October 27, 2020

Today in Whostory: 4/30/2020

1963 – The Detours play the Oldfield Hotel in Greenford

1964 – The Who play the Oldfield Hotel in Greenford. According to legend, this is likely the show that Keith showed up and “auditioned” for the band.

1965 – The Who play Town Hall in Trowbridge, Wiltshire.

1966 – The Who play the Corn Exchange in Chelmsford

1966 – “Substitute” hits its peak at #5 on Sweden’s Tio i Topp charts

1967 – The Who, accompanied by Chris Stamp, fly to Helsinki in Finland for the beginning of an eight-day mini tour of Scandinavia. They kick off the tour with a Sunday night gig at the Helsinki Jäähallissa (The Ice Hall).

1970 – Rolling Stone magazine carries a review of “The Seeker” written by John Mendelsohn

1970 – The Daily Mirror confirms that The Who will perform at New York’s Metropolitan Opera House on May 7

1975 – Keith joins Pete and John only to discover that, with almost two years off since he was last behind the drums in a studio, he has forgotten how to play! Nevertheless, Pete, John, Keith and guest pianist Nicky Hopkins manage to lay down the track “She Loves Everyone” that will later be retitled “They Are All in Love.” Roger will supply his vocals later as he is still on the set of Lisztomania

1980 – The Who play the first of two nights at the Saint Paul Civic Center in Saint Paul, Minnesota

1994 – Pete performs at a private party at the West Bank Café in New York City. The party is in honor of the first anniversary of the Broadway musical The Who’s Tommy

1996 – Pete performs at The Fillmore in San Francisco. The set is taped, is later broadcast on the Westwood One radio network and is officially released in 2000 as Live: The Fillmore at eelpie.com

2002 – Roger plays Mr. Wilkinson, a high school music teacher, on the 100th episode of That 70’s Show. The series was originally to have been called either “Teenage Wasteland” or “The Kids Are Alright” but Pete refused to sell the rights to either name. You see Roger in this show here

2012 – Roger and his solo band play Shi Kokaido in Nagoya, Japan

2019 – Pete and Roger attend a SiriusXM town hall at the G Star School of the Arts in Palm Springs, Florida

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