December 5, 2020

Today in Whostory: 3/05/2020

1964 – The Who play the Oldfield Hotel in Greenford

1964 – A short preview article is published in the Hammersmith & Shepherds Bush Gazette, “Who Is Who? Hey?”

1965 – The Who play the “Rag Rave” at Granby Halls in Leicester

1966 – The Who play Marcam Hall in March. Cambridgeshire

1966 – Rod Harrod in Disc magazine reports a rumor that Keith is getting married soon to a woman named “Patsie.” Keith deflects the story by claiming it is about “Patsie Klyne” from Bishopgate who has recently left for South Africa.

1966 – The Record Mirror and Melody Maker carry an ad for Substitute. Melody Maker also features a poll titled “groups group” with John Entwistle selected as bass guitar player

1973 – The Who rehearse at the Sundown Theatre in Edmonton for their upcoming festival date.

1975 – John and his band The Ox play the Civic Theatre in Akron, Ohio

1977 – John jumps to Pete’s defense in an article in New Musical Express responding to a previous article in which Jimmy Page had called Pete a “musical dictator”. Part of John’s response is used as the title for the article: “Led Zeppelin? – wish we’d never invented the name.”

1981 – BBC1 airs Top Of The Pops with The Who miming to “You Better You Bet.”

1985 – Roger presents the makers of the movie Ghostbusters with the award for “Original Song Written for a Film in 1985” at the 38th British Academy Awards

1986 – Roger does a phone-in interview to BBC Radio One.

1987 – The Arts & Entertainment cable channel does a special on Roger

1996 – the stage musical Tommy opens at the Shaftesbury Theatre in London. The cast includes Kim Wilde Paul Keating Alistair Robins Hal Fowler Nicola Hughes and Ian Bartholomew. Pete is in attendance.

1996 – The John Entwistle Band play The House Of Blues in Los Angeles, California

1996 – The musical production of Tommy opens at the Shaftsbury Theatre in the West End of London. The cast includes Kim Wilde, Paul Keating, Alistair Robins, Hal Fowler, Nicola Hughes and Ian Bartholomew. Pete is in attendance.

2001 – The remastered soundtracks to Tommy, Quadrophenia, and The Kids Are Alright are re-issued on CD in the U.K. The Kids Are Alright soundtrack restores “Join Together/Roadrunner/My Generation Blues.” All come with deluxe packaging.

2001 – Sanctuary releases The Who Live At The Isle Of Wight 1970 on vinyl in the U.K

2001 – Pete, on his website, says he has spent the first six weeks of the year finishing piano pieces he had written between 1995-1999 for Scoop 3. He also says he has trawled through his old and recent stuff and has not found a single “perfect” Who song. Roger has supplied three songs that, while good, don’t “quite fit the current Who brief.”

2005 – Pete comments on the CD Petra Haden Sings The Who Sell Out in the Los Angeles Times: “I heard the songs as if for the first time, and I was really pleased to hear how beautiful they are…I love this CD and Petra puts me in an Odorono sweat.”

2007 – The Who play the Sears Centre in Hoffman Estates, Illinois

2008 – Roger Daltrey is interviewed on The One Show on BBC

2010 – Roger opens for Eric Clapton at the FedEx Forum in Memphis