December 2, 2020

Today in Whostory: 6/08/2019

1963 – The Detours play the Oldfield Hotel in Greenford.

1965 – The Who play at The Public Hall in Wallington

1965 – The Who record for Radio Luxembourg’s “Ready, Steady, Radio!” at the Marquee Club to be broadcast on the 13th

1967 – The Who play two shows at Ulster Hall in Belfast, Ireland. Chris Townson is still on drums.

1969 – The Who play in Minnesota at The Guthrie Theater

1969 – Melody Maker declares Tommy the Pop LP of the Month saying it gives “a facelift to pop’s image”.

1979 – The Who play in Glasgow at the Apollo Theater

1981 – Pete joins Bruce Springsteen on stage during the encore of Bruce’s set in Birmingham, England. He adds guitar to “Born To Run” (with Pete playing lead), a Mitch Ryder medley, “Shake” and “Sweet Soul Music.”

1987 – The British press reports that The Who have turned down £16m for an eight-week tour of the U.S., Japan, Australia and three South American countries to start February 1988. Says John: “I’ve turned down the offers to concentrate on my new group, The Rock. It’s all over for The Who. We’ve all got solo careers now.”

2001 – John plays the first of two shows at B B King Blues Club in New York

2004 – String Cheese Incident release their CD March 13, 2004 Denver, CO: On The Road with a cover of “Won’t Get Fooled Again”.

2006 – BBC Radio 2 premiers “Mirror Door”, from the new Wire and Glass EP

2007 – The Who play the Antwerps Sportpaleis in Antwerp

2009 – Tony Klinger’s book Twilight of the Gods: My Adventures with The Who is published by Blake Publishing in the U.K. The co-producer of The Kids Are Alright tells how he fought throughout the production with director Jeff Stein and was encouraged by Who manager Bill Curbishley to take over the movie.

2013 – The Who play in Dublin at the O2 Arena