October 19, 2021

Today in Whostory: 10/23/2020

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

1971 – Melody 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.”

You can read it here

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

1973 – The Who are in rehearsals at Shepperton Studios

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

1976 – Keith is in New York and attends an “after show” party with Lynyrd Skynyrd at Nathans in New York City. Meanwhile the press announces the engagement of Keith and his long-time girlfriend Anette Walter-Lax. The wedding is set for 15 December with Pete as best man and Paul McCartney, John Lennon and Ringo Starr accepting invitations. The only problem is Keith forgets to tell Anette about it.

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

1982 – Billboard featured two items on The Who: A full page ad for “The Inside Track” featuring the band, and a photos from Shea Stadium with a description of the “riot” at the show

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

2001 – The John Entwistle Band play Toads Place in New Haven, Connecticut

2001 – Gov’t Mule releases their CD The Deep End, Vol. 1 featuring John Entwistle playing bass on “Same Price.”You can listen to the song on YouTube here

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.” You can watch it on YouTube here

2012 – The Daily Mail reports that rare photos of The Who performing in Surrey in 1966 will be auctionedYou can read about it here

2018 – Roger is interviewed by Judd Apatow at Live Talks Los Angeles at the Aratani Theatre in Los Angeles, CaliforniaYou can watch the interview on YouTube here

2018 – Roger’s autobiography “Thanks A Lot Mr Kibblewhite” is released in the U.S.