December 6, 2021

Today in Whostory: 11/03/2019

1922 – Pete’s mother Betty Dennis is born.

1965 – The Who play the Locarno Ballroom in Stevenage

1967 – The Who play the Granada Cinema in Kingston-upon-Thames, London

1968 – BBC1 airs a documentary on The Who by Tony Palmer called Omnibus: All My Loving shot during their Spring 1968 bus tour of America. Although shot in colour, it is shown in black-and-white.

1969 – The Who play the Westchester County Center in White Plains, New York

1970 – Who are photographed by David Montgomery at his Edith Grove, Chelsea studio. The photos are extensively employed as publicity and are later used for the U.S. cover of Who’s Better Who’s Best and the U.K. cover of The Definitive Collection

1972 – n’s second solo album Whistle Rymes is released in the U.K. The U.S. release is the following day. The album’s tunes are quite funny but also rather dark with Roy Carr in New Musical Express saying they, “make Alice Cooper’s capers appear as harmless as The Magic Roundabout.” The U.S. boosts the LP to #138 on the Billboard charts. A single, “I Wonder” backed with “Who Cares?” is released in the U.S. around the same time but fails to chart.

1972 – n’s second solo album Whistle Rymes is released in the U.K

1973 – id Bowie’s album Pin Ups hits the British charts. Made up of songs he loved from his early days in the London music scene, it includes covers of “I Can’t Explain “ and “Anyway, Anyhow, Anywhere. “ The album reaches the top of the U.K. charts, ironically keeping Quadrophenia from that position.

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

1982 – It’s Hard is certified gold by the RIAA.

1985 – Pete is the subject of ITV’s The South Bank Show. Pete tours the storage room in his studio, performs quick studio versions of “That’s All Right, Mama “ and “After The Fire, “ rehearses with Mark Knopfler for the Prince’s Trust Concert and gives a book report at his job at Faber & Faber.

1988 – Ted Clark, who purchased John’s Rolls Royce Silver Shadow Estate for ¬£13,500 at the September 12th, auction, places a classified in Rolling Stone trying to sell it for $75,000.

1996 – The Who play The Palace of Auburn Hills in Auburn Hills, Michigan

1996 – n grouses to the Detroit Free Press about the current version of “The Who”: “This Broadway kind of thing wasn’t the Who…If I want to play loud, growling music, I have to use my own band.”

1998 – The John Entwistle Band continue their U.S. tour appearing at the Old Post Office in Flagstaff, Arizona

2000 – The Who play the Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre in Glasgow

2002 – e reviews Journals by Kurt Cobain for the Sunday Observer. ”Read this book to see that the human spirit, even at its most sublime, can effect monumental damage on itself and its fellow souls if addiction enters the story. I mourn for Kurt. A once beautiful, then pathetic, lost and heroically stupid boy.”

2002 – er attends the ceremony opening the Brighton Walk Of Fame where he has a star

2005 – e and Simon appear on the 7th episode of Rachel Fuller’s “In The Attic” webcast. Rachel reads some remarks attacking her from a Who forum. Pete calls the attackers “c**ts”. “C**ts or f***ing c**ts. I can’t decide”. He quickly apologizes.

2006 – e and his partner Rachel Fuller stop into a Los Angeles Barnes and Noble to promote her new album

2007 – Amazing Journey – The Story of The Who is shown without commercial interruption on VH1

2008 – The Who play the Verizon Center in Washington, DC

2011 – er is in Los Angeles doing publicity for the Quadrophenia: Director’s Cut release

2012 – The Who play the Amway Center in Orlando, Florida