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Today in Whostory: 12/31/2021

1964 – The Who play a New Year’s Eve Dance in Pinner, Middlesex

1965 – The Who appear with The Rolling Stones and The Kinks on a special Ready Steady GO! entitled The New Year Starts Here!

1966 – The Who play The Roundhouse in Chalk Farm, London

1968 – The Who mime to “I Can See For Miles,” “Magic Bus “ and the Meaty, Beaty, Big & Bouncy version of “I’m A Boy. “ on the French TV special “Surprise Partie”

1969 – Pop Goes The Sixties airs with a clip of The Who miming to I Can See For Miles recorded on the 16th

1970 – BBC1 broadcasts “Into 71” featuring The Who performing “Naked Eye” and “I Don’t Even Know Myself”

1980 – Pete’s staff confronts him with bad news. He is ¬£500,000 in debt due to the combination of the recent purchase of a country estate and an unexpected printing bill at his publishing company. He is soon forced to sell off his barge company and The Magic Bus Bookstore (to Penguin Books) to raise cash.

1998 – John Power of the group Cast tells New Musical Express that he recorded the demos for the forthcoming Cast album at John Entwistle’s home studio in Gloucestershire with Bobby Pridden engineering.

1999 – Roger is scheduled to perform with the British Rock Symphony on New Year’s Eve as the 1900’s turn into the 2000’s at a charity event at The Ronald Reagan Building in Washington D.C. but it is canceled

2007 – Ringo Starr holds a non-alcoholic-beverage party and charity gig in Surrey to bring in the new year. Fellow musicians and teetotalers Eric Clapton and Pete join him on stage under the band name Totally Abandoned for a loose rendition of classic tunes. Those in the know get in for a £50 donation

2010 – Roger appears on Jools’ Annual Hootenanny and performs “I’m a Man” (Mannish Boy)

Today’s News – December 30, 2021 at 11:54AM


Today’s News – December 30, 2021 at 11:54AM


Today in Whostory: 12/30/2021

1966 – The Who play the Cheam Baths Hall in Cheam, Surrey

1967 – The Who play at the Pier Ballroom in Hastings

1970 – The Who pre-record “I Don’t Even Know Myself” and “Naked Eye” for a BBC-1 New Year’s Eve special, “Into ’71”

1972 – Billboard magazine carries of photo of The Who receiving gold and platinum albums from MCA president.

Today in Whostory: 12/29/2021

1963 – The Detours play the White Hart Hotel in Acton

1964 – The Who play the Marquee Club in London.

1966 – The Who mime to “Happy Jack” on Top of the Pops

1979 – Pete performs as part of Paul McCartney’s Rockestra at the final night of the Concerts For Kampuchea benefit at the Hammersmith Odeon in London. He gets there way too early and ends up spending the day in a pub. By evening he is completely sloshed and refuses to put on the silver lamé jacket everyone else in Paul’s Rockestra is asked to wear.

2018 – Animal Requiem (Rachel Fuller) posted on Twitter a photo of Pete with their dogs Elsa, Pudding and Tuppence (View on twitter here)

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