December 2, 2020

Today in Whostory: 10/23/2019

1965 – The Who play the Rhodes Centre in Bishop’s Stortford, Hertfordshire

1966 – The Who play the MFF-Stadion in Malmo

1966 – The Who play Fyens Forum in Odense

1969 – The Who continue a six-night stand at the Fillmore East in New York accompanied by the Joshua Light Show.

1970 – The Who play Green’s Playhouse in Glasgow, Scotland

1971 – The Who play Mountford Hall at Liverpool University in Liverpool

1971 – John’s first solo LP Smash Your Head Against The Wall hits the U.S. charts peaking at #126

1971 – n’s single with “My Size” and “I Believe In Everything” is released in the U.S. but doesn’t chart.

1971 – ody Maker prints an interview of Roger by Chris Welch called “Squire Daltrey.” Conducted at Roger’s newly purchased country mansion, the interview has Roger report that the Lifehouse project is now being written as a film to be called “Guitar Farm.”

1972 – anta’s underground newspaper The Great Speckled Bird carries a negative review of a multi-media production of Tommy at Georgia State University.

1975 – The Who play the Empire Pool in Wembley, London

1982 – The Who play the Oakland Coliseum in Oakland, California. T-Bone Burnett and The Clash open

1984 – Pete stages and performs at an anti-heroin benefit concert at The Moonlight in Hampstead. Making their live debut at this show is a new band called The Stone Roses. Their drummer, Alan ‘Reni’ Wren, also sits in for Pete’s set.

1989 – The Who begin four more nights at Wembley Arena in London. Additional dates are on the 24th, 26th and 27th.

1989 – The King Biscuit Flower Hour radio show in the U.S. broadcasts Roger’s Dec. 8, 1985 solo concert in Boston. It is later bootlegged as Summertime Blues.

1996 – The Who play the America West Arena in Phoenix, Arizona

1998 – John Entwistle plays at Jaxx Night Club in Springfield, VA.

2001 – John Entwistle plays at Toads Place in New Haven, CT

2002 – Roger Daltrey is interviewed on ITV’s Today with Des and Mel

2007 – Heart releases their CD/DVD Dreamboat Annie Live featuring a cover of “Love, Reign O’er Me.”

2012 – Daily Mail reports that rare photos of The Who performing in Surrey in 1966 will be auctioned