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Today in Whostory: 10/31/2021

1963 – The Detours play the Oldfield Hotel in Greenford

1964 – The High Numbers play at the Waterfront Club at the Cliff Hotel in Woolston, Southampton, Hampshire. According to a source on the internet, they destroyed the stage and ceiling and were banned from playing there again. It is the last show they play where they will be promoted as “The High Numbers.”

1965 – The Who play the Cavern Club in Liverpool

1969 – The Who play at the Kinetic Playground in Chicago. The opening act is The Kinks. Pete dedicates The Who’s show to them, helping a little to make up for the sting for this group that once had The High Numbers as their opening act but are now reduced to rebuilding a following in the U.S. after a four-year ban imposed by the American Federation of Musicians

1970 – Melody Maker has an article entitled “Who’s cheap singles plan dampened.” In it, record executives call Pete’s plan for marketing cheap maxi-singles unfeasible.

1972 – The press report that Lou Reisner is having trouble booking London’s Royal Albert Hall for a London Symphony Orchestra performance of Tommy

1975 – The Who play Philipshalle in Düsseldorf, Germany

1977 – Pete is interviewed in his Twickenham home for the BBC-TV programme Tonight. He declares stories of his smashing guitars to be “lies, all lies!” and describes himself as “a desperate old fart now; not boring though!” The interview is later used in the movie The Kids Are Alright.

1982 – The Who play at the Sun Devil Stadium in Tempe, Arizona. John Cougar and Loverboy open.

1989 – The Who perform the first of two nights at the Royal Albert Hall in London featuring an all-star performance of Tommy.

1996 – The Who play the United Center in Chicago, Illinois

1999 – The Who perform with acoustic instruments at the Bridge School benefit at Shoreline Auditorium in Mountain View, California. The Who perform earlier in the day so that Pete can take his son Joseph trick-or-treating for Halloween.

2000 – USA Network broadcasts Dark Prince: The True Story Of Dracula featuring Roger as King Janos of Hungary.

2000 – Roger’s 1983 TV appearance in The Beggar’s Opera is released on DVD in the U.S

2006 – Endless Wire, the first Who album of new music in twenty-four years, is released. It peaks at #9 in the U.K.. and #7 in the U.S

2007 – Roger is a guest on Late Night with Conan O’Brien

2008 – The Who play the Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa in Atlantic City, New Jersey

2009 – Roger performs at the Horseshoe Southern in Elizabeth, Indiana

2011 – Pete delivers the first John Peel Memorial Lecture at the Lowry Theatre in Salford. Asked to speak on the subject of music in the age of the digital download, Pete makes press by slamming iTunes and Apple for failing to use its streaming music profits to find and promote new artists. At one point he refers to Apple as a “digital vampire”.

Today in Whostory: 10/30/2021

1964 – The High Numbers play the Ricky-Tick Club in Windsor, Berkshire

1965 – The Who play the “Halloween Ball” in Manchester

1966 – The Who play Sportpalast in Berlin, Germany

1967 – The Who play City Hall in Newcastle

1967 – The quite different stereo mix of The Who Sell Out is created at De Lane Lea Studios in London.

1967 – Nederland 2 airs Vjoew featuring an interview with Pete conducted by John Peel. Pete plays an acetate of “Armenia City In The Sky,” showing the artwork for the album and discussing the thematic advertising link.

1968 – The Who play Eel Pie Island in Twickenham, Middlesex. Opening were East of Eden, Proteus, and David Booth

1971 – Disc and Music Echo feature a photo of Pete on the cover and an article titled “Loons of Moon”If anyone has a copy of this issue, I’d love to get a scan/photo for our archives

1971 – Meaty Beaty Big and Bouncy is released in the U.S

1971 – Melody Maker carries a letter in response to Pete’s October 16th response. The writer says he is not impressed by Pete’s “self-conscious humility” and he should quit feeling guilty about being wealthy and just make good music.

1971 – MCA/Decca’s choice for the next Who single, “Behind Blue Eyes” backed with “My Wife,” appears on the U.S. charts. It peaks at #34 in the Billboard charts and #24 in the Cash Box charts.

1971 – The Who play the Odeon Cinema in Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear

1974 – Stardust, the sequel to the movie That’ll Be The Day, featuring Keith as drummer J.D. Clover, has its U.S. premiere at the Beverly Canon Theatre in Beverly Hills, California.

1975 – The Who play Philipshalle in Düsseldorf, Germany

1979 – A “Sneak Preview” of Quadrophenia is presented at the 8th Street Playhouse in New York City

1979 – Roger, John and Kenney attends a party for the opening of the film Quadrophenia at the Mudd Club in New York.

1992 – Pete Townshend’s 1972 album Who Came First is released on a newly-remastered CD by Rykodisc with additional tracks from the Meher Baba albums. Deluxe editions come with a booklet.

1998 – John Entwistle plays at The Boardwalk in Orangevale, CA

1999 – The Who perform with acoustic instruments at the Bridge School benefit at the Shoreline Amphitheatre in Mountain View, California.

2000 – The Who play the National Exhibition Centre Arena in Birmingham

2006 – Pete and Roger attend the Q Awards at London’s Grosvenor House Hotel where they receive the Legend Award

2006 – Roger attends a Music Industry Trust Award show in London fêting Harvey Goldsmith

2007 – Roger attends the NY premier of Amazing Journey – The Story of The Who at the Paley Center. Pete cancels at the last minute due to the death of a friend.

2007 – Roger is a guest on Morning Joe on MSNBC

2007 – The Marquee Club, London, opens an art exhibit of Richard Evans’ photos and art related to The Who

2009 – Roger plays the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, Tennessee

2011 – Roger plays the Scotiabank Saddledome in Calgary, Alberta, Canada

2013 – Roger attends the unveiling of a statue of Winston Churchill in Washington, DC

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