November 27, 2021

Today in Whostory: 3/03/2020

1963 – The Detours play the White Hart Hotel in Acton

1963 – The Detours play the Douglas House in Bayswater.

1965 – The Who play Le Disque a Go!Go! Club in Lansdowne, Bournemouth, Hampshire

1969 – The Who end the recording of Tommy at IBC Studio A after almost five months in the studio.

1973 – The Who break in their new studio, Ramport Studios, in Battersea, South London. Initial recordings reveal the 16-track console is not ready for serious Who work.

1973 – New Musical Express carries the second part of their interview with Pete Townshend. You can read both parts here

1975 – John and his band The Ox is the headlining act at the Agora Ballroom in Columbus, Ohio

1984 – Roger’s “Walking In My Sleep” backed with “Somebody Told Me” (the 12′ also has “Gimme Some Lovin'” on the B-side) hits the charts. In Britain it peaks at #56. In the U.S. it reaches #62 in Billboard and #73 in Cash Box.

1996 – Pete Townshend and Paul Keating perform “Pinball Wizard” at a private party for the cast and crew of the West End stage production of Tommy. The party is held at The Orange in London.

1996 – The John Entwistle Band play Palookaville in Santa Cruz, California

1996 – Pete plays “Pinball Wizard” with Paul Keating at a private party for the cast and crew of the West End stage version of Tommy at The Orange in London

1999 – Status Graphite reports that John Entwistle has designed the Buzzard 2 bass that will premiere at the upcoming MusikMesse ’99 in Frankfurt

2000 – Roger appears with the British Rock Symphony appearing at the Sydney SuperDome

2000 – Roger is involved in a car accident

2002 – Ed Masley in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette votes The Who Sings My Generation the best debut album of all time

2007 – Pete and his partner Rachel Fuller hold another of their intimate “In The Attic” shows at Hotel CafĂ© in Hollywood. Also performing is Tenacious D despite Jack Black having a sore throat, Alexi Murdoch, Joe Purdy, and Ben Harper

2009 – Jerry Cortez releases his CD American Invasion featuring a cover of “The Kids Are Alright”

2010 – Roger opens for Eric Clapton at the Sprint Center in Kansas City

2016 – The Who play Madison Square Garden in New York City, New York