December 5, 2020

Today in Whostory: 2/23/2019

1963 – The Detours play The Oldfield Hotel in Greenford

1964 – The Who play St. Mary’s Hall in Putney opening for Brian Poole and The Tremeloes

1965 – The Who play The Marquee Club in London

1965 – Can’t Explain” enters the NME chart at #28

1967 – The Who play the Palazzetto dello Sport in Torino, Italy

1968 – The Who play The Winterland in San Francisco

1969 – The Who take part in a charity event at the Roundhouse in London. Proceeds pay the legal fees of students who had staged a sit-in at the London School of Economics. Other performers include Feathers (David Bowie’s mime troupe), Cat Stevens, Pete Brown’s Battered Ornaments, the Third Ear Band, and Occasional Word Ensemble.

1973 – Pete is interviewed by Charles Shaar Murray in New Musical Express. He details how he got Eric Clapton to play at the Rainbow Concert the month before.

1975 – John Entwistle’s Ox play the Winterland Auditorium in San Francisco

1975 – John and his band Ox play the second of two nights at the Winterland in San Francisco, California

1980 – th Altham, The Who’s press agent, defends The Who in a letter to Melody Maker. It was in response to a letter from a fan who felt the group had lost contact with the record-buying public.

1986 – Pete plays with The Rolling Stones at a private party at the 100 Club in London. The party is held to commemorate the death of the Stone’s long-time keyboardist Ian Stewart. Together Pete and the Stones play “Barefootin'” and “Harlem Shuffle.”

1994 – Pete, Roger and John Entwistle are reunited, somewhat, at Carnegie Hall as part of “Daltrey Sings Townshend: A Celebration,” an all-star-assisted Roger performance of Pete’s songs with an orchestra led by Michael Kamen. Although Roger and John perform together, Pete performs his two numbers, “And I Moved” and “Who Are You,” without either of his former bandmates. The three do not appear together on stage until the finale, a performance of “Join Together,” where Roger and all the guest stars group on stage. Other guests include The Spin Doctors doing “I Can’t Explain,” Alice Cooper doing “I’m A Boy,” Linda Perry doing “Dr. Jimmy,” Lou Reed doing “Now And Then,”Roger, Sinead O’Connor and The Chieftans doing “Baba O’Riley” and “After The Fire,” and Eddie Vedder performing “Let My Love Open The Door,” “Squeeze Box,” “Naked Eye,” and “My Generation.” A compilation of the two shows is cablecast that weekend as a pay-per-view special. Eddie Vedder’s performances are edited out, according to Roger, “because he’s a star.”

1999 – The CD Humanary Stew: A Tribute to Alice Cooper is released in the U.S. Roger Daltrey sings “No More Mr. Nice Guy” with Slash on guitar.

2000 – Roger goes down under performing with the British Rock Symphony at Perth Burswood Dome

2002 – Gordon Giltrap releases a two-CD best-of called Collection featuring John on bass on “Who Knows Where Tomorrow Goes.”

2002 – Oasis release their CD single “Little By Little” containing their cover of “My Generation”

2007 – The Who play the Reno Events Center in Reno, Nevada