December 5, 2020

Today in Whostory: 5/14/2019

1964 – The Who play the Oldfield Hotel in Greenford

1965 – The Who play the Dunstable College of Further Education Rag Ball at the Civic Hall in Dunstable

1966 – The Who play the Palais de Danse in Bury, Lancashire. Roger is absent for reasons unknown and The Who are again a temporary trio.

1969 – The Who play the Boston Tea Party in Boston, Massachusetts

1970 – Down Beat carries an interview with Pete in which he discusses his love of The James Gang and declares that the best rock music is neither revolutionary nor political.

1971 – The Who play Mountford Hall at Liverpool University in Liverpool

1971 – John releases The Who’s first solo LP, Smash Your Head Against The Wall in the U.K. and Europe. Keith Moon provides part of the drumming on the track “No. 29 (External Youth).” The album fails to make the U.K. charts

1997 – The Who play the ZĂ©nith de Paris in Paris, France

2001 – Thunder release their CD They Think It’s All Acoustic…It Is Now with an acoustic version of “Pinball Wizard.”

2002 – Poison releases their CD Hollyweird featuring a cover of “Squeeze Box.”

2002 – Xero/G releases their CD Are You Weightless with a cover of “Baba O’Riley.”

2002 – The country band McBride & The Ride releases their CD Amarillo Sky featuring a cover of “Squeeze Box”

2006 – For the next 7 days, Pete pulls some poetry, or what he calls “lyric guides”, out of the attic to share with readers of his website. The titles are “Are You God?”, “Two Thousand Years”, “More Misery”, “I Lose The Thread”, “Homage to Picasso”, “I Want to Get Through The Fall”, “Time to Think”, “I Lost Interest”, and “There is Something In My Food”. Their composition dates from 1999 to 2004.

2015 – Evening Celebrating The Who with Pete Townshend and Eddie Vedder in support of Teen Cancer America. Special Guests include Roger, Joe Walsh, Joan Jett and Rick Nielsen