October 23, 2021

Today in Whostory: 7/18/2021

1963 – The Detours play the Oldfield Hotel in Greenford

1964 – The Who play the Trade Union Hall in Watford

1965 – Radio Luxembourg’s Ready Steady Radio! broadcasts The Who recorded at The Marquee Club on the 13th

1968 – The Who play the Rhode Island Auditorium in Providence, Rhode Island

1970 – The soundtrack to Woodstock, featuring The Who’s performance of “See Me Feel Me”, hits the charts in Britain. It peaks at #35.

1970 – Chris Welch lists “Summertime Blues” in his “New Pop Singles” article in Melody Maker saying “It should be a hit”. Melody Maker also runs an ad for “The Yorkshire Jazz and Blues Festival” listing The Who as headliners on August 15 (which they did not play), and an ad for the Isle of Wight Festival (August 29) which they did play!

1972 – NBC-TV in the U.S. airs the special Good Vibrations From London with the June 3 Beach Boys concert that had been compèred by Keith.
You can watch some footage from the event on YouTube here

1973 – Ken Russell’s script for the movie version of Tommy is completed

1989 – The Who play Rich Stadium in Orchard Park, New York

1995 – Ringo Starr’s All-Starr Band, featuring John Entwistle on bass, play the Garden State Arts Center in Holmdel, New Jersey

1996 – The Who play the 3rd night in a row at Madison Square Gardens in New York.

1996 – John, Simon, Geoff Whitehorn, “Rabbit” and John Karan joined Godfrey Townshend and played at Le Bat Bar

1997 – John displays his art at the JoAnn Perse Gallery in St. Louis

1999 – Roger attends an event for PETA in Los Angeles

2006 – The Who play the Galaxie AmnĂ©ville in Metz, France

2008 – Roger joins Billy Joel for his “Last Play at Shea” concert at Shea Stadium. Roger sings “My Generation” and Billy smashes a guitar

2012 – Pete Townshend and Roger hold a press conference in London to announce they will be touring that autumn with a presentation of Quadrophenia. “We’ve been anxious to work together before we drop dead” says Pete,

You can watch the press conference on YouTube here

2017 – The Who play the MGM National Harbor’s Theater