Today in Whostory: 2/02/2019

1964 – The Detours play St. Mary’s Hall in Putney opening for Dave Berry and The Cruisers.

1965 – The Who play The Marquee Club in London. They were listed as “The Who London 1965” for the next few months.

1967 – Swedish Television airs part one of a Popside special showing The Who recording “Bucket T.” On the 5th, “Bucket T” backed with “So Sad About Us” is released in Sweden and the popularity of the Popside program sends the single to #1. It is The Who’s biggest hit in that country. “Bucket T” is also released as a single backed with “Run Run Run” in Norway, Denmark and Germany.
The Who play the Locarno Ballroom in Coventry

1967 – The Who play the Locarno Ballroom in Coventry, Warwickshire

1968 – Go magazine has the article: “42 days of Who destruction” on the upcoming U.S. tour. Roger says The Who will keep smashing equipment until they have established themselves in the U.S.

1968 – “Mary Anne With The Shaky Hand” backed with “I Can’t Reach You” is released in the Netherlands. It fails to chart.

1968 – “Mary Anne With The Shaky Hand” backed with “I Can’t Reach You” is released in the Netherlands. It fails to chart.

1969 – The Who play the Coatham Hotel in Redcar

1973 – Relay enters the Dutch charts where it peaks at #28.

1990 – Menahem Golan’s film version of the Brecht-Weill musical The Threepenny Opera, retitled Mack the Knife and featuring Roger singing the title song, is released in the U.S.

1995 – The Who were scheduled to receive a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame but it is postponed due to scheduling conflicts

1996 – The John Entwistle band play in Washington D.C. at The Bayou

1996 – The John Entwistle Band playThe Bayou in Washington D.C.

1997 – Pete Townshend holds a party at “LA 2” in London to celebrate the London edition of the musical Tommy getting 8 Olivier Award nominations. Pete plays a 75-minute set. John Entwistle is also there but doesn’t perform. Roger Daltrey is then in Los Angeles working on the Showtime sitcom Rude Awakenings.

1998 – Pete Townshend’s daughter Emma releases her first single in the U.K., “The Last Time I Saw Sadie” backed with “Come On In My Kitchen.”

2008 – Pete Townshend’s daughter Emma pens an article for the Times about England’s untended musical heritage from the 1960’s and 1970’s. “Pop music was one of Britain’s most important contributions to the cultural life of the 20th century. And yet it looks as if the French, whose pop music is generally rubbish, are doing a better job than us.”

2013 – The Who play the Reno Events Center in Reno, Nevada