February 27, 2021

Today in Whostory: 12/19/2020

1963 – Pete fills out an official audition form for The Detours to appear on the BBC Light Programme. Entwistle is listed as “Bass – J. Johns. “

1963 – The Detours perform at the Oldfield Hotel in Greenford

1964 – The Who play the “Xmas Ball” at the London College of Printing in London

1964 – Cashbox magazine carries a review of “Bald Headed Woman” and “I Can’t Explain”

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

1966 – The Who assemble in costume as burglars at their managers’ office in Caroline House in London for the shooting of the “Happy Jack” promotional video. The Monkees-style short is directed by Ready Steady GO! director Michael Lindsay-Hogg and premieres three nights later on BBC-1 TV.

You can watch it on YouTube here

1968 – The Who play the Pavilion Ballroom in Worthing

1969 – The Who play the City Hall in Newcastle

1970 – Billboard features an article titled “Who Move To What (Film), How (As Indie Producers). This issue also carries an article titled “Who Preparing a ‘Mini-LP'”

1970 – Record Mirror features an article titled “More Maxi Who In New Year”

1973 – The Who play the Sundown Theatre in Edmonton, London