November 25, 2020

Today in Whostory: 1/24/2019

1967 – “Happy Jack” appears on Sweden’s Kv√§llstoppen sales chart where it will peak at #8

1970 – Melody Maker prints the article: “Who in colour tv film.” It says The Who are the subject of a documentary being shot for European TV featuring concerts and behind-the-scenes footage.

1971 – e and Keith are drinking at the Speakeasy when Frank Zappa asks them if they want to be in his new video movie 200 Motels, then shooting at Pinewood Studios in London. Pete begs off, being too busy with Lifehouse, but Keith takes up his offer.

1974 – John Entwistle and his band The Ox continue their tour of the United Kingdom playing Edinburgh University in Scotland on the 10th, Leeds University on the 11th, Plymouth Guildhall on the 14th Exeter University on the 15th, Brunel University in Uxbridge on the 17th, Liverpool University on the 22nd, Leicester on the 23rd, the University of East Anglia in Norwich in the 24th and Leicester University on the 25th

1976 – Who finally release “Squeeze Box” backed with “Success Story” in Britain. Their first single in ten years not released on Track Records reaches #10 in the U.K. charts.

1977 – Eric Clapton records a guitar overdub for Roger’s One of the Boys solo LP. The results aren’t quite good enough to use, however, after Eric gets soused on Roger’s gift of a barrel of Fuller’s Superstrong Ale.

1996 – n appears on “Late Night with Conan O’Brien”

2007 – e reveals on his website that he and Roger had a business meeting prior to the South Bank Awards show and decided on a European tour for May followed by a winter tour of Japan, Australia and Hawaii. He also discusses a recent French author’s view that soon all music will be available for downloading for free: “iTunes are getting away with murder, and the French want to stop them. Oh! I warned you all back in 1986 and no one listened.”

2012 – imes Of Freedom: The Songs of Bob Dylan” is released. It includes a cover of “Corrina, Corrina” by Pete Townshend

2013 – Roger Daltrey joins with Steven Tyler to perform at the Raise Your Voice benefit in Los Angeles. The event is in honor of Dr. Steven Zeitels whose techniques gave new life to both singers’ voices.

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