November 27, 2020

Today in Whostory: 10/02/2019

1964 – The High Numbers perform at the Shandon Hall Dance Club in Romford, Essex

1965 – The Who play the Agincourt Ballroom in Camberley

1965 – The Who make their U.S. television debut on Shindig (ABC-TV) performing “I Can’t Explain,” “Daddy Rolling Stone” and “My Generation.” The segments had been filmed in London two months before.

1967 – Mono master copies are made for “I Can See For Miles,” “Armenia (City in the Sky),” “Early Morning Cold Taxi” and “Girl’s Eyes.”,

1967 – o master copies are made for “I Can See For Miles,” “Armenia (City in the Sky),” “Early Morning Cold Taxi” and “Girl’s Eyes.” This mono mix of “I Can See For Miles” restores the opening power chord missing from the U.S. mix

1970 – The Pete-produced Thunderclap Newman LP Hollywood Dream is released. Despite a #1 hit single, the LP fails to chart in the U.K. In the U.S. it peaks at #161. It will be the group’s only LP release.

1971 – The Who play the University of Reading in Reading, Berkshire

1975 – Keith is interviewed by Marc Bolan on the London regional news magazine show Today.

1975 – John Entwistle appears on John Peel’s BBC Radio One show to preview side one of The Who’s new album The Who By Numbers. He says Pete’s songs are so personal that he is unable to discuss them.

1982 – The Who play the Saint Paul Civic Center in Saint Paul, Minnesota

1982 – waukee DJ for WQFM, Tim “The Rock ‘n Roll Animal” U’ren ends his two-week stay on his radio station’s outdoor ledge as Roger calls and says The Who will schedule a date in Milwaukee

2007 – soundtrack for Dan in Real Life is released featuring Sondre Lerche covering “Let My Love Open The Door.”

2007 – The Trolleyvox release their 2-CD set Your Secret Safe/Luzerne featuring a cover of “Our Love Was”

2009 – Roger Daltrey performs “I Can See For Miles” on the U.S. talk show Ellen!

2010 – Pete Townshend plays a show for adults with Down’s Syndrome at Portsmouth’s Guildhall. The concert was organized by Pete’s girlfriend Rachel Fuller in association with the Southsea charity Downsed. Fuller creates new songs using lyrics written by eight of the adults that she and Pete perform.

2012 – Who Are You: An All-Star Tribute To The Who, feturing covers by such interesting pairings as Mark Lindsay and Wayne Kramer, Dave Davies and Rat Scabies, and Peter Noon, Peter Banks and Ginger Baker, is released on CD and download

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