Today in Whostory: 4/18/2020

1963 – The Detours play the Oldfield Hotel in Greenford

1964 – The Who play the Florida Rooms in Brighton

1965 – The Who play Civic Hall in Crawley, Sussex

1969 – The Who appear on “This is Tom Jones” in the U.S.

1970 – The Who perform at University of Leicester with supporting act Viv Stanshall’s Big Grunt. The show is cut short after Hell’s Angels start attacking members of the audience. This lingering taste of Altamont ends when one of the Angels hits Pete in the head with a bottle of Newcastle Brown and he leaves the stage bleeding. Eight stitches put him right.

1970 – Pete is interviewed in New Musical ExpressYou can read it here

1975 – Recording for The Who’s next studio album was to have begun at Shepperton Sound Studios in London but they are held up as Keith has yet to arrive from Los Angeles and Roger is still working on the movie Lisztomania

1980 – The Who play the Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum Arena in Oakland, California

1993 – Pete is reportedly photographed on the street near Broadway in New York City. The same day he appears in a photo with TV talk-show host Joan Rivers in newspapers across the U.S.

2002 – The CD Paul Chapman’s Ghost by Paul Chapman is released featuring a cover of “Baba O’Riley.” You can listen to it on YouTube here

2006 – Matthew Sweet & Susanna Hoff release their CD Under the Covers, Vol. 1 featuring a cover of “The Kids Are Alright.” You can listen to it on YouTube here