Today in Whostory: 2/23/2020

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 – “I 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.

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 – Keith 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 – Roger performs the first of two nights at Carnegie Hall as part of “Daltrey Sings Townshend”. The second night is broadcast as a PPV and released on CD and DVD

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.”

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