly after his return Pete agrees to accompany Roger and John on a 25th anniversary Who tour.

1997 - The John Entwistle Band performs at the Cakewalk exhibit at the NAMM convention in Anaheim CA. This live performance is also presented on an Internet-only cybercast hosted by Cakewalk Music Software and Intel. The cybercast makes musical history as The John Entwistle Band is joined by percussionist Pedro Vargas over an internet connection from a CAA/Intel Media Lab in Hollywood over 50 miles away.
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Article of the day

On this date in 1981 Paulo Hewitt in Melody Maker reports on spending a day with The Who as they rehearse for their upcoming British tour. The Who are so busy rehearsing that there is no time for all of them to fly to Florida to hear the mixes of their new album Face Dances. Pete jets over, gives the new mixes a quick listen, makes some suggestions, and then jets back.
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Magazine of the day

On this date in 1976 Record Mirror carries q brief review of Squeeze Box while also listing it as a "Star Breaker", and a brief mention of the possibility of Roger being nominated for an academy award for Tommy
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Article of the day

On this date in 1976 Roy Carr has a recent interview with Keith called "The Chancellor and the Drummer Boy" in New Musical Express.

In it Keith defends his current tax exile status: "They're driving out all those people who make the money - whether it's on a long or short-term basis. How on earth can a professional man afford to work and live in Britain? He can't. He's penalised because of his talent and because of his business acumen and individual enterprise."

Keith also details how he is shopping around a re-write of the movie Soldiers Three to star him, Ringo Starr and Harry Nilsson. He also denounces his roles as a horny nun in 200 Motels and a child-sex pervert in Tommy as "typecasting."

I've done my best to transcribe from the copy available on thewhothismonth.com. If anyone has a better copy, I'd love to get it!

Transcript:

When Keith Moon first left the Old Country, it wasn't to seek refuge from the taxman. Anyone familiar with Mr. Moon will agree that, up until quite recently he's never possessed sufficient funds to worry about such things.

No the truth is that for the best part of their career the Who have been busy paying off the ?? debts that they have accumulated over the years.

Keith Moon, Esq. with the self-assurance of a man invited to address The Explorers Club after returning from a highly successful expedition into hitherto unchartered terrain, clarifies his current financial position over ?? and red wines.

"I left Britain", he recollects with an air of authority, "before ?? Healy came to power. Aside from the weather, I enjoy California because it ?? my particular lifestyle -- also it never rains. Apparently, one day it did rain, but I was asleep at the time".

As one who likes to live out of a suitcase, Moon entertains the tough of commuting between Los Angeles and London at the slightest whimsy but for the time being his residency in America will be on a much more permanent basis.

"Mr Moon and Mr. Healey have been forced to cross swords.

Moons rationalizes that it's ___ just because the Who will be spending a greater part of the year touring and recording, that in order to stay is, or for that matter gains ??? ??? to Britain, they would have to run a business as a tax loss.

He fully realizes that its a very touchy subject, but he argues that under the current regime there's no logical incentive to re-invest any profits in Britain

"People often ___ why so many entertainers, celebrities and sports stars flee the country", he continues with all seriousness, "It's not that one isn't ____ ... perish the thought old chap. What so many people fail to appreciate is that in many cases a person may only ever have a single opportunity to make it".

In the case of recon musicians declares Moon, the lifestyle is so precarious that the vast majority are only good for a couple of albums and a couple of tours, and often a degree of success merely enables them ___ they're fortunate to pay off their ___ __ debts. He then goes on to point out that by the time an act is in any position to break-even they're either on the verge of breaking up or have lost their box office appeal.

"And they may never again have the opportunity re-establish themselves. Worse still, if they only make it for a year they often ___ to end up being worse off financially than when they were playing around pubs for beer money".

Its no secret that economical instability and increased government taxation has drained much of the adrenalin out of the once thriving British entertainment....
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Concert of the day

On this date in 1975 John Entwistle and his band The Ox play Brunel University in Uxbridge
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Album of the day

On this date in 1972 Meaty Beaty Big & Bouncy is certified gold by the RIAA.
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Concert of the day

On this date in 1970 The Who play a second night at the Champs Elysees Theatre in Paris, it is broadcast live on Europe 1 as part of a Musicorama special.

Thanks to the great Les Who en France FB page for allowing me to share thier collection of photos from this show!

www.facebook.com/media/set/?vanity=LesWhoenFrance&set=a.7027020897579092ème date Parisienne de l'année 1970. Les Who seront de retour 2 ans plus tard à la Fête de l'Huma.

