December 4, 2020

Today in Whostory: 11/18/2019

1965 –
The Who fly to Manchester to appear on Top Of The Pops

1967 – “I Can See For Miles” reaches its chart peak in the U.K. at a disappointing #10.

1969 –
The Who flew back to London

1971 –
The Who fly to New York to rehearse for their second U.S. tour of 1971.

1972 – John’s second solo album, Whistle Rymes, and Pete’s first solo album, Who Came First, enter the U.S. charts. Crawdaddy magazine carries positive reviews of both albums by John Swenson as well as an ad for Who Came First in which Pete explains how the album came to be. Positive reviews also appear in Rolling Stone and Records and Recording. Rolling Stone does not care for Whistle Rymes but it does receive generally favorable reviews elsewhere. Who Came First peaks at #69, Whistle Rymes at #138.

1975 –
The Who fly to New York to begin the first leg of their North American tour

1996 – Thunderfingers: The Best Of John Entwistle is released by Rhino Records in the U.S.

1996 – The Who By Numbers and Who Are You are re-issued. Both feature bonus tracks; The Who By Numbers’ coming from The Who’s June 12, 1976 show at Swansea Football Ground.

2006 – Endless Wire hits its U.S. peak at #7 on the Billboard charts. It also peaks at #2 on Billboard Rock Albums chart

2011 – Pete prints an interview on his site where he gives the music he listens to: “Sufjan Stevens, Sigur Ros, Neil Young, Bob Dylan, Bruce Springsteen, Martha Wainwright, Willy Mason, Yo Yo Ma, Edgar Meyer, Alison Krauss, Bach, Mark Mothersbaugh, Keith Jarrett – all kinds of stuff.”