October 30, 2020

Today in Whostory: 7/10/2020

1965 – The Who played Winter Gardens in Ventnor, Isle of Wight

1966 – The Who play in Great Yarmouth

1968 – The Who play the Stampede Corral in Calgary, Alberta, Canada

1969 – Pete writes the music of “Day of Silence” while undergoing a day of silence for Meher Baba. He writes the lyrics the next day so as not to break his vow.Originally released on Pete’s “Happy Birthday” album. It would later be released as a bonus track on the 2006 release of “Who Came First”.Listen to the song on YouTube here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eI9P_HvvVy4

1969 – Keith accompanies “Legs” Larry Smith to a Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band show at the Locarno, Bristol where he plays drums as “The Lone Arranger.”

1970 – The single “Summertime Blues” backed with “Heaven and Hell” is released. The A-side comes from the album Live at Leeds while the B-side is a quickly recorded mono studio version of the Entwistle song done for the BBC with a new vocal slapped on. It reaches #38 in Britain and in the U.S. it makes #27 in the Billboard charts and #14 in the Cash Box charts.

1971 – The Who play the Civic Hall in Dunstable, Bedfordshire

1976 – Pete, Ronnie Lane and John Fazio hold a half-hour concert at the Oceanic Centre. The performance is videotaped

1976 – Melody Maker prints a recent photo of Roger receiving an award from a charity organization for handicapped children

1977 – Keith flys back to London from Los Angeles to prepare for planned filming on The Kids Are Alright.

1980 – The Who play the Mid-South Coliseum in Memphis, Tennessee

1989 – The Who play the second of two nights at Veterans Stadium in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

1989 – Advertising Age magazine does a feature on the involvement of Miller Brewing and Anheauser-Busch in The Who’s tour and The Who’s participation in Miller TV commercials.

1993 – Pete launches his North American solo tour in Toronto at Massey Hall. In addition to a selection of his old hits and rarities, Pete presents Psychoderelict as a multi-media presentation with actors and background projections, a staging similar to the musical The Who’s Tommy. The actors are John Labanowski as Ray High, Linal Haft as Rastus Knight and Jan Ravens as Ruth Streeting. Pete’s art school friend (and the man who named The Who), Richard Barnes, directs the production.

1995 – Ringo Starr’s All-Starr Band, featuring John Entwistle on bass, play in Clarkston, Michicgan at the Pine Knob Music Theatre

1999 – The John Entwistle Band play Joyous Lake in Woodstock, New York The show is cybercast live on Radio Woodstock

2000 – Morgan’s [Nicholls] CD Organized is released in the U.K. featuring Pete playing bass on one track and the entire album features a Hammond B3 organ once owned by Pete.

2001 – Koch Records releases The Anthology…So Far, a three-CD collection of Ringo Starr’s All-Starr live shows including the tour with John.

2001 – Roger plays a priest in an episode of TNT’s Witchblade called “Legion.”

2001 – “A Walk Down Abbey Road: A Tribute To The Beatles” featuring John on bass plays the Mohegan Sun Casino in Uncasville, Connecticut

2002 – Roger and Pete attend John’s funeral, It is held at St. Edward’s Church near his home in Stow-on-The-Wold, Cheltenham. As with Keith Moon, John is cremated.

2005 – Pete performs with a headlining Rachel Fuller at the T in the Park Festival in Balado by Kinross, Scotland.

2011 – Roger plays the Newport Centre

2018 – Roger performs at The Turning Stone Casino in Verona, New York

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