October 31, 2020

Today in Whostory: 6/20/2019

1963 – The Detours play in Greenford at the Oldfield Hotel.

1964 – The Who play the 1964 Jazz Festival at the Regency Ballroom in Bath

1965 – The Who play the Blue Moon Club in Hayes, Middlesex

1966 – The Who play the Gay Tower Ballroom in Edgbaston, Birmingham

1967 – The Who begin their long flight back to London. As Keith is going to swallow a new drug, STP, he was given at the festival, Pete doses himself as well. The result is a long and terrifying trip. It takes almost a week for the drug to completely wear off, leading Pete to permanently swear off psychedelic drugs.

1969 – Roger and Pete appear in New York City court for assaulting a policeman back at the May 16th Fillmore East concert. Pete is fined $75. The charge against Roger is dismissed. After sentencing, The Who remain in New York for another week.

1970 – The Who play Hofheinz Pavilion at the University of Houston in Houston, Texas

1971 – The Who complete the final mixing of “Let’s See Action” at Olympic Studios in Barnes

1974 – Geoffrey Stokes writes an article in The Village Voice comparing Pete’s writing to the writing of novelist Henry James, saying it shows the same “obsession for detail”.

1980 – The Who play The Forum in Inglewood, California

1986 – The Kids Are Alright is released on video in England in the European shortened version. Monterey Pop is also released on video in the U.K. by Virgin

1987 – Pete attempts to receive a check from Paul Newman’s daughter Nell for £10,000 to be donated to his Double O Charity. Before the awarding is finished, Pete spies press photographers. Saying he thought “there wasn’t going to be any fucking pictures” he storms off. Pete later tells Capitol Radio that he doesn’t want the charity to get a lot of publicity fearing it will be swamped with requests for aid.

1995 – Ringo’s All-Star Band featuring John and Zak play in Hiroshima at the Hiroshima Kousei Nenkin Kaikan

1995 – Two more CD’s are released from the reissue program. The Who Sell Out features ten new tracks in a reformatting that expands the original album’s concept. It receives rave reviews. The other release, A Quick One, is more controversial. It also contains ten new tracks, but inferior mono and fake stereo tapes are used for all but one of the tracks on the original album. Improvements come with later releases.

2000 – Bloodshot Records releases the compilation Down To The Promised Land: 5 Years Of Bloodshot Records featuring The Waco Brothers’ cover of “Baba O’Riley.”

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 Guardian has a poll of British artists and critics who pick the 100 greatest British albums. Quadrophenia places at #74 and My Generation at #83.

2012 – Thirty-seven years after the release of the Flash Fearless album, Captain Crash vs. the Zzorg Women Parts 5 and 6 has its New York theatrical premiere at the Richmond Shepherd Theater.

2013 – The Who play the Metro Radio Arena in Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear

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