December 7, 2021

Today in Whostory: 12/17/2019

1965 – The Who play the Ricky-Tick Club in Windsor

1965 – New Musical Express carries a review of “My Generation”

1965 – The Who record an appearance on Ready Steady GO! performing “My Generation” followed by Keith playing “Buttons” in a Christmas pantomime. Pete mimes to Peter Cook and Dudley Moore’s comedy song “Goodbye-ee” then The Who perform “Jingle Bells” and an instrumental “You Rang” with John imitating Lurch from The Addams Family TV series.

1966 – The Who play the Imperial Ballroom in Nelson, Lancashire

1966 – Disc and Music Echo features The Who on the cover

1966 – Disc and Music Echo features a review of “Happy Jack” and the EP Ready Steady Who hits its peak at #1 in the British Top EP chart, one of The Who’s only two official #1’s in the U.K.

1967 – The Who mime to “Mary-Anne With The Shaky Hands” on the last episode of Twice A Fortnight.

1968 – “The Who’s Christmas Party “ at the Marquee in London is The Who’s last ever performance at the venue where they had first come to the capital’s attention during their residence in 1964-1965. This time Who fan Nigel Cornthwaite comes onstage to sing “Magic Bus “ with the Who. Yes is the opening act.

1979 – The Who play the Capital Centre in Landover, Maryland

1982 – The Who play the Maple Leaf Gardens in Toronto, Ontario, Canada

1994 – Roger appears on the Channel 4 show Don’t Forget Your Toothbrush performing “Pinball Wizard” and “I’m A Man”

2008 – The Who play the indigo at The 02 in London