December 2, 2020

Today in Whostory: 2/17/2019

1967 – Who manager Chris Stamp moves The Who’s New York business office into the same building housing Premier Talent

1973 – New Seekers’ cover “Pinball Wizard/See Me, Feel Me” hits the U.S. charts. It ultimately reaches #29 in Billboard, #21 in Cash Box and #16 in Britain.

1978 – A solo single by Roger, “Say It Ain’t So Joe” backed with “The Prisoner” is scheduled for release in the U.K. but is cancelled. It is released in the rest of Europe backed with “Parade” or “One of the Boys”.

1984 – Roger’s first solo album for WEA Records, Parting Should Be Painless, is released in the U.K. The title, based on a similar song title on the album, seems to be a comment on Pete’s recent departure from The Who. The album does not make the charts.

1996 – The John Entwistle band play in Louisville at Toy Tiger

1996 – The John Entwistle Band play Toy Tiger in Louisville, Kentucky

2000 – Roger Daltrey does a live chat on AOL to promote BBC Sessions. He says he has written “four or five songs” for the “next two Who albums” and that The Who will be touring that summer.

2000 – Pete also says in his cyberdiary that he is heading over to John Entwistle’s house for some “final Who overdubs.”

2002 – Pete quietly updates a diary entry to say that the plan to turn Quadrophenia into an onstage musical “has ground to a halt.”

2004 – Roger appears on the Steve Wright show on Radio 2 discussing the upcoming Teenage Cancer Trust shows.

2005 – Roger participates in the Rock n’ Roll Fantasy Camp in Los Angeles through the 21st. In addition to performing with the attendees at the House of Blues, Roger also agrees to help attendee and Who fan Kamesh Nagarajan propose to his girlfriend on stage.