November 29, 2020

Today in Whostory: 2/02/2020

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 – 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.

1996 – The John Entwistle Band play The 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.

1997 – The Sunday Independent in Dublin carried an article entitled “The man who lived ‘Quadrophenia'” about Irish Jack (Jack Lyons)

You can visit Jack’s website here

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.”

You can listen to “The Last Time I Saw Sadie” on youtube here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hv7BDq8KvbQ

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.”

You can read it here (paywall):

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

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