October 24, 2021

Today in Whostory: 10/13/2021

1964 – The High Numbers play the Trade Union Hall in Watford

1965 – Variety reports that “The Who lead singer Roger Daltry may quit the group”.

1965 – The Who finish their LP with two takes of “My Generation,” the fourth time The Who had attempted to record it, and “The Kids Are Alright.” Also recorded on this date or the previous one is the still unreleased “Instant Party,” a different song from the versions of “Circles” later released under that title.

1967 – Keith appears for the group on the debut show of IBC’s New Releases. He introduces a segment filmed in Scotland the week before showing The Who cavorting around a stream. The film is accompanied by the new Who single “I Can See For Miles.”

1970 – The Who play the Locarno Ballroom in Leeds

1972 – Sessions begin at Olympic Studios, London for the soundtrack of the movie That’ll Be The Day. Pete and Keith both play on the soundtrack along with Billy Fury, Ron Wood, Graham Bond, and John Hawken. Tracks ultimately released on the double LP include “A Thousand Stars,” “That’s All Right, Mama,” “Get Yourself Together,” “What Did I Say” and a cover of The Who’s “Long Live Rock.”

1973 – Record Mirror carries an article titled “The Who – five British dates”. This issue also features a review of 5:15 saying “you’re in the middle, stereophonically, of a Pete Townshend happening”

1976 – The Who play the Memorial Coliseum in Portland, Oregon

1982 – The Who play Shea Stadium in Flushing Meadows, Queens, New York

1984 – Billboard magazine carries a story titled “High-Tech Video Operation AT Townshend’s Eel Pie”

1988 – MCA sends radio stations a six-track promotional CD from the forthcoming Who’s Better Who’s Best called Bet You Can’t Pick Just One.

1989 – Pete is interviewed on ZDF Showfenster and performs “I Won’t Run Anymore”

1994 – Roger and John perform “Daltrey Sings Townshend” at The McCallum Theatre in Palm Springs, California

1996 – The Who play the Rose Garden in Portland, Oregon

1997 – The Ford Motor Company in the U.S. begins using The Who’s original recording of “I Can’t Explain” in a commercial for the Ford Taurus.

2014 – AEG posts an interview with Pete and Roger to promote the 2015 “The Who Hits 50! North American Tour”

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