December 1, 2021

Today in Whostory: 4/17/2019

1964 – The Who play the Goldhawk Social Club in Shepherd’s Bush

1965 – The Who play the “Big Easter Rave” at The Florida Rooms in Brighton

1965 – Record Mirror reports that the extra tracks The Who recorded earlier in the week are destined for an LP to be released only in the U.S. and France. The listed tracks are “Please Please Please”, “I Don’t Mind”, “Shout and Shimmy”, “Heatwave”, “Motorin'”, “I’m a Man”, and “Leaving Here”.

1966 – The Who play the Regal Theatre in Edmonton

1967 – The Who play the Oberrheinhalle in Offenburg, Germany

1971 – Melody Maker runs the ninth and last Pete Townshend Page called “Things are different across the sea.” In it he compares U.S. audiences to British audiences and discusses the need of English bands to make it in America to be financially successful

1976 – The Patti Smith Group perform their punk version of “My Generation” on Saturday Night Live At the end the drummer tries to kick his kit over but it is nailed down and he falls off his drum stool.

1980 – Pete is in San Francisco at the offices of Rolling Stone magazine being interviewed by Greil Marcus and photographed for the cover by Annie Liebovitz. While executing a windmill for the camera, Pete slices his hand open. Annie takes a photo of Pete with his head on his bloodied hand.

2001 – Pete sells eight of his personally crafted Gibson SG’s for £10,000 each on his website to benefit his Double O Charity. Each guitar is signed and comes with a CD of Pete performing a riff on that guitar

2005 – Pete suggests in a web diary that Roger will work with Pete’s brother Simon to complete songs Pete has recorded in demo form

2015 – The Who play the American Airlines Arena in Miami, Florida