December 7, 2021

Today in Whostory: 3/28/2020

1963 – The Detours play Oldfield Hotel in Greenford

1964 – Two days of skirmishes break out between Mods and Rockers at Clacton. The British tabloid press leaps on it, describing it as an invasion and begins to write articles trying to understand what these Mods and their enemies the Rockers are all about. With this event, Modism moves beyond the London cult and begins to go national.

1964 – Roger marries his four-months pregnant 16-year old girlfriend Jacqueline Rickman at Wandsworth Registry Office. Johnny Kidd and The Pirates are guests at the reception. News of Roger’s marriage will not be shared with The Who’s fans until 1968 when Jacqueline files for divorce. In a 1972 Observer feature, Roger confessed, “I knew that if I didn’t move away from her in those early days, I would be a sheet metal worker forever.”

1965 – The Who play The Brum Kavern Club in Small Heath, Birmingham

1967 – The Who play the RKO Radio Theater in New York, New York

1969 – Go prints the article: “The Who return to blow your minds.” Who manager Kit Lambert says the next step will be to turn Tommy into a movie.

1969 – The Who appear live on Thames Television’s Today (ITV) show broadcast from Television House in Kingsway.

1969 – Karen Townshend gives birth to Emma she and Pete’s first child at Queen Charlotte’s Maternity Hospital in Hammersmith.

1972 – Pete appears on “Whatever Happened to Tin Pan Alley?”

1972 – Keith purchases a 1938 Chrysler Model Wimbledon Limousine

1975 – The Russell Harty show features Roger and Ken Russell recorded the previous day

1976 – The Who play the Winterland Ballroom in San Francisco, California

1980 – The Who play the Hallenstadion in Z├╝rich, Switzerland

1981 – The Who play Grugahalle in Essen, Germany

1981 – Billboard magazine carries a full page ad for The Who’s “Face Dances” album and features the album in their “Spotlight”

1987 – Billboard reports that Roger has received an Ampex Golden Reel Award for Under A Raging Moon. It had been recorded on Ampex tape.

2004 – Cartoon Network’s late-night version, Adult Swim, shows the episode “Temporary Blindness” from the series Home Movies containing “Timmy,” a parody of Tommy: The Movie.

2006 – Roger records his vocals for the “The Boy Who Heard Music” mini-opera for Endless Wire

2006 – Roger attends the Teenage Cancer Trust event at Royal Albert Hall in London

2009 – The Who play the Hope Estate Winery in Pokolbin, New South Wales, Australia

2012 – Roger, Ron Wood and Paul Weller perform together at the Royal Albert Hall for the Teenage Cancer Trust. The Following night, the three return to join Paul McCartney in a performance of “Get Back”

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

2020 – The Who are scheduled to perform at the Royal Albert Hall as part of the Teenage Cancer Trust concerts, but the event was postponed due to the outbreak of the coronavirus