February 27, 2021

Today in Whostory: 12/10/2020

1965 – New Musical Express carries an article titled “Who Admit They’re Fighting” by Keith Altham. This issue also features their annual “Poll Winners Supplement” which features “Who” in several categories:

#12 British Vocal Group
# 7 British R & B Group
# 4 Best New Group
# 9 Best New Disc of The Year (My Generation)

1966 – The Who play the Empire Theatre in Sunderland, Durham

1966 – Billboard magazine features a full page ad for “I’m a Boy”

1968 – Filming for the television special The Rolling Stones’ Rock ‘n’ Roll Circus begins at Stonebridge House Studios in Wembley with direction by ex-Ready Steady, GO! director Michael Lindsay-Hogg. Glyn Johns, is the audio producer, his first time recording The Who since he was the engineer for producer Shel Talmy on the My Generation album. On this recording Johns is seconded by engineer Damon Lyon-Shaw. The first day sees only more rehearsals, press photography and some incidental filming.

1971 – The Who play the Long Beach Arena in Long Beach, California

1975 – The Who play the Buffalo Memorial Auditorium in Buffalo, New York

1979 – The Who play the first of two nights at the Philadelphia Spectrum.

1979 – The Who are informed that the readers of Rolling Stone have voted them the best band of 1979.

1982 – The Who play the Carrier Dome in Syracuse, New York with opening act David Johansen.

1983 – Billboard magazine carries a brief article about Simon Townshend and his album “Sweet Sound”

1996 – The soundtrack to Jerry McGuire is released. It features The Who’s Live at Leeds version of “Magic Bus“ and the studio version of “Getting In Tune.“

1998 – Roger Daltrey appears on NBC-TV’s Late Night With Conan O’Brien

2002 – Cheltenham and district coroner Lester Maddrell concludes the official inquest into John Entwistle’s death: “He died from the effects of a single moderate usage of cocaine superimposed upon ischaemic heart disease caused by naturally-occurring coronary atherosclerosis.”

2010 – The Christian rock band ApologetiX releases their album ApologetiX Classics: The 70’s featuring a Who parody entitled “Won’t Get Born Again”You can listen to it on YouTube here