Today in Whostory: 6/06/2020

1963 – The Detours play the White Hart Hotel in Acton

1965 – The Who play St. Joseph’s Hall in Highgate

1966 – The Who head on to Denmark flying into Copenhagen. That night Keith and John go drinking at the Carousel Club and sit in for a set with The Tremeloes.

1969 – The Who play the second of two nights in New York at The Fillmore East with Chuck Berry and Albert King.

1972 – The Who record “Put The Money Down” as an instrumental track with guide vocal, leaving it unfinished.
You can listen to the final version on YouTube here

1973 – The Coventry Evening Telegraph reviews John’s “Rigor Mortis Sets In”

1975 – Pete is photographed by Allan Tennenbaum in an elevator as he attends an after concert party in New York.

1979 – Roger and Pete are interviewed on the ITV music programme ‘Alright Now.’ (Tyne Tees Television)

1979 – The Kids Are Alright soundtrack double LP is released in the U.S. The album peaks at #8 in America.

1981 – The Jam release the single “Funeral Pyre.” The b-side is a cover of The Who’s “Disguises” in a version modeled after Pete’s demo.
You can listen to it on YouTube here

1995 – A children’s CD, Barnyard Beat, is released. It contains a parody of “We’re Not Gonna Take It” credited to The Hoooo

2000 – The Who play a benefit show in aid of the Robin Hood Foundation in New York at the Jacob K Javits Centre

2001 – John Entwistle plays the State Theater in Portland, Maine

2002 – The boxset 30 Years of Maximum R&B receives Gold status from the RIAA

2007 – The Who play the Palais Omnisports de Paris Bercy in Paris