November 27, 2021

Today in Whostory: 3/24/2020

1963 – The Detours play the Douglas House in Bayswater

1965 – The Who play The Ealing Club in Ealing

1965 – The Who record their second appearance on Top Of The Pops for the next night’s broadcast

1966 – The Who play the Starlight Ballroom in Crawley

1966 – The Who tape an appearance for Top Of The Pops miming to “Substitute”

1967 – The Barron Knights release the single “Lazy Fat People” in the UK. The song was written by Pete and originally offered to Pye group Episode Six

You can listen to it on youtube here

1967 – Jeff Beck releases his first solo single “Hi Ho Silver Lining.” The b-side, “Beck’s Bolero,” features Keith on drums from the time in 1966 when he was considering leaving The Who. Pete, out clubbing with Keith, becomes very upset when he hears the track and Keith confesses to playing on it.

You can listen to it on youtube here

1968 – The Who play the Orlando Coliseum in Orlando, Florida

1969 – Keith is photographed with his wife Kim

1976 – The Who play the Memorial Coliseum in Portland, Oregon

1987 – Roger discusses the problems caused by the accidental killing of half of million of his trout at his trout farm in the magazine Today. He says his fishery was not affected just the lake where his trout were bred and he invites anglers to come and fish.

1988 – The 1980 Virgin LP re-issue of My Generation is awarded Gold status by the BPI

1990 – The Who release a three-album or two-CD boxset of their 1989 tour called Join Together in the UK. The first CD is a live version of Tommy the second CD contains live performances of Who hits and Pete’s solo songs. Also released in Europe is a single pulled from the boxset of “Join Together” backed with “I Can See For Miles” and “Behind Blue Eyes” (with “Christmas” added for an EP). The U.K. LP and single fail to chart but in the U.S. it peaks at #188.

1996 – The John Entwistle Band play Barrymore’s in Ottawa, Canada

1998 – Emma Townshend’s first album Winterland is released in the U.S.

1998 – The soundtrack to the HBO mini-series From The Earth To The Moon is released featuring The Who’s “Magic Bus.” 

2000 – Roger and John record their vocal performances for an appearance by The Who on an episode of the animated television comedy The Simpsons. Pete declines participation and is portrayed by his brother Paul.

2001 – Channel 4 in the U.K. airs a show called Top Ten Guitar Heroes featuring a segment on Pete

2003 – The compilation CD 20th Century Masters: The Who is awarded Gold status by the RIAA.

2004 – The Who play the London Forum in Kentish Town, London

2007 – Pete announces on his blog that a planned August return to North America has been cancelled due to concerns about Roger’s health.

2009 – The Who play the Brisbane Entertainment Centre in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

2010 – Roger is interviewed on ITV’s Titchmarsh Today and later performs at a private show in the Elgar Room at the Royal Albert Hall. The event held before a crowd of 200 raised money for the Teenage Cancer Trust

2011 – Roger performs Tommy as part of his week of Teenage Cancer Trust concerts. Pete comes out to perform “The Acid Queen” on solo acoustic guitar, then rejoins the band at the end for “Baba O’Riley”.

2012 – Roger plays at Teatro Smeraldo in Milan

2014 – Roger Daltrey is interviewed on The One Show on BBC

2014 – Roger attends the Teenage Cancer Trust concert at the Royal Albert Hall in London

2016 – The Who play the Verizon Center in Washington, DC