December 6, 2021

Today in Whostory: 5/06/2019

1965 – The Who play the Two Red Shoes Ballroom in Elgin, Morayshire, Scotland. The Alex. Sutherland Sextet opened

1966 – The Who play the Top Hat Ballroom in Lisburn, Northern Ireland

1966 – Roger runs into Bob Dylan who is performing at the ABC Cinema. Bob and Roger have tea and a chat between the acoustic and electric sets of his show.

1967 – The Who play in Stockholm

1967 – Disc and Music Echo features a picture of The Who on the cover with an article entitled “Are Pop Stars Overpaid?”

1967 – Day six of The Who’s mini tour of Scandinavia sees the group appearing at the Kungliga Tennishallen in Stockholm, Sweden.

1974 – The Who hold an announced warm-up concert at the New Theatre in Oxford before they make their joint appearance for three days of filming the “Pinball Wizard” sequence with Elton John at the King’s Theatre in the Albert Road, Portsmouth. The extras are students from the local Portsmouth Polytechnic. Pete, while smashing his guitar for the cameras, accidentally brains one of the female students, sending her to hospital. Pete later gives her the guitar.

1980 – The Who play the Maple Leaf Gardens in Toronto, Ontario, Canada

1997 – The Who play the Festhalle in Frankfurt, Germany

2000 – John Entwistle plays a benefit show for the Stow Surgery in his hometown of Stow-In-The-Wold, Gloucesterchire, England, with a bunch of other mid-50’s rockers under the name “The Stowaways”.

2014 – Roger visits the SiriusXM Studios in New York City

2016 – The Who play the SaskTel Centre in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada