February 27, 2021

Today in Whostory: 12/05/2020

1963 – The Detours perform at the Oldfield Hotel in Greenford

1965 – The Who play The White Lion Hotel in Edgware, London

1967 – Keith and his wife Kim attend the opening of The Beatles’ clothing store The Apple Shop in London.

1969 – The Who play the Palace Theatre in Manchester

1970 – The Who play The Lads Club in Norwich.

A review of the show reads:

City audience erupt at Who concert

BENEATH a banner urging member of Norwich Lads Club to “live pure, speak true, right wrongs and honour the Queen” the Who group — idols of the popular music scene — took the stage on Saturday and for over two hours drenched their audience in 2000 watts of power and 2000 watts of light.

Over 1000 people packed the Lad’s Club to see one of the biggest popular music events in Norwich for a long time.

It was third time luck for the University of East Anglia who staged the show, for originally they hoped to get the group to Norwich on October 28th. Then everything was lined up for October 17th, only for illness to hit lead singer Roger Daltrey and force a postponement.

“But on Saturday the Who finally made it. The group played all their best-known numbers and included in thier set about an hour of new material.”

It was something that should have happened in Norwich before — but it takes a tremendous amount of work. Four weeks of negotiation went into this.

She was also “overwhelmed by the friendliness and cooperation of the group

The Who may have taken their time in coming to Norwich but nobody who saw their performance on Saturday could have denied that it was worth the wait.

1971 – The Who play the Denver Coliseum in Denver, Colorado

1972 – The beginning of three days of rehearsal for the upcoming live performance of the orchestral Tommy. During a break, Pete tells Roy Carr of New Musical Express that he is working on a new rock opera he calls “Jimmy.”

1973 – The Who take the train to Washington, D.C,

1975 – The Who play the second of two nights at Chicago Stadium in Chicago, Illinois

1985 – Roger Daltrey continues his solo tour at the Tower Theater in Philadelphia

1988 – Pete, Roger and John appear via videotape from London on the U.S. television show Today promoting the new Who’s Better Who’s Best compilation.

1999 – Pete’s radio version of Lifehouse premieres on BBC Radio 3

2006 – The Who play the Van Andel Arena in Grand Rapids, Michigan

2012 – The Who play Madison Square Garden in New York City, New York

2014 – The Who play the Capital FM Arena in Nottingham, Nottinghamshire