Line Up
Roger Daltrey : Vocals, Harmonica
John Entwistle : Vocals, Bass
Keith Moon : Vocals, Drums
Pete Townshend : Guitar, Vocals

Set list:
Heaven And Hell,
I Can't Explain,
Fortune Teller,
Tattoo,
Young Man Blues,
A Quick One While He's Away,
Overture,
1921,
Amazing Journey,
Sparks,
Eyesight To The Blind,
Christmas,
The Acid Queen,
Pinball Wizard,
Do You Think It's Alright,
Fiddle About,
Tommy Can You Hear Me,
There's A Doctor,
Go To The Mirror,
Smash The Mirror,
Miracle Cure,
Sally Simpson,
I'm Free,
Tommy's Holiday Camp,
We're Not Gonna Take It,
Summertime Blues,
Shakin' All Over,
My Generation
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Article of the day

On this date in 1969 Go magazine carries an article: "The Who plan new tv pop opera" about a plan to film "Deaf Dumb and Blind Boy" for television.
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Today in Whostory: 1/17/2021

1965 - The Who play the New Theatre in Oxford opening for P.J. Proby with the Mike Cotton Sound, Cliff Bennett and the Rebel Rousers, and Sandra Barry and the Boys. Thirty-two years later Proby would play "The Godfather" during the 1997 Quadrophenia shows.

1967 - The Who record a new group of performances live at The Playhouse for BBC's radio programme Saturday Club. "Happy Jack," "Run, Run, Run," "Boris The Spider," and "See My Way" are released in 2000 on the CD BBC Sessions. The show was broadcast on the 21st

1969 - Go magazine carries an article: "The Who plan new tv pop opera" about a plan to film "Deaf Dumb and Blind Boy" for television.

1969 - The Who were supposed to perform on this date at King's College in London but there has been no confirmation that the performance actually occurred.

1970 - The Who play a second night at the Champs Elysees Theatre in Paris, it is broadcast live on Europe 1 as part of a Musicorama special.

1972 - Meaty Beaty Big & Bouncy is certified gold by the RIAA.

1973 - The group Ellis have their album produced by Roger, Riding on the Crest of a Slump, released in the U.S

1975 - John Entwistle and his band The Ox play Brunel University in Uxbridge

1976 - Roy Carr has a recent interview with Keith called "The Chancellor and the Drummer Boy" in New Musical Express. In it Keith defends his current tax exile status: "They're driving out all those people who make the money - whether it's on a long or short-term basis. How on earth can a professional man afford to work and live in Britain? He can't. He's penalised because of his talent and because of his business acumen and individual enterprise." Keith also details how he is shopping around a re-write of the movie Soldiers Three to star him, Ringo Starr and Harry Nilsson. He also denounces his roles as a horny nun in 200 Motels and a child-sex pervert in Tommy as "typecasting."

1976 - Record Mirror carries q brief review of Squeeze Box while also listing it as a "Star Breaker", and a brief mention of the possibility of Roger being nominated for an academy award for Tommy

1981 - Paulo Hewitt in Melody Maker reports on spending a day with The Who as they rehearse for their upcoming British tour. The Who are so busy rehearsing that there is no time for all of them to fly to Florida to hear the mixes of their new album Face Dances. Pete jets over, gives the new mixes a quick listen, makes some suggestions, and then jets back.

1990 - The Who are at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel in New York as they are inducted into the Rock 'N' Roll Hall Of Fame by the members of U2. Mandy Moon is also on the stage during the award ceremony representing her father. She points out to the crowd that daddy Keith couldn't be there that night partly because he had been banned from the Waldorf-Astoria. Pete speaking about rap music states "it's not up to us to try to understand it it's not even up to us to buy it we just have to get the fuck out of the way." Afterwards they perform "Substitute " "Won't Get Fooled Again" and "Pinball Wizard" with Pete on acoustic guitar.

1997 - Objayda release a cover of "The Kids Are Alright" on their "Pretend Pretenders" E.P. You can hear a sample here

2000 - Vonda Shepherd sings "See Me Feel Me" on Ally McBeal

I believe its found in this episode - but I haven't watched it!

2008 - Pete Townshend makes a surprise appearance at a gig by the group The Eels at London's St. James Church. The show features a reading from group leader Mark Everett of his new book Things the Grandchildren Should Know. Everett invites Pete up to give the last reading.
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"Blog" of the day

Pete posts a long diary message called "A Different Bomb" about the dangers of child pornography on the Internet.

"When you are a child - possibly the victim of a war, maybe just an orphan or foster child - and sexual abuse follows, it could be said that what drops on you is '...a different bomb'. I believe that the internet is a latent bomb factory for the children of the future."

After the blowup about his research on this issue in 2003, Pete is forced to stop plans to continue writing what was meant to be a exposé book and this document is all that is ever published.

You read the blog entry here: www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/822344/posts
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