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”.
1968 – While visiting booker Frank Barselona’s house in New York, Keith goes crazy after Australia is mentioned. He goes back to the Gorham hotel, gets drunk, blows up his toilet with a cherry bomb and then climbs out on a ledge and begins throwing cherry bombs into the street at the gathering police. Incredibly, Barselona manages to keep Keith from going to jail, but The Who do get thrown out of the hotel and have to move to the Waldorf.
1976 – Billboard magazine carries a review of The Who’s March 21st concert at Anaheim Stadium
1986 – Roger and Bryan Adams sing “Happy Birthday” to the TV programme The Tube on its 100th episode anniversary
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”.