October 20, 2021

Today in Whostory: 10/06/2020

1963 – The Detours play St. Mary’s Ballroom in Putney

1964 – The High Numbers perform at the Railway Hotel in Wealdstone

1965 – The Who play the Kinema Ballroom in Dunfermline, Fifeshire, Scotland

1966 – The film of The Who’s performance and backstage interviews shot at their 9 July show airs on the CBC-TV (Canadian) program Take 30

1967 – The Who play the Ballerina Ballroom in Nairn, Nairnshire, Scotland with Gideon’s Few opening

1970 – The Who play the Sophia Gardens Pavilion in Cardiff, Glamorganshire, Wales

1973 – In New Musical Express, Roger discusses the upcoming release of Quadrophenia and preparations for the Tommy movie. He also talks about problems with The Who’s business affairs.

1975 – The Who play the Kings Hall at the Belle Vue Zoological Gardens in Manchester

1976 – The Who play Arizona Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Phoenix, Arizona

1979 – Billboard magazine features a section on “Soundtracks and Original Cast Recordings” with a mention of “The Kids Are Alright” as well as 3 pages of Ads for The Who’s albums

1981 – Egyptian president Anwar Sadat is murdered by Islamic extremists. Roger later says that he records his solo song “Treachery” on that date.

1982 – The Who play the second of two nights at the Rosemont Horizon in Rosemont, Illinois

1989 – The Who bring their 25th Anniversary extravaganza to England for the first of four performances at the National Exhibition Centre in Birmingham

1998 – Petula Clark releases her CD Here For You with a cover of “Pinball Wizard.” You can listen to a version of it here

1998 – The John Entwistle Band play the Sing Sing Music Hall in Chattanooga, Tennessee

2000 – The Who play Madison Square Garden in New York, New York

2006 – The Who play the Rexall Place in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

2007 – The Who play the International VW Bus Meeting at the Messegelände in Hanover, Germany

2009 – Roger previews his upcoming tour with a performance at An Evening For Kids benefit with Simon Townshend and the Eurythmics’ Dave Stewart at a private residence in Pacific Palisades, California.

2012 – Simon Townshend reports that he, Roger Daltrey, Phil Spalding, Jody Linscott, and Billy Nichols are being flown on a private jet to Nice to perform at a private 60th birthday party

2016 – The Who play the Santa Barbara Bowl in Santa Barbara, California