October 19, 2021

Today in Whostory: 10/25/2020

1963 – The Detours play the Goldhawk Social Club in Shepherd’s Bush

1965 – The Who play the Trade Union Hall in Watford, Hertfordshire

1966 – The Who play Club Nalen in Stockholm

1967 – The Who pre-record a mime job to “I Can See For Miles” for the BBC’s Top of the Pops.

1967 – The Who pre-record a mime job to “I Can See For Miles” for the BBC’s Top of the Pops

1968 – The Who play Granby Halls in Leicester with Joe Cocker and Family opening

1968 – An interview recorded on September 5th with Keith on Southern ITV’s Time For Blackburn was scheduled

1968 – The Detroit Free Press carried a review of “The Magic Bus”


The Teen Beat

The Who’s ‘Magic Bus’:
An Interesting Collection

Special to the Free Press

Despite many criticisms leveled upon their stage act and lyric content, The Who remain one of the most consistent hitmakers in modern rock. Pop historians will remember them as the group that controlled and employed screeching feedback, mind-throbbing volume and instrument demolition.

But they must be given their just artistic due. They are all good musicians and performers, and Pete Townshend leader and guitarist is also among the cleverest and most prolific pop songwriters. His lyrics cover every segment of life from love to revolution.

Their latest album is a very interesting collection of material containing three of their last hit singles “Call Me Lightning,” “Pictures of Lily,” and “Magic Bus.” The production lacks vocal presence — you may have to strain to hear Townshends lyric ramblings, but the LP contains feeling and a lot of good rock material.

1969 – The Who finish a six-night stand at the Fillmore East in New York accompanied by the Joshua Light Show. This is the last time The Who will perform at either of the Fillmores

1970 – The Who play the Empire Theatre in Liverpool

1972 – Keith reports to the set of That’ll Be The Day at Warners Holiday Camp where he is playing drummer J. D. Clover in the rock ‘n’ roll movie set in the late 1950s

1975 – Billboard magazine carries a full page ad for The Who By Numbers. This issue also features a short review of “Lisztomania – Original Soundtrack”.

1977 – The Guardian carries an interview with Pete

1978 – Roger is photographed during the shooting of Quadrophenia

1980 – The Who re-release their long out-of-print first album My Generation in the U.K. It is identical to the original release with the exception of the word “Virgin” (the label of the new release) in place of “Brunswick.” Bruce Malamut reviews it in Melody Maker and calls it a timeless classic. It reaches #20 in the British charts.Record Mirror carries an ad for the “new” album

1982 – The Who play the Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum Arena in Oakland, California. T-Bone Burnett and The Clash open. The Who drop “Athena” and “A Man Is A Man” from the song lineup. Bobby Pridden receives an “Employee Of The Month” award during the show.

1987 – Roger is seen on a British television programme sitting in a red Ferrari at the Auto Show at Earl’s Court Exhibition Centre in London

1996 – The Who play the Arrowhead Pond of Anaheim in Anaheim, California

1997 – John is interviewed about life after The Who in Hello! Magazine.

2001 – Roger plays the Key Arena in Seattle, Washington

2012 – The Who: Opus Collection is released at Starbucks stores. It will peak at #161 on the Billboard charts

2012 – The Who: Opus Collection is released at Starbucks stores. It will peak at #161 on the Billboard charts.

2018 – Roger begins a a book signing tour at Bookends Bookstore in Ridgewood, New Jersey

2019 – The Who play a benefit in aid of Teen Cancer America at a private residence in Pacific Palisades, California. Also on the bill were Kenny Loggins, Pink and Foo Fighters