March 2, 2021

Today in Whostory: 12/01/2020

1963 – The Detours perform at St. Mary’s Ballroom in Putney

1964 – The Who’s second Tuesday night at the Marquee Club in London. 298 attend, 10 times as many as the last week.

1965 – The Who play Wolsey Hall in Cheshunt

1965 – Beat Instrumental features The Who on cover. The magazine feature “The Keith Moon Column” as well as an article titled “Longer Stage Act For The Who!”. “I Can See For Miles” is at #19 in BI’s Chart Fax

1967 – The Who end their first headlining tour of the U.S. playing the Long Island Arena in Commack, New York. Vanilla Fudge is the supporting act.

1969 – Hit Parader magazine features Keith and John in “My Favorite Records”


Kieth and John, being inseparable friends, have the same three favorites: Beatles’ Help and Hard Day’s Night and the Beach Boy’s Surfer – Girl.

John: The only groups whose records I really like are the Beatles and the Beach Boys as hey were when Brian Wilson was with them, not as they are now. I like these particular Beatles records because I liked the films and thought that they were writing their best stuff at that time. The Beach Boys I choose because Keith and I used to play it in secret when the rest of the guys were keen on R&B. These two groups are more creative than the others and I have more respect for them, because I don’t think that a group is a group unless they write their own material. These are the only two I’d pay to watch although I wouldn’t pay to hear the Beach Boys as they are now. Their singles aren’t strong anymore, they’re a record producers dream and you can dissect them and them to pieces.

Keith: I don’t really like anything else besides the Beatles and the early Beach Boys, but I preferred the Beatles’ old songs to the new ones on Revolver. Lennon has gone a step further and therefore his songs are more personal, but McCartney has stayed the same. I liked their old stuff better although I appreciate their new things. I mean I still look forward to hearing their new single when it arrives.

1971 – The Who play in Houston at the Sam Houston Coliseum

1972 – Pete is a guest on BBC Radio 1’s Roundtable.

1975 – The Who play the Kemper Arena in Kansas City, Missouri

1977 – Keith Moon is photographed as a court jester in full makeup.

1977 – Keith is photographed as a court jester in full makeup

Gettyimages has the date listed as 1977-12-22, however lists it as the 1st.

1982 – The Who play at the Mississippi Coast Coliseum in Biloxi, Mississippi. “Love Ain’t For Keeping” is added to the set list for the first time since 1971.

2006 – The Who play at the Mohegan Sun Casino in Uncasville, Connecticut.

2011 – A Lotus Evora designed by Roger Daltrey and with his signature etched into the hood is auctioned off to benefit the Teenage Cancer Trust.