Today in Whostory: 2/21/2020

1963 – The Detours play The Oldfield Hotel in Greenford

1965 – The Who play St. Joseph’s Hall in Wembley

1966 – The Who play the Beachcomber Club in Preston, Lancashire

1968 – The Who play the Civic Auditorium in San Jose, California. Sagittarius and Blue Cheer open. For this show, the first of a six-week North American tour, The Who introduce extended jams of “Shakin’ All Over,” “Relax” and “My Generation.”

1969 – The Who play the Birmingham Festival Charities Dance at the Mayfair Suite in Birmingham with support by The Idle Race and Honeybus

1973 – Keith Moon returns from vacation in Gibraltar.

1975 – John Entwistle’s Ox makes its U.S. debut at the Civic Auditorium in Sacramento opening for the J. Geils Band.

1975 – John Entwistle’s Ox makes its U.S. debut at the Civic Auditorium in Sacramento, California opening for the J. Geils Band.

1976 – New Musical Express reports that The Who are to film a special for London Weekend Television. Nothing comes of it

1996 – The John Entwistle band play in Houston at Rockefeller’s

1997 – Roger appears as Colonel Rickman in the first of a two-part show on the Fox-TV (U.S.) show Sliders

You can watch it here

1997 – The video Message To Love: The Isle Of Wight Festival, featuring The Who’s performances of “Young Man Blues” and “Naked Eye,” is finally released in the U.S.

2001 – The Grammy awards are broadcast live.The Who, having won a lifetime achievement Grammy, are represented by a video tribute.

2004 – Roger and Simon attend a launch party for the restored The Kids Are Alright DVD in London

2013 – The Who play the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Uniondale, New York

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