November 29, 2020

Today in Whostory: 5/21/2019

1964 – The Who play the Oldfield Hotel in Greenford

1965 – The Who play the Ricky-Tick Club at the Plaza Ballroom in Guildford, Surrey

1965 – The Who’s second single, “Anyway Anyhow Anywhere” backed with “Daddy Rolling Stone” is released in the U.K. on Brunswick. Derek Johnson in New Musical Express calls is “a wild racer, with just about every conceivable gimmick…it commands attention and should do well.” Record Mirror scratches its head and declares: “This one is very weird. Sounds like Flamenco music at the start, all jangly and off-beat Piano appears mysteriously and the guitar break midway is highly electronic and strange. Yet very effective, though hard to describe.” Supposedly, all the promo copies sent to radio stations come in a special “pop-art” sleeve. If you have one, I’d really love to see it

1965 – The Who go to Studio Two at Aeolian Hall, on New Bond Street to pre-record “Good Lovin'”, “I Don’t Mind”, “Anyway Anyhow Anywhere” and Daddy Rolling Stone” for the June 19 “Top Gear” which also features the Marvellettes and Solomon Burke.

1965 – The Who play “Good Lovin'”, “Anyway Anyhow Anywhere”, “Leaving Here”, “Please, Please, Please” and “Just You And Me, Darling” for broadcast on the Mary 29th episode of “Saturday Club” on BBC.

1966 – The Who play the Floral Hall in Southport using the opening bands drummer in Keith’s absence.

1966 – Pete goes over to Keith’s house and tries to apologize for the previous nights guitar throwing. Keith is having none of it and for the time The Who have to continue with another drummer.

1966 – Billboard reports about a hot new single in the Toronto area, a cover of “I Can’t Explain” by the Edmonton group King-Beezz

1967 – Who appear on French TV show “Bouton Rouge” showing the in the studio on April 5.

1967 – The footage of The Who in studio recording “Pictures of Lily” is broadcast in France on ORTF’s program Bouton Rouge

1969 – Who were scheduled to play the Capitol Theatre in Ottawa, Canada but their equipment didn’t arrive

1974 – John continues work on the Odds and Sods album at Ramport Studios, preparing stereo mixes of the tracks “I’m The Face,” “Zoot Suit” and “Here ‘Tis” from The High Numbers session of June 1964. Only the first track will make the LP’s final cut

1982 – A single from Pete’s forthcoming album All The Best Cowboys Have Chinese Eyes is released. “Face Dances (Part Two)” backed with the non-album track “Man Watching” fails to chart in either Britain or the U.S despite extensive play of the video on MTV.

1997 – thewho.net domain name was first registered and this site was originally opened.

2002 – Redline Entertainment releases a two-CD compilation of the three Pete Townshend Scoop LP’s called Scooped

2009 – The Who play the Teenage Cancer Trust Benefit Concert at Emirates Stadium in London

2012 – Roger joins Ringo Starr and Sir Cliff Richard at an exclusive preview of the Chelsea Flower Show. Roger presented the Homebase Teenage Cancer Trust Garden as a patron of the charity.

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