Today in Whostory – December 31st
1964 – The Who play a New Year’s Eve Dance in Pinner, Middlesex
1965 – The Who appear on Ready Steady Go!
1966 – The Who play The Roundhouse in Chalk Farm, London
1968 – Surprise Partie, a 4 hour TV special, airs in France
1969 – Pop Goes The Sixties airs with a clip of The Who miming to I Can See For Miles recorded on the 16th
1998 – John Power of the group Cast tells New Musical Express that he recorded the demos for the forthcoming Cast album at John Entwistle’s home studio
1999 – Roger is scheduled to perform with the British Rock Symphony on New Year’s Eve as the 1900’s turn into the 2000’s at a charity event at The Ronald Reagan Building in Washington D.C. but it is canceled due to fears of a terrorist attack.
2007 – Ringo Starr holds a non-alcoholic-beverage party and charity gig in Surrey to bring in the new year. Fellow musicians and teetotalers Eric Clapton and Pete join him on stage under the band name Totally Abandoned for a loose rendition of classic tunes. Those in the know get in for a £50 donation