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Today in Whostory: 11/30/2021

1962 – The Detours play at the Grand Ballroom in Kent. Admission four shillings.

1963 – The Detours’ first performance at the Railway Hotel in Greenford, in a club that is a Mod hangout run by Pete’s friend and fellow Art School student Richard Barnes.

1965 – The Who play the Town Hall in High Wycombe

1968 – Pete tells Disc magazine that his new opera will feature orchestration.

1968 – The Who play Manchester University in Manchester

1970 – John begins recording the first Who solo album, Smash Your Head Against The Wall at Trident Studios.

1971 – The Who play the second of two nights at The Warehouse in New Orleans.

1973 – The Who play the Cobo Arena in Detroit, Michigan. This show is later bootlegged as Rough Action.

1974 – MCA releases Magic Bus/The Who Sings My Generation and A Quick One (Happy Jack)/The Who Sell Out as double LP’s in the U.S. A Quick One/Sell Out reaches #185 on the Billboard charts and a rather poorly mastered copy of “Heatwave “, which was not included on the 1967 Happy Jack album, makes its official U.S. debut on that album.

1975 – The Who play the Assembly Hall at Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana

1979 – The Who open their 1979 North American Tour at the Masonic Temple Auditorium in Detroit, a small venue for this now very popular band to please The Who’s loyal Detroit following who were disappointed that they were initially scheduled to perform only at Detroit’s cavernous Silver Dome. “I Can See For Miles “ is reintroduced to the live set for the first time since 1967 and the encore begins with a medley of “Dancing In The Street “ and Pete’s “Dance It Away. “

1979 – Lesley Duncan releases a single in the U.K. for UNICEF entitled “Sing Children Sing”. Pete is singing in the chorus on the single along with Kate Bush and Phil Lynott.

1982 – The Who play the Birmingham-Jefferson Civic Center in Birmingham, Alabama

1985 – Who’s Missing is issued in the U.S. Among the collection of B-sides and European-only tracks is the first releases of “Leaving Here, “ “Lubie (Come Back Home), “ and a 1971 live version of “Bargain. “ Pete pens the liner notes ending “listening to Who’s Missing I realize that many of us will always be – missing The Who. “ The album peaks at #116 in the U.S. charts.

1999 – Pete is interviewed on Front Row (BBC Radio 4) and Nightwaves (BBC Radio 3)

2006 – The Third of Never releases their album Moodring with a cover of “Let My Love Open The Door” with guest keyboards by The Who’s own John “Rabbit” Bundrick. You can listen to it on YouTube here

2007 – Pete and Roger appear on Later With Jools Holland. They perform “The Seeker,” “Tea and Theatre,” “My Generation” and “Baba O’Riley.” There is also a sit-down interview. The show was recorded on the 25th

2009 – Roger plays the Ruth Eckerd Hall in Clearwater, Florida

2012 – The Who play the Allstate Arena in Rosemont, Illinois

2014 – The Who played the SSE Hydro in Glasgow, Lanarkshire

Today in Whostory: 11/29/2021

1963 – The Detours play at the Goldhawk Social Club in Shepherd’s Bush

1964 – The Who play the Trade Union Hall in Watford

1965 – Who producer Shel Talmy masters a recent recording he has made of the band The Untamed covering “It’s Not True.” You can listen to it on YouTube here

1965 – A show at St. Matthew’s Hall in Norwich is cancelled after the band’s van is incapable of getting through snowdrifts across the road.

1966 – The Who play the Winter Gardens in Malvern. It is reported that CBS-TV U.S. filmed the show for CBS Reports.

1967 – The Who play the Union Catholic High School Gymnasium in Scotch Plains, New Jersey. The supporting act is the Decoys. Admission is $2.50.

1969 – Rolling Stone magazine carries an article titled “The Who & Their 45 Huge Speakers”

1971 – The Who play the first of two nights at The Warehouse in New Orleans. This show is later booted as Gutter Punks At A Warehouse.

1973 – The Who play at the Chicago International Amphitheater. Backstage, Graham Hughes puts The Who in football helmets to shoot the sleeve for Odds And Sods. Due to size problems, Pete and Roger switch helmets.

1979 – Rolling Stone magazine features an article titled “If you hate rock, skip ‘Quadrophenia'” by Dave Marsh

1982 – The Who play the Rupp Arena in Lexington, Kentucky

1987 – John play at the Inter-Media Arts Center in Huntington, New York

1999 – Pete appears on The Jan Payne Show on BBC Radio 5 for a live interview promoting his upcoming radio play version of Lifehouse

1999 – The Radio Times prints an interview with Pete in which he says he’s not gay, he has a girlfriend, and he and his wife Karen are now separated.

2006 – Pete and Rachel hold another In The Attic session at Joe’s Pub in New York City. Sean Lennon performs and Jimmy Fallon hosts the show.

2009 – Roger plays the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, Florida

2010 – James Wood writes a long piece for The New Yorker praising Keith Moon’s drumming. Entitled “Personal History: The Fun Stuff: My Life as Keith Moon”, the article says “Moon was the drums not because he was the most technically accomplished of drummers but because his joyous, semaphoring lunacy suggested a man possessed by the antic spirit of drumming. He was pure, irresponsible, restless childishness”.
You can read it online here

2011 – Bonafide releases a cover of “I Can’t Explain” as a single.You can listen to it on YouTube here

2011 – The Catalan girl group Macedònia releases their album Els nens dels altres featuring a cover of “I’m A Boy”.You can listen to it on YouTube here

2012 – The Who play the first of two nights at the Allstate Arena in Rosemont, Illinois