December 1, 2021

Today in Whostory: 3/06/2019

1964 – The Who play the Goldhawk Social Club in Shepherd’s Bush opening for The Undertakers

1965 – Mr. Lambert – Who” receives a court notice to return a guitar its case and a piano bass to the music store plus “cheque return from bank”. A copy of this document is later included in Live At Leeds

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

1978 – Texan keyboardist John “Rabbit” Bundrick auditions at Shepperton Studios to join The Who as a permanent member. Pete tells him he can be in The Who if he wants to be. That evening Keith Moon takes him out on a drunken celebration and Rabbit falls out of a taxi, breaking his wrist. The accident and subsequent events delay his entry into The Who for nine months. Rabbit81Tourbook.jpg

1978 – Texan John “Rabbit” Bundrick auditions at Shepperton Studios to play keyboards during live appearances for The Who’s new, more complex songs. He had previously been brought in to play keyboards during the 1977 Pete Townshend / Ronnie Lane sessions and had hit it off with Pete. On the evening of his Who audition, Keith Moon takes him out for a celebration and Rabbit drunkenly falls out of a taxi, breaking his wrist. The accident delays his live debut with The Who until after Keith’s demise.

1981 – The Who play the Birmingham International Arena in Birmingham, West Midlands

1981 – The Who’s first post-Keith Moon album of all-new material Face Dances is released in Europe

1996 – The John Entwistle Band play The Mason Jar in Phoenix, Arizona

1998 – The Original Cast recording of What A Feeling! is released. It contains a medley of songs from Tommy.

1999 – Gateway Computers premiers a TV ad in the U.S. featuring “Who Are You

2007 – The Who play the Conseco Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, Indiana

2010 – Roger opens for Eric Clapton at the New Orleans Arena

2012 – Alexander Ludwig releases the single “Live it Up (Teenage Wasteland)”. “Baba O’Riley” is mentioned in the lyrics

2017 – er appears on “The Nightly Show” in the UK