November 26, 2020

Today in Whostory: 4/29/2019

1963 – The Detours play at the White Hart Hotel in Acton

1966 – The Who play the Tiles Club in Soho, London

1967 – c reports that The Who will play the Monterey International Pop Festival

1967 – Pete attends the “14-Hour Technicolor Dream”, a fundraiser for “International Times”. He went to film and record bands for Track records, such as Crazy World of Arthur Brown.

1968 – The Who play the Top Rank Suite in Watford, Hertfordshire

1974 – Three more days of filming begin on the “Cousin Kevin” sequence at Harefield Grove

1975 – Keith and his steady girlfriend Annette arrive in London from Los Angeles

1977 – Pete plays “Layla” and “Crossroads” with Eric Clapton at The Rainbow in Finsbury Park, London

1979 – Kenney is interviewed in Melody Maker. He says being picked to fill Keith’s chair has made him nervous

1980 – The Who play the Hilton Coliseum in Ames, Iowa

1981 – Kit Lambert is cremated and his ashes taken to Golders Green where Keith Moon’s ashes had been interred two and a half years before

1982 – The Who is honored for its Outstanding Contribution To British Music at the 27th annual Ivor Novello Awards held at London’s Grosvenor House Hotel

1985 – The Mirror reports that The Who are considering reuniting for a one-off show for Ethiopian relief due to the urgings of Bob Geldof. Pete: “Yes, I have talked to the others about it…At the moment we are all vacillating wildly.”

1989 – Pete records a promotional interview at Atlantic Studios in New York City concerning his forthcoming album The Iron Man. The interview is later released as a promo LP called An Eye For An I.

1994 – Roger Daltrey and Pete’s brother Simon Townshend perform “Baba O’Riley” and “Summertime Blues” at a memorial concert for Mick Ronson and the Hammersmith Odeon in London

1996 – Pete performs two shows accompanied by pianist Jon Carin at The House Of Blues in Los Angeles

1997 – The Who play Deutschlandhalle in Berlin, Germany

2004 – The press reports that Roger recently told a Radio Academy audience that he listens primarily to BBC Radio 4, adding that Woman’s Hour was one of his favourite shows. “But they f***ed up. Radio 4 used to be great until they moved The Archers. Then they’ve got these dreadful quizzes that no one listens to. If I listen to anything now it’s Kiss FM.” The moderator is former The Old Grey Whistle Test presenter Bob Harris

2004 – Kevin Russell comes out with the CD My Generation featuring a jazz instrumental cover of “My Generation”

2007 – Pete writes a piece on photographer Colin Jones for The Times

2015 – The Who play the Toyota Center in Houston, Texas

2016 – The Who play the Sprint Center in Kansas City, Missouri

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