Today in Whostory: 10/09/2019

1944 – John Entwistle is born at Hammersmith Hospital in Acton.

1965 – The Who play the Market Hall in Carlisle

1971 – Musical Express carries a rather sober interview with Keith about rock and drumming for The Who.

1971 – The Who play the Gymnasium at the University of Surrey in Guildford, Surrey

1973 – th’s father, Alfred “Nobby” Moon, dies of a heart attack at the age of 53.

1974 – n becomes the second member of The Who to turn 30. On this day he begins two weeks of intermittent recording at Wessex Studios, Highbury New Park, North London for his contribution to the comical concept album Flash Fearless versus the Zorg Women, Parts 5 & 6.

1976 – The Who play the Oakland Coliseum in Oakland California

1978 – Keith Moon’s ex-wife Kim marries former Small Faces member Ian McLagen at Wandsworth Register Office in South London. Keith’s mother attends the wedding.

1982 – The Who play CNE Stadium in Toronto, Joe Jackson opens.

1984 – Pete alienates his left-wing friends by addressing a meeting of the Young Conservatives at a Tory Party conference where he discusses his addiction to heroin and the need for Margaret Thatcher’s Tory-led government to aid those trying to get off drugs.

1989 – The Who bring their 25th Anniversary extravaganza to England for the third of four performances at the National Exhibition Centre in Birmingham, this being scheduled after the shows on the 6th and 7th were sold out.

1992 – Rhino Records releases a 4-CD set of recordings from the 1967 Monterey International Pop Festival. It contains all of The Who’s performance.

2007 – The Smithereens release the CD Christmas with The Smithereens featuring a cover of “Christmas”

2012 – e Townshend’s autobiography Who I Am is published in the Australia

2012 – e is interviewed on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon

2012 – Pete is interviewed at the Barnes & Noble in Union Square by Jann Wenner

2016 – The Who play the Empire Polo Club in Indio, California