Today in Whostory: 12/28/2019

1964 – The Who play The Red Lion in Leytonstone

1968 – Melody Maker looks back at the years “Blind Date” features and includes Leapy Lee’s review of Magic Bus.

1971 – Keith is the emcee at Sha Na Na’s Carnegie Hall concert wearing a dress and performing Frank Zappa’s “Caravan With A Drum Solo.”

1974 – Billboard magazine features three items about The Who:

1) An ad for The Who’s King Biscuit Flower Hour re-broadcast on December 29 (recorded in Washington, DC on December 6, 1973) (listen to the show here)

2) MCA Records ad for “Our Winners”

3) Ad for the Spectrum in Philadelphia – “The House That Rock Built”

1979 – The Who play the Hammersmith Odeon in Hammersmith, London as part of the Concerts for the People of Kampuchea.

1985 – Another single from Roger’s album Under A Raging Moon is released. “Let Me Down Easy “ backed with “Fallen Angel “ peaks at #86 in the Billboard charts.

You can watch a promo video for “Let Me Down Easy” here

2002 – Billboard magazine reports that The Who were the 12th top grossing act in the U.S. in 2002 making $28.6 million

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