October 28, 2021

Today in Whostory: 12/18/2020

1964 – The Who play the Waterfront Club at the Cliff Hotel in Woolston

1965 – The Who play the Birdcage Club in Portsmouth

1965 – Record Mirror carries an article titled “The Boys and Girls with the Best Barnets…”, a poll of “Best Hair”. Keith is declared winner!

1965 – Disc and Music Echo reports that My Generation sold over 250,000 since it’s release on October 29th and reached #3 on December 6th. The issue also features two letters about The Who

1967 – The Who play at The Pavillion in Bath

1971 – Billboard magazine reports on the reopening of the Aquarius Theater in Los Angeles with a production of Tommy

1971 – Melody Maker has an article titled “Moon Madness hits New York”. An ad from Polydor features “Meaty Beaty Big & Bouncy”

1973 – The Who play the first of four nights at the Sundown Theatre in Edmonton, London

1982 – Billboard magazine reports that a Cincinnati judge has ruled that punitive damages could not be awarded to the plaintiffs in the 1979 Riverfront Coliseum tragedy and that the city of Cincinnati has been cleared of all responsibility in the eleven deaths at the concert.

1988 – MTV and MCA Records hold a “Who Sunday“ on MTV airing “The Kids Are Alright” and “Who’s Back: The Story of The Who”You can see some clips from “Who’s Back: The Story of The Who” here

2012 – The album 12-12-12 The Concert for Sandy Relief is released. Three songs from The Who’s set are included

2018 – Dave Whamond’s “Reality Check” comic strip features a reference to The Who. You can see the comic at gocomics.com here