October 23, 2020

Today in Whostory: 5/06/2020

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.

1966 – New Musical Express has coverage of the recent Poll Winners Concert which included The Who. Substitute is still in the charts at #13

1967 – Disc and Music Echo features a picture of The Who on the cover with an article entitled “Are Pop Stars Overpaid?”. “Samantha’s Scene” also has a brief mention of The Who.

1967 – Melody Maker answers a letter regarding Keith Moon. This issue also features an ad for the current issue of Disc and Music Echo (with The Who on the cover) and an ad for “The Marshall Sound”

1967 – Record Mirror carries an article titled “The Who lose money and write a science fiction story” by Bill Harry

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

1972 – The Birmingham Daily Post reports on The Who’s sponsorship of a car, “The Who Special” in the “International Welsh”

1974 – The Who hold an announced warm-up concert at the New Theatre in Oxford.

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

1997 – The Who play 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”. You can watch a news report on the Stowaways on YouTube here

2014 – Roger visits the SiriusXM Studios in New York City

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

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