October 20, 2020

Today in Whostory: 1/01/2020

1966 – The Who play the Trade Union Hall in Watford

1966 – In Melody Maker Roger participates in “Blind Date” in which pop stars rate their fellows’ records without being told who has recorded them.

1966 – Chris Stamp makes a short film featuring The Who playing live inside an empty Marquee Club.

1966 – Record Mirror contains a letter calling a recent Who performance “the most appalling, sound-soaked, electronic drivel we have ever heard.”

1967 – This months Beat Instrumental features several Who references:

Beat Instrumental’s 1966 Gold Star Awards has The Who as best “Group on Stage”, Keith as best Drummer, Pete as 9th best Lead Guitarist, John as 5th best Bass Guitarist.

A Marshal ad mentions The Who as a customer.

An article entitled “New Who Grooves … Spiders…Runs…& Quick Ones”

A short mention of Pete’s Rickenbacker going “missing”

A Premier ad featuring Keith

1968 – This month’s Beat Instrumental features 3 Who references

BI’s Chart Fax lists “I Can See For Miles” as number 19

A Brief article entitled “Transport Problem For The Who”

The Kieth Moon Column

1968 – Beat Instrumental carries The Keith Moon Column as well as a brief article entitled “Transport Problem For The Who”. I Can See For Miles is #19 in the “BI’s Chart Fax”

1974 – Keith, returning from a New Year’s Eve party at Ringo Starr’s home, crashes his Rolls Royce Corniche through a hedge and a chain link fence in the school at the end of his drive.

1976 – Rolling Stone magazine carries an article entitled “Who Split? They Can Explain” by Cameron Crowe. Also featured is a review of The Who in Houston on November 20th, 1975 entitled “The Who: Losing the Spark after a G-G-Generation?” by Dave Marsh

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