November 27, 2021

Today in Whostory: 10/12/2019

1963 – The Detours play the Oldfield Hotel in Greenford

1965 – Who go into IBC Studios to record their first LP. The afternoon session sees “A Legal Matter” and “The Ox” recorded for certain and probably also “The Good’s Gone”, “La La La Lies”, “Much Too Much” and “It’s Not True.” Roger says the Who played a show that evening although there is no record of a show then. There is however a sheet that lists a belated 21st birthday party for John on this date that may be what took up The Who’s evening.

1966 – The Who play Club 192 in Scheveningen, Holland

1966 – ing the afternoon The Who are recorded miming “I’m A Boy” for broadcast on the television show Waauw which is broadcast that night on Nederland 2.

1967 – “Tattoo” is recorded at De Lane Lea Studios, London.

1967 – Who are at De Lane Lea studios, London for more recording of “Top Gear” material, today “Tattoo” is recorded.

1968 – The Who play the University of Sheffield in Sheffield, Yorkshire. The Crazy World Of Arthur Brown open.

1968 – Who appear on NDR-TV’s Beat Club miming to “Magic Bus” recorded earlier in the week

1969 – The Who perform another show at The Grande Ballroom in Detroit, Michigan with support by All The Lonely People and The Amboy Dukes. Dukes’ guitarist Ted Nugent later says Keith makes fun of him backstage for his refusal to take drugs.

1974 – s and Sods is released in the U.S. Jim Miller in Rolling Stone calls it flawed but interesting. Ed Ward in Creem uses the tracks to state his preference for the pre-Tommy Who while E. Ira Childs in Crawdaddy calls it a “refreshing interlude” between the larger Who projects and, in particular, praises “Pure And Easy.” The reviewer in Records and Recordings says that only The Beatles could put out as good an album of outtakes and Steve Simels in Stereo Review says he prefers Odds and Sods to Quadrophenia. The album reaches #15 in the U.S. Billboard charts.

1982 – The Who play Shea Stadium in Flushing Meadows, Queens, New York.
The New York Post reports “Riot At Who Concert” and says 100 people are hurt and 13 are arrested at this show. The opening acts are David Johansen and The Clash.

1982 – e is interviewed by the BBC while riding through New York. Pete expresses his disdain for playing Shea. “I don’t like the look of it. I’ll be glad to say goodbye to it. I’m saying bye-bye to it now. ‘Bye-bye Shea Stadium, I’ll never f***ing see you again.’ Who needs it? I never wanted to be a baseball player.”

1982 – e and John attend a Who Concert Party at the Parker Meridian Hotel in New York along with John’s girlfriend Maxene

1985 – Roger’s solo album Under A Raging Moon enters the U.S. charts where it peaks at #42. It is Roger’s last solo album to date to enter the U.S. charts.

1985 – The Who Collection, hits the charts in Britain. The double LP and CD set is digitally remastered and is marketed on television. It peaks at #44.

1996 – Who rehearse at the Rose Garden Arena in Portland, Oregon

1999 – Little Demon with the Vatican Grave Robbers release their CD Sacred Monster featuring a cover of “Squeeze Box”

2002 – Pete writes a long diary entry on the future of The Who: “What is The Who? It is a brand name, and two old guys called Roger and Pete. I think I’m going to stick with the two old guys and let the brand name look after itself.”,

2012 – Pete is interviewed at the Berklee College of Music Bookstore in Boston by professor Ken Zambello

2016 – The Who play the Palacio de los Deportes in Mexico City, Mexico