Today in Whostory: 3/31/2019

1963 – The Detours play the Douglas House in Bayswater

1965 – The Who play the Bromel Club at the Bromel Court Hotel in Bromley Hill, Kent

1966 – The Who recorded “Substitute”, “Dancing In The Street”, “Man With Money”, “Barbara Ann”” and “My Generation” for the French TV Show “Music Hall de France”

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

1968 – The Who play Constitution Hall in Washington DC. Opening for them is The Troggs, Orpheus and the Beacon Street Union.

1969 – Having spent a few days with the missus and child Pete returns to The Who at Pan Sound 23 Denmark Street in London for some additional recording . Afterwards the band goes onto the studio rooftop for a publicity photo shoot.

1973 – Keith becomes the first member of The Who to return to Australia after the disastrous 1968 tour. He is there to play Uncle Ernie in the Antipodean production of the orchestral version of Tommy at the Myer Music Bowl in Melbourne. The show is delayed from the night before because of rain. Roger had been offered the lead role but refused to go.

1974 – The King Biscuit Flower Hour broadcasts an edited version of The Who’s Dec. 4th 1973 Philadelphia concert in the U.S. and Canada. The broadcast is presented quadraphonically encoded for those with the appropriate equipment listening at home. After the show a sixty-second spot is aired announcing that The Who will perform for the first time at New York’s Madison Square Garden that June playing four shows. The ad is the only promotion for these concerts. Tickets for all four shows sell out in fifteen hours.

1980 – The Who play the Olympiahalle in Munich, Germany

1981 – The BPI in London awards a silver disc for Face Dances

1990 – The Who release a three-album or two-CD boxset of their 1989 tour called Join Together in the US.

2006 – Johnny Was, with Roger playing a gangster named Jimmy, premieres at the Belfast Film Festival.

2007 – The Who play the Royal Albert Hall in Kensington Gore, London

2008 – Richie Havens releases a new album Nobody Left To Crown featuring a cover of “Won’t Get Fooled Again”.

2009 – The Who play the Acer Arena in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia