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Today in Whostory: 10/31/2019

1963 – The Detours play the Oldfield Hotel in Greenford

1964 – The High Numbers play at the Waterfront Club at the Cliff Hotel in Woolston, Southampton, Hampshire. According to a source on the internet, they destroyed the stage and ceiling and were banned from playing there again. It is the last show they play where they will be promoted as “The High Numbers.”

1965 – The Who play the Cavern Club in Liverpool

1969 – The Who play at the Kinetic Playground in Chicago. The opening act is The Kinks. Pete dedicates The Who’s show to them, helping a little to make up for the sting for this group that once had The High Numbers as their opening act but are now reduced to rebuilding a following in the U.S. after a four-year ban imposed by the American Federation of Musicians

1970 – ody Maker has an article entitled “Who’s cheap singles plan dampened.” In it, record executives call Pete’s plan for marketing cheap maxi-singles unfeasible.

1975 – The Who play Philipshalle in Düsseldorf, Germany

1977 – Pete is interviewed in his Twickenham home for the BBC-TV programme Tonight. He declares stories of his smashing guitars to be “lies, all lies!” and describes himself as “a desperate old fart now; not boring though!” The interview is later used in the movie The Kids Are Alright.

1977 – e is interviewed in his Twickenham home for the BBC-TV programme Tonight. He declares stories of his smashing guitars to be “lies, all lies!” and describes himself as “a desperate old fart now; not boring though!” The interview is later used in the movie The Kids Are Alright.

1982 – The Who play at the Sun Devil Stadium in Tempe, Arizona. John Cougar and Loverboy open.

1989 – The Who perform the first of two nights at the Royal Albert Hall in London featuring an all-star performance of Tommy.

1996 – The Who play the United Center in Chicago, Illinois

1999 – The Who perform with acoustic instruments at the Bridge School benefit at Shoreline Auditorium in Mountain View, California. The Who perform earlier in the day so that Pete can take his son Joseph trick-or-treating for Halloween.

2000 – USA Network broadcasts Dark Prince: The True Story Of Dracula featuring Roger as King Janos of Hungary.

2000 – Roger’s 1983 TV appearance in The Beggar’s Opera is released on DVD in the U.S

2007 – er is a guest on Late Night with Conan O’Brien

2008 – The Who play the Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa in Atlantic City, New Jersey

2009 – Roger performs at the Horseshoe Southern in Elizabeth, Indiana

2011 – Pete delivers the first John Peel Memorial Lecture at the Lowry Theatre in Salford. Asked to speak on the subject of music in the age of the digital download, Pete makes press by slamming iTunes and Apple for failing to use its streaming music profits to find and promote new artists. At one point he refers to Apple as a “digital vampire”.

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