Wed. Nov 20th, 2019

Today in Whostory: 11/02/2019

1964 – The Who play the Railway Hotel in Wealdstone

1965 – The Who play The Marquee in London supported by The Mark Leeman Five.

1966 – The Who travel to Bremen to appear on the TV show Beat Club. They mime to “I’m A Boy “ and “Heatwave. “ The former is later included in the Who’s Better Who’s Best video.

1967 – The recording of The Who Sell Out is finally finished as Kit Lambert calls Pete in to IBC Studios in London to perform a solo number on acoustic guitar, “Sunrise. “ Kit uses the recording to replace another song on the upcoming LP, probably “Jaguar. “ Also, The Who appear on Top Of The Pops miming to “I Can See For Miles.” In a certain affront to their old Mod fans, The Who dress as rockers.

1967 – recording of The Who Sell Out is finally finished as Kit Lambert calls Pete in to IBC Studios in London to perform a solo number on acoustic guitar, “Sunrise.”

1967 – Who appear on Top Of The Pops miming to “I Can See For Miles.” In a certain affront to their old Mod fans, The Who dress as rockers.

1969 – The Who play Georgetown University in Washington D.C. 800 crash the gate and there is much brawling between the audience and security. Pete screams at them “We know our job and we do our job and we do it right so why don’t you fucking sit down? “ The Washington Post reviewer calls The Who’s show the most electrifying performance he had ever seen. It later appears as the bootleg Higher Education.

1973 – The British Quadrophenia tour continues at King’s Hall, Belle Vue, Manchester.

1973 – Quadrophenia finally gets a wide release in the U.K. with the second pressing.

1975 – The Who’s European Continental tour continues with the first of two nights at the Messehalle in Sindelfingen, Germany

1985 – Pete and his new band Deep End play a second show in Brixton, England as part of a charity for the Brixton Academy. tonight and yesterdays shows are recorded and filmed and are later released as the album Pete Townshend’s Deep End Live and the video Pete Townshend’s Deep End: The Brixton, England Concert.

1985 – Pete and Deep End’s first single “Face The Face “ backed with “Hiding Out “ is released.In Britain it fails to chart but in the U.S. it gets to #26 in the Billboard charts and #31 in Cash Box. It is the last Who or Who member single to date to reach the American Top Forty.

1985 – Artists United Against Apartheid’s single “Sun City. “ hits the charts.   Pete is one of the Artists. It reaches #38 in the U.S. and #21 in the U.K.

1985 – er’s Pete-penned solo single “After the Fire” reaches its peak on the U.S. Billboard charts at #48.

1989 – The Who finish their 25th Anniversary Tour at the Royal Albert Hall in London. They would not perform again in concert for almost seven years

2000 – The Who play the Manchester Arena in Manchester

2005 – e and Roger attend a launch party in London for the coming release of the The Who – Quadrophenia and Tommy Live with Special Guests DVD.

2007 – er is interviewed about the soon to be released Who documentary Amazing Journey – The Story of The Who on The Greg Kihn Morning Show.

2009 – Pete gives Ronnie Wood an Outstanding Contribution honour at the Classic Rock Awards at the Park Lane Hotel in London.

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