Today in Whostory: 4/16/2020

1964 – The Who play the Oldfield Hotel in Greenford with drummer Dave Gold from Marshall’s Music Shop.

1965 – The Who play the Goldhawk Social Club in Shepherd’s Bush

1966 – The Who play the Odeon Cinema in Watford

1966 – John is interviewed in the Melody Maker. The article is called “At last! Entwistle’s silence is broken” There is also a brief article about The Who’s current tour with The Spencer Davis Group. In addition, Substitute is #4 in the Pop 50

1967 – The Who play Oberschwabenhalle in Ravensburg

1967 – The Who play Donauhalle in Ulm

1969 – The Who are at Elstree Studio Centre in Borehamwood to record an appearance on “This Is…Tom Jones”. They mime to a newly recorded instrumental track of “Pinball Wizard” with live vocals by Roger. It is first broadcast in the U.S. on the 18th and in Britain on the 20th

1970 – Rolling Stone prints a lengthy interview with Pete conducted by Jonathan Cott. Pete discusses everything from the death of Brian Jones and his writing of the never-released song “A Normal Day for Brian” to his hatred of Woodstock. One of the things he mentions is his desire to make a movie with The Who, “a film which is the equivalent of a rock song, only lasting an hour or longer.” This is the first public mention of what will eventually become the Lifehouse project. You can read it here

1972 – Pete appears on “How Can You Be So Sure?” on BBC1 recorded the previous month

1980 – The Who play the Center Coliseum in Seattle, Washington