1964 – The Who play St. Mary’s Hall in Putney
1968 – The Who reportedly play the Metropolitan Sports Center near Minneapolis, Minnesota. Did anyone attend this show? I’m not finding any evidence that it occurred, and in fact found some evidence that this arena was used for another concert “on this date”. Anyone from the Minneapolis area have any information or willingness to search their local library for any more information?
1970 – The New York Times publishes an advance review of Live at Leeds by Nik Cohn in which he calls it “…the definitive hard-rock holocaust. It is the best live rock album ever made.”
1971 – The Who hold the fourth and last session of the ill-fated Lifehouse project. Filming still has not begun, the band is completely confused about Pete’s plans, the audience is uncooperative, mostly calling out for old Who tunes during the new Lifehouse songs, and producer/manager Kit Lambert is openly critical, stamping about and yelling, “What in the hell are we doing here?” Since Lambert is due to travel to New York the next week to produce Labelle’s first album at the Record Plant, he suggests The Who fly over and record the new material there as well.
1975 – John and his band The Ox is the headlining act at New York City’s Academy Of Music
1975 – BBC Radio 1’s Rock Week broadcasts Pete’s 2 1/2 hour radio special previewing the soundtrack to Tommy: The Movie
1975 – Keith’s forthcoming solo album Two Sides Of The Moon receives a favorable review in Melody Maker. The article also includes a photo of Iggy Pop riding on Keith’s back
1986 – Roger’s tribute to Keith Moon “Under a Raging Moon” backed with “Move Better In The Night,” hits the British charts and peaks at #43.
1996 – The John Entwistle Band play the Buffalo Rose in Golden, Colorado
1996 – Pete appears on the U.K. TV programme TFI Friday. The host says that before filming the episode, Pete remarked that he “hated every second of being in The Who.” Pete confirms the statement.
2000 – Roger appears with the British Rock Symphony appearing at the Brisbane Entertainment Center
2006 – Pete and Roger hold a photo-op at the Hard Rock Café in Piccadilly announcing that they will be headlining the Sunday night concert at the Hyde Park Calling Festival on 3 July
2007 – The Who play the Verizon Center in Washington, DC
2009 – Keith Moon is honored with an historical blue plaque at the site of the Marquee Club in Soho. The Heritage Foundation stepped in to post the plaque after English Heritage, the traditional award of blue plaques, refused saying Keith did not meet their criteria. The unveiling is attended by Roger and Keith’s mother, Kit
2010 – Roger opens for Eric Clapton at the RBC Center in Raleigh