Today in Whostory: 1/25/2020

1964 – The Detours play the Oldfield Hotel in Greenford

1967 – The Who are at the Kingsway Theatre in Hadleigh, Essex supported by The Roulettes, Sound Around, the She Trinity, and the Sovereigns. Here’s their set for the show: “I Can’t Explain,” “So Sad About Us,” “Barbara Ann,” “Run Run Run,” “Don’t Look Away,” “Substitute,” “I’m A Boy,” “Happy Jack” and “My Generation.

1968 – The Who play the Festival Hall in Melbourne. See more about this show and the other Australian dates here

1969 – The Who play a belated “New Year’s Ball” at Borough Road College in Isleworth, Middlesex . They are supported by the Aynsley Dunbar Retaliation, Terry Lightfoot’s Jazz Band, the Pyramids and the Almond Marzipan Abbottfield Dance Orchestra.

1975 – Tony Palmer in Melody Maker writes an early review of Tommy: The Movie which he declares “a major work of art.

1975 – John Entwistle and his band The Ox play at Leicester University

1981 – The Who open their 1981 U.K. tour at Granby Halls in Leicester. The opening act is The Q-Tips. The Who’s set is lighter on their 60’s songs and heavier on their 70’s material than usual.

1996 – The John Entwistle Band play at Tuxedo Junction in Danbury Connecticut

1999 – The CD Humanary Stew: A Tribute to Alice Cooper is released in the U.K. Roger sings “No More Mr. Nice Guy” accompanied by Slash on guitar.

You can listen to it on youtube here

2013 – Pete receives the Les Paul Award at the 28th Annual Technical Excellence & Creativity Awards held in Anaheim, California. On hand to perform Pete’s music are Eric Burdon, Tenacious D, Phil Chen, Julia Fordham, David Pack, Narada Michael Walden and Tal Wilenfeld. Pete performs “Let My Love Open the Door” with Eric Burdon.