October 28, 2021

Today in Whostory: 11/18/2020

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

1966 – The Who play the City Hall in Perth, Scotland

1967 – The Who play the “Festival of Music “ at the Cow Palace in San Francisco with fellow acts The Association, the Everly Brothers, Eric Burdon and the New Animals, Sopwith Camel and the Sunshine Company. The Who are the curtain closers for the first half of the show.

1967 – “I Can See For Miles” reaches its chart peak in the U.K. at a disappointing #10. It was also #10 on the Billboard charts, and would peak at number 9 the following week.

1968 – The Who play City Hall in Newcastle with Joe Cocker, Yes, The Crazy World of Arthur Brown and others opening. Due to the number of bands playing, The Who’s set was cut to 25 minutes

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

1980 – The third single from Pete’s solo album Empty Glass, “A Little Is Enough” backed with “Cats In The Cupboard”, peaks at #72 in the U.S. Billboard charts. It reaches #89 in Cash Box

1996 – The Who continue the first leg of their North American Quadrophenia tour with a performance at the Knickerbocker Arena in Albany, New York

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 – The Who play the Toyota Center in Houston, Texas

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.”