Today in Whostory: 7/06/2019

1962 – The Detours play in Peckham at the Paradise Club. Suspected to be the first show they ever play.

“The Detours line-up now comprised Colin Dawson on lead vocals, Roger on lead guitar and trombone, John on bass guitar and trumpet, Pete on rhythm guitar, and Doug Sandom on drums. Doug’s first full engagement with The Detours was an unspecified date in July 1962 at The Paradise Club”

“After about five weeks The Paradise Club was invaded by members of a rival club in Peckham who started a fight and broke up the premises. As a result The Detours lost the booking” (“The Who Concert File”)

The date of these gigs is uncertain.

1963 – The Detours play the Oldfield Hotel in Greenford

1968 – n discusses “I Can See for Miles” in Disc

1969 – Pete begins producing the Thunderclap Newman album Hollywood Dream. Additional recording sessions will be held on the 7th, 8th, 15th, 16th, and 17th. At the beginning of the month, the group’s single, “Something In The Air”, will knock The Beatles out of the #1 spot in the U.K. charts

1989 – The Who play the Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Stadium in Washington, DC

2000 – In a message on his website, Pete says that John is “visibly cheering up as the prospect recedes of going to jail for tax evasion.”

2001 – “A Walk Down Abbey Road: A Tribute To The Beatles” featuring John on bass plays the Fraze Pavillion in Kettering, Ohio

2002 – The Who play The Gorge Amphitheatre in George, Washington. Pete smashes his guitar.

2004 – Filmmaker Michael Moore claims in an interview with Film Comment that Pete refused use of “Won’t Get Fooled Again” for Moore’s movie Fahrenheit 9/11 because “Word came to us that he is not a fan of Michael Moore’s and in fact supports the war and supports Tony Blair and doesn’t want the song used in any way that would make Blair look bad. Harvey [Weinstein, producer and long-time friend of Pete’s] personally made an appeal to him to reconsider. And he wouldn’t.”

2004 – Rush releases the CD Feedback featuring a cover of “The Seeker.”

2005 – The Mirror reports that The Who, along with many other groups appearing at Live 8, have agreed to donate their increased profits to charity.

2006 – The Who play the Liverpool Summer Pops at Trafalgar Dock in Liverpool

2007 – The Who play the Stockholm Globe Arena in Stockholm, Sweden

2011 – Roger plays the Clyde Auditorium in Glasgow