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Today in Whostory: 11/07/2019

1963 – The Detours play the Oldfield Hotel in Greenford

1964 – The Who’s managers Kit Lambert and Chris Stamp place an ad for The Who in Melody Maker. It features the Richard Barnes lettering of “The Who “ and the first appearence of the slogan “Maximum R&B. “ Also in that issue is an address for The Who Fan Club. The Fan Club secretary is Jane Fearnley-Whittingstall who is also the Who’s publicist.

1964 – The Who play the Trade Union Hall in Watford

1965 – The Who play The King Mojo Club in Sheffield

1966 – The Who play Rheinhalle in Dusseldorf, Germany

1969 – The Who play at Ohio University in Athens, Ohio. The Who are refused admittance to their hotel because the innkeeper considers them “long-haired hippie entertainers who smoke marijuana and cause trouble. “ The student committee has to find the Who lodging in nearby Lancaster, Ohio.

1970 – ¬£1-each Backtrack LP’s are released in the U.K. Backtrack 8 is a reissue of A Quick One (mono), Backtrack 9 is The Who Sell Out and Bactrack 14: The Ox is a collection of Who songs all written by John Entwistle. Also on this date the poor selling “See Me Feel Me “ single on Track is withdrawn and replaced by a Tommy EP. It also does not hit the charts. Also, In Melody Maker, Chris Charlesworth pens “I See A Mad Moon Rising, “ in which he recounts Keith’s antics before and after the October 29th Hammersmith Palais concert. In another article, Charlesworth interviews Bob Pridden. And in New Musical Express is part one of a large interview with Pete conducted by Richard Green.

1970 – Melody Maker, Chris Charlesworth pens “I See A Mad Moon Rising,” in which he recounts Keith’s antics before and after the October 29th Hammersmith Palais concert. In another article, Charlesworth interviews Bob Pridden.

1970 – Musical Express has part one of a large interview with Pete conducted by Richard Green. The interview concludes on the 14th

1973 – The Chronicle, not content to let the matter drop, run an interview with four girls who felt insulted by Pete’s behavior at the 11/5 show at the Odeon Theatre in Newcastle, where The Who perform again that night

1973 – The Who play the final of three nights at the Odeon Cinema in Newcastle

1975 – The Who’s European Continental tour continues with the second of two nights at the Freidrich Ebert Halle in Ludwigshaven, West Germany.

1977 – Pete goes on Nicky Horne’s radio show Your Mother Wouldn’t Like It in London with demos intended for the new Who album. He plays “Who Are You, “ “Sister Disco, “Love Is Coming Down “ and the rejected track “Like It The Way It Is. “,

1977 – e goes on Nicky Horne’s radio show Your Mother Wouldn’t Like It in London with demos intended for the new Who album. He plays “Who Are You,” “Sister Disco, “Love Is Coming Down” and the rejected track “Like It The Way It Is.”

1991 – te’s commemoration for Bill Graham, the American rock promoter who died in a helicopter accident the previous month, is published in Rolling Stone

1995 – Who’s Next is reissued with seven bonus tracks and a lengthy essay by Pete Townshend detailing the tortured genesis of the album and the death of its concurrent film Lifehouse.

1995 – An expanded CD of Who’s Next is released. In addition to the original nine-track album, it also includes three tracks from the earlier New York sessions, two tracks from the late April 1971 Young Vic Theatre concert, and a lengthy essay by Pete about the album’s tortured genesis

1997 – Pete records “Variations on Dirty Jobs“ on piano. It is later released on Scoop 3.

1998 – The John Entwistle Band continue their U.S. tour appearing at The Boar’s Head in Oklahoma City

1999 – NBC-TV premiers the mini-series The Magical Legend of the Leprechauns starring Roger Daltrey as Boric, King of the Fairies. Pete’s daughter Emma Townshend sings the love theme “We Can Fly Away”.

2001 – e receives the BMI President’s Award.

2005 – Who – Quadrophenia and Tommy Live with Special Guests DVD is released

2006 – The last of the special In The Attic shows to date is held at The Troubadour in Los Angeles. Pete and Rachel Fuller perform “Sunrise”, Zooey Deschanel and M. Ward play “Blue Red and Grey”, and Pete is joined by Jakob Dylan for “The Kids Are Alright”, Mark Everett for “Let My Love Open The Door”, and Ben Gibbard for “Mary Anne with the Shaky Hand” before going solo for “The Acid Queen”, “Drowned” and “Won’t Get Fooled Again”. Before performing the final song, Pete says Barack Obama’s election victory that week was “the most wonderful result. Meet the new boss, same as the old boss? Maybe not.” The show ends with everyone singing “I’m One.”

2007 – PBS airs an interview with Roger on The Tavis Smiley Show

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