October 20, 2021

Today in Whostory: 12/23/2020

1964 – The Who play the Florida Rooms in Brighton

1965 – The Who play the Pavilion Ballroom in Worthing, Sussex

1966 – “Ready, Steady, Goes!” the final broadcast of “Ready Steady Go!” is broadcast featuring a performance by The Who

1967 – Billboard magazine carries a short review of “The Who Sell Out”

1967 – The final episode of Twice A Fortnight is broadcast, featuring The Who minding to pre-recorded version of Mary Anne with the Shaky Hand”

1972 – The Who’s newest single, “Relay” backed with “Waspman,” is released in Britain. It is The Who’s last non-album single and peaks at #21.

1972 – Chris Charlesworth interviews John in New Musical Express. John discusses his new solo band and gives Chris a tour of his mansion in Gloucestershire.

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

1975 – The Who play last of three nights at the Hammersmith Odeon in Hammersmith, London

1978 – Billboard magazine carries an ad for Who Are You

1982 – In Listener magazine, Paul Gambaccini writes an article called “The Who; now for their last final appearance.” He believes The Who will eventually return in some form. As it turns out, he is correct although it would be 31 months before The Who would appear onstage again and six and a half years until the next tour.

1999 – The Who play the Shepherd’s Bush Empire in Shepherd’s Bush, London