Today in Whostory: 5/26/2020

1963 – The Detours play at Douglas House in Bayswater where they have had a regular Sunday night gig since April 17. It would be the last time Gabby Connolly, who sang country songs in The Detours, would perform with them.

1963 – The Detours play at the White Hart Hotel in Acton

1965 – The Who head up to Bristol to hawk their new single on Discs A Go Go at the TWW Television Centre but walk off after producer Christopher Mercer insists they add a pianist to the lineup to mime to Nicky Hopkins’ piano part in “Anyway Anyhow Anywhere.”

1966 – The Who play the Palais de Danse in Ashton-Under-Lyne, Lancashire using the opening bands drummer in Keith’s absence.

1970 – The Who rehearse at the Granada Theatre in Wandsworth, London

1972 – “Relay” is recorded. It is shortened for later single release.

1985 – Pete is interviewed in The Mirror. He discusses how little he misses the drugs and rock ‘n’ roll life: “I’m glad I got out. There’s no way I’d go back.”

1999 – Who manager Bill Curbishley writes to Pete, asking if he would agree to a Who tour to help John Entwistle whose finances, once again, are in dire shape.

2001 – The John Entwistle Band┬áplays two shows at Highland Theatre in Akron, Ohio

2005 – Roger attends the Ivor Novello Awards in London

2006 – Pete announces that recording on The Who’s new album Endless Wire has been completed

2007 – The Who play the KC Stadium in Kingston upon Hull, East Riding of Yorkshire

2015 – The Who play the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York