November 25, 2020

Today in Whostory: 6/07/2019

1963 – The Detours play the Goldhawk Social Club in Shepards Bush.

1964 – The Who play the Florida Rooms in Brighton

1965 – The Who play in London at the Marquee Club

1965 – The Who mime to “Anyway Anyhow Anywhere” on Gadzooks! It’s The In Crowd broadcast live from BBC Television Centre at 7pm. The show also featured Marianne Faithfull, Gene Pitney, and Dana Gillespie and was hosted by Alan David and Lulu.

1966 – The Who play in Copenhagen at the Tivoli Hit House

1966 – The Who play in Odense at Fyens Forum

1966 – At a press conference before the show at the Tivoli, John says he hates Danish beer, Danish cigarettes and every Who song but one — “Substitute.”

1967 – Two tracks destined for long shelf lives are mixed in 4-track by Kit Lambert at CBS Studios, London. Cy Langston’s “Early Morning Cold Taxi” and Keith’s “Girl’s Eyes” will not be officially released for twenty-seven more years.

1969 – The Who play the Majestic Hills Theater in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin

1970 – The Who play two shows in New York at the Metropolitan Opera House

1970 – The Who are presented with plaques from Decca Records for $5,000,000 worth of records sold in the U.S.

1971 – The Who record “Getting In Tune,” “Time Waits For No Man” (later retitled “When I Was A Boy”) and completion of the 1970 recording “Naked Eye” at Olympic Studios in Barnes.

1975 – Musical Express reviews a stage performance of Tommy in Leicester.

1975 – ody Maker reviews a production of Tommy that stars Olivia Newton-John, Cliff Richard and, as Tommy, Leo Sayer.

1987 – The News Of The World attacks Pete in an editorial because he supports the Labour Party’s Wealth Tax

1989 – Pete and Ronnie Lane’s Rough Mix is released on CD. Around the same time MCA Records, having purchased the rights to The Who’s two then-final studio albums, re-releases Face Dances and It’s Hard on CD.

1992 – Roger’s solo album Rocks In The Head is released in the U.S. It does not make the album charts.

2000 – CNN’s Showbiz Today carries a sound clip from Pete in which he says of the upcoming tour, “Yeah, it’s for nostalgia, part of it is for nostalgia.”

2001 – John Entwistle plays in Winooski, Vermont at the Higher Ground

2004 – The Who play the National Indoor Arena in Birmingham, West Midlands. Kasabian is the opening act

2004 – The BBC Sessions CD by The Marmalade is released containing a cover of “I Can’t Explain.”

2006 – The Who play in Hertfordshire at Knebworth House at the Festival of Networking for the Hedge Fund Industry, benefitting the Teenage Cancer Trust

2006 – The Gangster Rabbi releases his album Jewish Pirate featuring a truncated cover of “A Quick One While He’s Away” called “Ivor The Engine Driver”.

2010 – Roger Daltrey spearheads a charter petitioning for better care for teenage cancer victims worldwide.

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