October 24, 2021

Today in Whostory: 10/11/2021

1963 – The Detours play the Glenlyn Ballroom in Forest Hill

1964 – The High Numbers play Wolsey Hall in Chestnut

1966 – The Who are in IBC studios recording “Bucket T”. The recording was filmed for the Sverige Television two part tv program entitled “My Generation – Popreportage fran London” which was broadcast on February 2, 1967.

1967 – “Heinz Baked Beans,” “Odorono,” a more complete version of the “Top Gear” promo song and several linking commercials are recorded at De Lane Lea Studios, London.

1968 – The Who perform another “Magic Bus” mime job, this time on BBC-1’s How It Is

1969 – The Who play the first of two nights at The Grande-Riveria in Detroit, Michigan with local band Alice Cooper and The Sky opening. The Who and Cooper bond as Keith comes out during the latter’s set to join drummer Neal Smith during his solo on “The Ballad of Dwight Frye.”

1970 – The Who play the Odeon Cinema in Birmingham

1974 – Herbert London of the National Review reviews a large party given in New York by The Who on the occasion of their 10th anniversary.

1975 – Melody Maker features The Who on the cover with an article entitled “Who Pull A Christmas Cracker”. Inside, the producer of The Who’s opening act, The Steve Gibbons Band, is interviewed. It’s Pete Meaden, the Who’s 1964 manager who named them The High Numbers.

1975 – Keith does one day’s recording on a new comedy album. He doesn’t show up to any other scheduled recording sessions so producer John Walters cancels the project.

1980 – Roger’s “Without Your Love” backed with “Say It Ain’t So Joe” & “Free Me” enters the British charts where it peaks at #55

1980 – Pete’s “A Little Is Enough” backed with “Cats In The Cupboard” enters the U.S. charts where it peaks at #72 in Billboard and #89 in Cash Box.

1980 – Melody Maker prints a joint interview with Pete and Paul Weller of the Who-influenced mod band The Jam. It was the first time these two had met.

1982 – Pete is contacted in New York by Henry Mount-Charles of the prestigious publishing firm Faber & Faber. Henry says he is moving back to Ireland and would Pete like to take over his old job?

1985 – Pete and his band “Deep End” appear on “The Tube”

1998 – The John Entwistle Band play at  Knickerbocker’s in Lincoln, Nebraska

1999 – BBC2 Radio begins broadcasting an 8-week series called Rave On With Roger Daltrey where Roger plays his favorites rock & roll songs.

2005 – Pete and Simon appear on the 4th episode of Rachel Fuller’s “In The Attic” webcast

2006 – The Who play the KeyArena in Seattle, Washington

2011 – Roger performs Tommy at The Cedar Park Center in Cedar Park, Texas

2012 – Pete Townshend’s autobiography Who I Am is published in the U.K.

2019 – The Who play The Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles, California