December 4, 2020

Today in Whostory: 3/13/2020

1963 – The Detours play the Mazenod Church Hall in Kilburn

1965 – The Who play Club Noreik in Tottenham

1966 – The Who play The Starlite Ballroom in Greenford

1967 – The Who play Granby Halls in Leicester

1971 – Melody Maker runs the eighth “The Pete Townshend Page” called “Learning to walk – the second time around.” He discusses the necessity of touring for The Who, a strong rumor about Brian Epstein’s plan to have The Beatles tour Sgt. Pepper’s with an orchestra and tapes, and how Glyn Johns will be recording the live film soundtrack using The Rolling Stones’ mobile recording equipment.

1973 – Roger appears on The Old Grey Whistle Test on BBC-2 to promote his first solo single “Giving It All Away”

1975 – John and his band The Ox are scheduled to appear at the Municipal Auditorium in Atlanta, Georgia with Peter Frampton as the supporting act, but the show was cancelled due to poor ticket sales

1976 – The Who play the Dane County Coliseum in Madison, Wisconsin

2004 – Roger begins appearing in an infomercial on U.S. cable television hawking a seven-CD set called Legends of Rock ‘n Roll

2007 – Rachel announces on her blog that she and Pete will have their own music festival that summer called “Atticfest”. Unfortunately, it does not come to pass

2007 – VH1 Classic begins running a series of public service announcements as part of a “Rock Autism” campaign. Roger Daltrey is featured in one of the spots

2007 – The Who play the Ford Amphitheater in Tampa, Florida. Roger walks offstage unable to sing halfway through the opening song. Pete apologizes saying Roger has a viral infection complicated by severe dehydration. Who shows over the next nine days are cancelled including what was to have been The Who’s first live performance in Mexico.

2008 – Roger performs at the Childline Rocks benefit concert at the IndigO2 in London. Following Marillion and Fish, Roger and backing band Thunder perform “Two Thousand Years,” “The Kids Are Alright” and “Behind Blue Eyes.”

2008 – The compilation CD The Who: The Ultimate Collection is awarded Platinum status by the RIAA

2010 – Roger opens for Eric Clapton at the Amway Arena in Orlando