Today in Whostory: 11/09/2019

1963 – The Detours play at the Oldfield Hotel in Greenford

1964 – The Who play the Corn Exchange in Rochester

1967 – The Who play the Granada Cinema in Maidstone

1968 – Melody Maker’s Chris Welch reports on the recording of The Who’s new rock opera, titled “Deaf Dumb and Blind Boy. “ Producer Kit Lambert says it will be ready for Christmas release.

1968 – The Who play the Adelphi Cinema in Slough, Berkshire

1969 – The Who were scheduled to play the Kinetic Playground in Chicago, but the venue was destroyed by a fire two nights earlier

1971 – The Who play Green’s Playhouse in Glasgow, Scotland.

1977 – Pete sees an ATV documentary called Dummy directed by Franc Roddam. It impresses Pete enough that he subsequently approaches Roddam to direct the film version of Quadrophenia.

1977 – e sees an ATV documentary called Dummy directed by Franc Roddam. It impresses Pete enough that he subsequently approaches Roddam to direct the film version of Quadrophenia

1985 – episode of the Saturday morning children’s program Alvin & The Chipmunks features the Chipmunks performing “Magic Bus”.

1987 – John and his band ‚”Rat Race Choir‚” play The Trocadero in Philadelphia

1988 – Westwood One holds a live album party to celebrate the coming U.S. release of Who’s Better Who’s Best. Pete and John in London and Roger in Budapest field questions from listeners. Pete denies that The Who are recording a new album. Kenney Jones’ absence is thought to confirm rumors that he is no longer a member of The Who.

1991 – Two Rooms, The Elton John-Bernie Taupin tribute album featuring The Who’s “Saturday Night’s Alright For Fighting “ enters the U.S. charts. It reaches #18.

1996 – The Who continue the first leg of their North American Quadrophenia tour with a performance at the Marine Midland Arena in Buffalo, New York with Linda Perry opening

1998 – Pete Townshend performs at the Shepherd’s Bush Empire. Rock ‘n’ Roll purists are shocked when Pete brings out rapper Hame to freestyle rap over Who songs. The show is recorded and later released on CD as Live: The Empire while two different mixes of “Who Are You “ featuring Hame are released on the Lifehouse Chronicles boxset.
Mike Batt releases a CD in Germany called Philharmania – All Time Great Rock Hits Vol. 1 containing Roger singing Don Henley’s “The Boys Of Summer “ backed by the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra of London.

2000 – Time magazine prints a letter by Pete, referring to George W. Bush’s use of “Won’t Get Fooled Again” during a political rally, stating, “I don’t really give two s**ts who uses it. Even some Who fans get its intention wrong don’t they?” He goes on to note that for him, a big political issue would be the lack of state-supported health care for the poor making America seem “a much more brutal country than it really is.”

2001 – n Entwistle appears in A Walk Down Abbey Road at Koseinenkin Hall in Tokyo

2007 – group 3 Normal Beatles releases their CD We Name It Justice featuring a cover of “My Generation”

2007 – Roger attends the 10th Anniversary Of The Rock ‘n’ Roll Fantasy Camp held at the MGM Grand Garden Arena

2008 – The Who play the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live in Los Angeles, California

2011 – e plays an intimate show for invited guests at Bush Hall in London and talks about how it felt to make the soon to be re-released Quadrophenia.

2011 – e and Roger accept the Classic Album award for Quadrophenia at the Classic Rock Roll of Honour at The Roundhouse in London

2012 – The Who play the Greensboro Coliseum in Greensboro, North Carolina