Today in Whostory: 11/05/2019

1961 – Keith and his friend Gerry Evans attend a Guy Fawkes Night bonfire in Queensbury, London. Keith jumps through the bonfire and torments little girls with firecrackers.

1965 – “My Generation “ backed with a cover of James Brown’s “Shout and Shimmy “ is released on Brunswick in the U.K.

1965 – The Who appear live on Ready Steady Go! playing “Man With Money”, “My Generation”, and “Shout And Shimmy”. Also appearing were The Sir Douglas Quintet, Lesley Duncan and Paul and Berry Ryan.

1966 – Record Mirror announces the formation of Track Records and says The Who will be the first act on that label. They also say that The Who’s new album will be titled “Jigsaw Puzzle. “

1966 – Who, recorded on October 20, appear on Klar i Studiet (“Ready in the Studio”)

1967 – The Who play the Theatre Royal in Nottingham

1970 – The Who play in Birmingham

1971 – The Who play the Rainbow Theatre in Finsbury Park, London

1971 – ‘s Today programme shows The Who from the night before performing “See Me Feel Me.

1973 – The wear on the band caused by the complicated Quadrophenia material explodes into violence on stage. At the performance at the Odeon Theatre in Newcastle, Pete loses it during “5:15 “ when the tapes come in too slow. He attacks road manager Bobby Pridden, drags him over the soundboard, starts ripping up the tapes, before announcing to the audience that he will never play live again and stalking offstage. The curtain drops only to go back up ten minutes later as The Who with Pete come back onstage and perform a set of oldies.

1975 – ve’s Dream” backed with “Orpheus Song”, a single by Roger from the Lisztomania soundtrack is released in the U.S.

1976 – soundtrack for All This And World War II, containing Keith Moon’s recording of “When I’m Sixty-Four,” is released in the U.K. It peaks at #23

1982 – The first episode of The Tube with host Jools Holland airs on Channel 4 UK. Pete is interviewed, talks about how he saw through Woodstock, was glad to have played Shea Stadium and jokes that he now wants to get out of rock and become a bank manager.

1986 – began as a notice on the back cover of the Happy Jack album. Nineteen years later the U.S. Who Fan Club officially closes

1995 – Roger Daltrey plays the part of The Tin Man in an all-star concert of The Wizard Of Oz at Avery Fisher Hall in New York as part of a benefit for the Children’s Defense Fund. Other participants are Jewel (Dorothy), Nathan Lane (The Cowardly Lion), Jackson Browne (The Scarecrow) and Debra Winger (The Wicked Witch). The concert airs as a special on the U.S. cable channel TNT on the 22nd.

1995 – Roger plays the Tin Man and sings “If I Only Had a Heart” in “The Wizard of Oz in Concert: Dreams Come True” at Avery Fisher Hall in New York for the benefit of the Children’s Defense Fund.

1998 – Roger Daltrey and his wife Heather attend the re-opening night party for the play The Scarlet Pimpernel at Sardi’s in New York.

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

2000 – The Simpsons airs their 250th episode “A Tale of Two Springfields” in which Homer tries to restore his divided hometown by getting The Who to perform. Roger and John voice themselves while Pete’s brother Paul provides his sibling’s voice. Excerpts of “The Seeker” and “Won’t Get Fooled Again” are used in the program.

2006 – The Who play the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles, California

2007 – Who’s official website,, is launched

2007 – e and Roger attend the London premiere of Amazing Journey – The Story of The Who and answer questions from Jeremy Clarkson. Also attending the premiere are Bianca Jagger, Peaches Geldof, Martin Freeman and The Zutons

2008 – The Who play the Benefit for the Michael J. Fox Foundation For Parkinson’s Research at the Sheraton Hotel in New York City, New York

2011 – Roger and his solo band perform at a private party in Los Angeles raising money for the new UCLA Daltrey/Townshend Teen & Young Adult Cancer Program at the Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center. Robert Plant and Dave Grohl also play. Howie Mandel leads the festivities

2012 – The Who play The Arena At Gwinnett Center in Duluth, Georgia