October 28, 2021

Today in Whostory: 5/29/2020

1964 – The Who play the Corporation Hotel in Derby. After the show The Who’s van, a Dormobile, blows up. Their manager, Helmut Gorden, shells out for a low-powered Commer diesel as replacement.

1965 – The Who play the Pavilion Gardens Ballroom in Buxton, Derbyshire

1965 – The Who’s May 24 appearance on “Saturday Club” is broadcast. It features The Who performing “Good Lovin'”, “Anyway Anyhow Anywhere”, “Leaving Here”, “Please, Please, Please”, and Just You And Me, Darling”. Also appearing on the broadcast are Peter and Gordon, Unit 4 Plus 2, the Walker Brothers, Ottilie Patterson, and the Chris Barber Band.

1965 – The Who appear on pirate Radio London’s “Big L” afternoon show. They did not perform, but were interviewed by the hosts and met fans.

1965 – “Thank Your Lucky Stars” is broadcast, featuring The Who miming to “Anyway, Anyhow, Anywhere” which they recorded on the 22nd.Also appearing on the show are Billy Fury, The Nashville Teens, The Rockin’ Berries, Chad Stuart and Jeremy Clyde, The Four Tops, Paul Dean, The Three Bells and Connie Francis.

1965 – Pop Weekly magazine carries a short review of “Anyway, Anyhow, Anywhere” calling it “a little bit too frenzied”

1966 – The Who play the Winter Gardens in Morecambe for two shows with supporting acts The Merseys, The Fruit-Eating Bears, Mike Berry and The Innocents, Philip Tait & The Stormsville Shakers, She Trinity and Oscar. Around this time Keith expands his drum kit from its single bass drum to a double bass drum, nine piece kit: the price of his return?

1967 – The Who play the Locarno Ballroom in Glasgow, Scotland. A friend of Roger’s, Julian Covey of The Machine, sits in as they perform that night at the Locarno Ballroom in Glasgow. It is believed that this date is one of the few that featured a live performance of Pete’s new rock opera “Rael.”

1969 – The Who play the first of three nights in Chicago at Kinetic Playground along with Buddy Rich and His Orchestra & Joe Cocker and The Grease Band

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

1971 – Record Mirror reviews John’s “Smash Your Head Against The Wall”

1976 – Record Mirror features a story titled “The Man In The Moon”. They also carry an ad for Sounds magazine which indicates they have a story about Keith as well.

1984 – Pete, his wife Karen and Kenney Jones are among the celebrities who attend a preview of the play Little Me at the Prince Of Wales Theatre in London.

2001 – The John Entwistle Band play a private show at the B. B. King Blues Club in New York where they are joined by Page McConnell and Mike Gordon of Phish and Mike Abts of Gov’t Mule

2007 – Pete is on his girlfriend Rachel Fuller’s webcast In The Attic where he performs an acoustic rendition of “I Can’t Reach You”

2016 – The Who play at the Colosseum at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas