October 20, 2021

Today in Whostory: 6/25/2020

1962 – Keith attends a show by Screaming Lord Sutch and The Savages. Afterwards he approaches the band’s drummer, Carlo Little, and asks him to teach him his “wildman” drumming style. Carlo agrees. Two days later, Keith gets his first lesson from Little. Little later describes the 15 year-old Keith as “a lad fumbling, trying to play.”

1964 – The Who play the White Hart Hotel in Southall, Middlesex

1965 – The Who play the Ricky-Tick Club in Windsor

1966 – The Who play the College of Further Education in Chichester, Sussex

1966 – Billboard reports that “Substitute” is at #4 in Australia.

1967 – Keith and his wife Kim go to Abbey Road’s Studio One and performs “All You Need Is Love” on a worldwide television show called Our World  Keith joins The Beatles, Mick Jagger, Eric Clapton, Marianne Faithfull, Graham Nash and other pop stars. He sits to Ringo’s left and only appears in the broadcast as a pair of hands playing drum brushes.



1970 – The Who play the first of two nights at the Music Hall in Cincinatti, Ohio

1970 – The movie Woodstock has its British premiere at the Empire Cinema in Leicester Square, London.

1971 – “Won’t Get Fooled Again” is released in Europe where it reaches #9 in the British charts. The B-side is retitled “Don’t Know Myself.” Nick Logan in Melody Maker calls the A-side “The Who at their most aggressive, riffy and it’s reminiscent in parts of the Stones – particularly in the way the guitars mesh and snarl their answer to the title line. An excellent performance.”

1972 – The Who gather together a select audience of fans at the London Weekend TV studios in Wembley to shoot the promotional film for their new single “Join Together.” Michael Lindsay-Hogg directs. The start time is 1pm and refreshments are served. During the early part of filming, Pete slices his right hand open during a windmill and has to be carted off for stitches and bandages. Shooting resumes after his return. Afterwards, Pete is interviewed on camera by the makers of the movie Jimi Hendrix recounting their backstage battle at Monterey five years before.

1992 – Roger’s 1989 movie Cold Justice is released on home video

1994 – Roger’s “Daltrey Sings Townshend” tour was to have begun at the Lawlor Events Center in Reno, Nevada, but, after tickets have already been printed, the tour is delayed after John sustains a hand injury.

1996 – John’s 1986 solo album The Rock gets its first release on an actual record company label, Griffin, in the U.S

2000 – The Who play the New World Music Theatre in Tinley Park, Illinois

2005 – Pete revises his poem Homage To Picasso

2006 – The Who play the O2 Wireless Festival at Harewood House in Leeds, West Yorkshire

2009 – Roger appears at Cannes to talk about his career with impresario Harvey Goldsmith in the Debussy auditorium of the Palais des Festivals. He performs “I Walk the Line” and “Who Are You” on acoustic guitar and discusses how The Who “branded” their image at the beginning of their career.

2010 – Roger and his solo band play at the Steifel Theatre for the Performing Arts in Salinas, Kansas

2013 – The Who play the Motorpoint Arena in Cardiff, Glamorganshire, Wales

2018 – Roger performs at The Ravinia Festival in Highland Park, Illinois with The Ravinia Festival Orchestra