December 5, 2020

Today in Whostory: 1/28/2019

1916 – Clifford Blandford Townshend (Pete’s father) is born to Dorothy (née Blandford) and Horace Townshend

1916 – Clifford Blandford “Cliff” Townshend, father of Pete, is born to Dorothy (née Blandford) and Horace Townshend

1966 – Who appear on Ready Steady GO! performing what is still apparently going to be their next single “Circles.

1967 – New Musical Express prints the article: “After Monkees big Who tv series?” about a supposed deal to create a Monkees like TV show starring The Who.

1967 – Billboard reports Kit Lambert and Chris Stamp are setting up a public relations firm with Nancy Lewis. They will handle U.K. publicity for The Who, The Merseys and touring Motown acts.

1969 –

1992 – Chieftains release their CD An Irish Evening: Live at the Grand Opera House, Belfast. Roger sings “Raglan Road” and “Behind Blue Eyes” on the CD. It peaks at #120 in the U.S. Billboard charts and wins a Grammy for Best Traditional Folk Album.

1997 – John goes to Stockholm to promote the upcoming Who show.

1997 – The soundtrack to Prefontaine featuring The Who’s “Baba O’Riley” is released.

1998 – Roger’s solo albums Ride the Rock Horse and One of the Boys have their first CD release

2003 – Sotheby’s announces that John Entwistle’s entire collection of guitars and memorabilia will be sold at auction.

2003 – Presier Records releases the classical music CD Famous Opera Melodies: Woodwinds Sing Opera featuring a 7-minute Tommy medley performed by Davide Formisano and Phillip Moll.