November 24, 2020

Today in Whostory: 4/04/2020

1963 – The Detours play the Oldfield Hotel in Greenford.

1964 – The Detours open for the Tony Meehan Combo at the California Ballroom in Dunstable

1965 – The Who play The Plaza Ballroom in Newbury, Berkshire

1966 – A judge grants another interim injunction brought by The Who’s former producer Shel Talmy preventing The Who from releasing any further recordings anywhere unless they are produced by Talmy and released by U.S. Decca/Brunswick. The Who’s management New Action Ltd. agrees to try to reach a settlement upon the first adjournment.

Shortly after the above event, Pete writes a new song on the back of a copy of his affidavit in the Talmy case. Its name: “I Can See For Miles”.

1976 – Billboard magazine carries a review of The Who’s March 21st concert at Anaheim Stadium

1995 – A press release announces that John will be the bass guitarist on that summer’s tour of Ringo Starr’s Third All-Starr Band

2004 – The SAS Band (Spike’s All Star SAS Band) featuring Chris Tompson, Tony Hadley, Paul Young, Leo Sayer, Arthur Brown, Fish, Mark Shaw, Tom Robinson, Richard O’Brien, Roy Wood and Roger Taylor release The SAS Band live DVD. It contains a cover of “My Generation” with vocals by Leo Sayer and lead guitar by Formula 1 driver Damon Hill.

You can listen to Leo Sayer and the SAS Band performing “My Generation” on the album “The Show” here

2005 – Roger attends the Teenage Cancer Trust concert. Robert Plant headlines the show

2009 – The Who play the Perth Oval in Perth, Western Australia, Australia

2012 – The cybergroup Anonymous hacks Chinese Government websites. Their onscreen message is backed by a recording of “Baba O’Riley”.

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