October 31, 2020

Today in Whostory: 6/19/2020

1964 – The Who reportedly play Granby Halls in Leicester. The concert is listed in “The Who Concert File”, but they are apparently not listed in an advertisement for the “Kinky Ball”

1965 – The Who play the 1965 Uxbridge Blues and Folk Festival in Uxbridge, Middlesex at the Hillingdon Borough Show Ground.

1965 – Melody Maker says The Who are changing their sound from R&B to hard pop and will start recording a new album starting July 26 – an idea later abandoned.

1965 – The Who play The Cavern, Notre Dame Hall in London

1965 – The Who appear on BBC Radio’s Top Gear (recorded May 24)

1965 – Music Echo magazine features 3 mentions of The Who. Their “British Hit 100” chart has “Anyway, Anyhow, Anywhere” listed at #11. In “Oldham Hits Out!” Andrew Oldham says “I had a very interesting conversation with Kit Lambert, The Who’s manager the other day. It was very refreshing to find somebody with such an enthusiastic approach to pop music and The Who can be very thankful that they have such a good manager in Kit.” In “Cathy’s Column” Cathy McGowan says “The Who are going to be very big, I think.”

1966 – The Who play McGoos in Edinburgh. This show is not listed in “Anyway, Anyhow, Anywhere”, nor on www.thewhothismonth.com – but we found link which has an ad and someone describes the show – but says it was in 1967…however the ad says Sunday – and Sunday the 19th of June would be in 1966

1969 – The Who play the final night of three at the Fillmore West in San Francisco. The second show of the night is cancelled as Pete and Roger must catch a flight to New York. Pete’s onstage explanation is included at the end of the 30 Years Of Maximum R&B boxset.

1970 – The Who play the Dallas Memorial Auditorium in Dallas, Texas

1971 – The Who record yet another take of “Bargain” at Olympic Studios in Barnes

1979 – Pete is interviewed on the D.I.R.’s radio show A Conversation With Dave Herman

1982 – Billboard runs an ad for Pete’s forthcoming solo album featuring the odd title All The Best Cowboys Have Chinese Eyes.

1992 – Roger performs “Days Of Light” and is interviewed on Late Night With David Letterman.

1995 – Ringo’s All-Star Band featuring John and Zak play in Kurasiki at Kurasiki Shimin Kaikan

2001 – Part of Pete’s VH1 Storytellers performance is included in the newly released VH1 Storytellers Classics DVD

2001 – “A Walk Down Abbey Road: A Tribute To The Beatles.” featuring John play in Saratoga, CA, at the Villa Montalvo Garden Theatre

2004 – The Who – Live In Boston DVD, recorded July 26, 2002, is released in the U.K., Europe and Japan

2007 – The Who play the K├Ânig-Pilsener Arena in Oberhausen, Germany

2009 – Roger is in Hollywood, California to perform at the Opening Night Gala at the Hollywood Bowl

2017 – Roger Daltrey is at Sarm music studio to record a charity single for the Grenfell Tower victims

2019 – Roger plays the Mann Music Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania with the Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia

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