October 20, 2021

Today in Whostory: 11/15/2020

1963 – The Detours play at the Feathers Hotel in Ealing Broadway

1965 – The Who play The Pavilion in Bath

1966 – The Today show airs the film of The Who at an impromptu outdoor 5-song concert at the Duke of York’s Barracks in the Kings Road filmed earlier in the week

1967 –
The Who return to the U.S. for another tour.

1967 – New Musical Express’s Top 30 features “I Can See For Miles” at #13

1968 – Track Records releases a new single by The Crazy World Of Arthur Brown. “Nightmare” backed with “What’s Happening” carries an associate producer credit for Pete. It fails to chart in the U.K., but in the U.S. the A-side hits #74 in Cash Box while the B-side peaks at #99.

1968 – The Who record an appearance on Time For Blackburn

1968 – The Who play the first of two nights at the Roundhouse in Chalk Farms, London

1969 – New Yorker magazine runs an article on The Who with the band’s comments after they receive gold records for Tommy.

1969 – The Who play Kleinhans Music Hall in Buffalo, New York

1975 –
Melody Maker runs a contest in which the following sentence is to be completed: “The Who is the best band in the world because… “,

1979 – The Acton Gazette reports that Simon Townshend was fined for illegally hanging posters promoting his band “On The Air”

1980 – Pete’s “Rough Boys” backed with “Jools and Jim” hits the U.S. charts, peaking at #89 in Billboard and #99 in Cash Box.

1985 – Pete is photographed by Ebet Roberts in New York City

1987 – John and his band ‚”Rat Race Choir‚” play The Bayou in Washington, D.C

1989 – Roger and John attend the 2nd Annual Silver Clef Awards at The Puck Building in New York City, New York

1996 – The Who continue the first leg of their North American Quadrophenia tour with a performance at the Nassau Coliseum in Uniondale, New York

1997 – Roger again plays Hugh Fitzcairn on Highlander: The Series in an episode entitled “Unusual Suspects.”

2000 – The Who play Wembley Arena in Wembley, London

2000 – Pete announces on his website that there will be no European Who tour in 2001 and that plans for a new Who album have been put on hold

2001 – Pete’s website offers a demo of “Crashing By Design” from White City

2010 – The 4-CD box set Live At Leeds 40th Anniversary Super Deluxe Collector’s Ediiton is released in the U.K.

2011 – Quadrophenia (Deluxe Edition) and Quadrophenia (Super Deluxe Edition) are released in the U.S.