November 26, 2020

Today in Whostory: 2/24/2019

1963 – The Detours play the Douglas House in Bayswater in the afternoon

1963 – The Detours play the White Hart Hotel in Acton

1966 – The Who perform without Roger at the Victoria Ballroom in Chesterfield. Roger had come down with laryngitis

1967 – The Who play two shows at the Palazzetto dello Sport in Bologna, Italy

1968 – The Who play The Winterland in San Francisco

1969 – Who head back into IBC Studio A for more Tommy work.

1974 – The Who play the Palais des Sports in Lyon. After this show, most of the hated backing tapes for the live Quadrophenia are packed away, never to be used again.

1978 – Keith attended a charity event and was photographed with Labour politician Marcia Falkender

1981 – The Who play the City Hall in Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear

1982 – MTV begins the “I Want My MTV” ad campaign featuring Pete, among others, declaring the phrase.

1987 – Roger and his wife Heather attend the 30th annual Grammy Awards show at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles

1990 – Pete is scheduled to appear, via video, at an all-star tribute for Roy Orbison at the Universal Amphiteater in Los Angeles.  Footage found does not indicate he was included

1993 – Q magazine prints a letter by Chris Charlesworth decrying the sorry state of the Who’s CD catalog and lack of a career-spanning boxset retrospective. The next day, Pete calls him up and gives him permission to begin a CD reissue program and the compilation of a Who CD boxset.

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.”

1996 – The John Entwistle band play in Tulsa at Cain’s Ballroom

1996 – The John Entwistle Band plays Cain’s Ballroom in Tulsa, Oklahoma

1996 – Pete presents the Gong for Best Group to Oasis at the Brit Awards

1998 – Roger Daltrey’s A Celebration: The Music Of Pete Townshend CD is reissued by the House Of Blues label

2004 – Roger attends Brian Wilson’s performance of his Smile album in London

2013 – The Who play the Verizon Wireless Arena in Manchester, New Hampshire

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