Today in Whostory: 3/15/2020

1964 – The Who play the White Hart Hotel in Acton

1965 – The Who appear live on Gadzooks! It’s All Happening! on BBC2 playing “Shout and Shimmy” and “I Can’t Explain”.

1965 – A promo film assembled by Who managers and budding filmmakers Kit Lambert and Chris Stamp appears on the TV programme That’s For Me. Footage of The High Numbers performing (and Mods dancing) at the Railway Hotel the previous August are edited together with a recent studio shoot of “I Can’t Explain.” It is later released on the Who’s Better Who’s Best video.

1966 – The Who record “Barbara Ann,” “Substitute,” “You Rang,” “Man With Money” and “Dancing In The Street” at Aeolian Hall, Studio 1, BBC, London for Saturday Club

1966 – Substitute” is again re-issued on Reaction with a b-side instrumental credited to “The Who Orchestra” although it’s actually another Reaction label act The Graham Bond Organization. The title of the instrumental obviously aimed at Talmy is “Waltz For A Pig.”

1968 – The Who play the Municipal Auditorium in San Antonio, Texas.

1969 – Billboard reports that the forthcoming 45rpm release of “Pinball Wizard” will be Decca Records’ first single released in stereo

1971 – The Who re-assemble at the Record Plant Studios in New York City to record the new Lifehouse material. Sitting in on the sessions are Mountain’s Leslie West, Al Kooper on organ and Ken Ascher on piano. Kit Lambert is absent for most of the sessions and Felix Pappalardi, producer of Mountain as well as Cream, takes over the reins.

1975 – John and his band The Ox play Philadelphia’s Spectrum opening for Humble Pie. The show is recorded and broadcast later on the King Biscuit Flower Hour syndicated radio show and is released commercially in 1997

1976 – The Who play the Myriad Convention Center in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

1981 – The Who play the Gaumont Cinema in Southampton, Hampshire

1991 – The movie If Looks Could Kill, a spy comedy featuring Roger as “Blade,” is released.

“Death by Cameo: Singer Roger Daltrey appears as superspy Blade long enough to get his butt handed to him by Linda Hunt as Ilsa, who kills him using a necklace that unfurls into a whip.” (Source: /

1996 – The John Entwistle Band play Annie’s Entertainment Center in Cincinnati, Ohio

2002 – The Halifax Daily News reports that artist Greg Forrest has installed a seven-piece bronze recreation of Keith Moon’s drum kit after destruction, entitled “Heavy Metal,” at the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia’s education gallery

2004 – Sarah Dempster in The Guardian pens an article called “Why I Love…Roger Daltrey”: “Loveable Laurel to Pete Townshend’s truculent Hardy, Roger Daltrey was – and, indeed, still is – the Who’s anchor, a graceless yet relentlessly honest reminder of his band’s working-class roots and a necessarily earthy foil for the enormously nosed guitarist’s artier excesses.”

2005 – The Hollywood Reporter says that Roger will play the antagonist in an untitled “mermaid drama” pilot for the WB network. Nathalie Kelley is set to play the mermaid adjusting to life in Miami. The pilot never surfaces.

2007 – Pete and Rachel hold another Attic Jam concert at La Zona Rosa in Austin. This show features performances from Martha Wainwright, Willy Mason, Mika, Alexi Murdoch and Joe Purdy. Watching from the audience are Peter Buck and Robyn Hitchcock

2012 – Roger plays at L’Olympia in Paris

2013 – The British and Irish Modern Music Institute (BIMM) announces that Roger has been appointed the first-ever Patron of BIMM Brighton.