October 24, 2021

Today in Whostory: 11/12/2020

1965 – New Musical Express has an article entitled “Smashing time costs Who fortune! “ Roger is interviewed and says that the members of the band can’t stand one another.

1965 – The Who are at IBC Studio with Shel Talmy and record “Legal Matter”, and “The Ox”, an instrumental based on “Waikiki Run” by the Surfaris.

1965 – In the New Musical Express article “Smashing time costs Who fortune!” Roger is interviewed and says that the members of the band can’t stand one another.

1966 – The Who are filmed holding an impromptu outdoor 5-song concert at the Duke of York’s Barracks in the Kings Road for the NBC-TV (U.S.) show Today. Afterwards they are filmed running around Carnaby Street. The Today show airs the film on the 15th. Pete is also interviewed in his loft apartment at 87 Wardour Street for Dick Clark’s U.S. TV show Where The Action Is. Pete discusses the necessity of being loud to get attention: “Volume is a fantastic thing. Power and volume! “ It airs on the 22nd and a clip from it later appears in the movie The Kids Are Alright.

1966 – Kit Lambert in Record Mirror says that The Who’s next album and single will not be the first releases on Track Records because of “certain difficulties” and will be released on Reaction instead.

1966 – Billboard reports that “I’m a Boy” has hit #4 in Norway.

1966 – Disc and Music Echo asks “What Do Star Think of Batman”. “Penny Spins the Discs” features The Who, as do two different ads for their latest releases.

1968 – The Who were scheduled to play Sherwood Rooms in Nottingham

1969 – The Who play the second of two nights at the Boston Tea Party in Boston. Tony Williams’ Lifetime is the opener

1971 – “Baba O’Riley” peaks at #11 on Netherland’s Hilversum Top 30.

1973 – In Newsweek, Hubert Saal declares Quadrophenia to be one of rock’s four great milestones. However, he also says Jesus Christ Superstar is another of those milestones.

1973 – John Rowntree in Records and Recording calls Quadrophenia The Who’s greatest lyrical achievement.

1973 – The Who play the second of three nights at the Lyceum Theatre in London

1985 – Pete appears on “Late Night With David Letterman”

1985 – Pete holds an album release party at NBC Studios. A live radio broadcast is held during the party with Pete taking calls from listeners.

1985 – Pete appears on the syndicated show Entertainment This Week

1996 – The Who continue the first leg of their North American Quadrophenia tour with a performance at the Centrum in Worcester, Massachusetts with Ocean Colour Scene opening

1998 – Newspapers report that Pete is reworking Lifehouse for presentation as part of the BBC’s Millennium Project.

1999 – Goldfinger releases the EP Darrin’s Coconut Ass with a cover of “The Kids Are Alright”

1999 – The Who play The House of Blues in Chicago, Illinois with Eddie Vedder’s “C-Average” opening

2001 – John Entwistle appears in A Walk Down Abbey Road at Koseinenkin Hall in Osaka

2001 – Di-Rect release their CD Discover featuring a cover of “My Generation”.

2010 – Roger says that he is considering a solo live album from his 2009 tour.

2012 – Roger and Pete address a packed lunchtime crowd at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C

2012 – Pete is interviewed on National Public Radio’s Talk of the Nation