October 23, 2021

Today in Whostory: 7/20/2020

1963 – The Detours play the Oldfield Hotel in Greenford

1965 – “Anyway Anyhow Anywhere” hits #3 on Radio London’s Fab 40

1968 – The Who play the Civic Center in Virginia Beach

1969 – The Who play the Pier Ballroom in Hastings, Sussex

1972 – The promotional clip for “Join Together” airs on BBC’s Top Of The Pops for the second week in a row

1973 – Roger’s solo single “I’m Free” backed with “Overture (From Tommy),” both sides from The London Symphony Orchestra’s Tommy, is released. It peaks at #13 in the U.K. charts.

1974 – New Musical Express reports that Keith Moon will star in a play with fellow Tommy movie performer and drinking friend Oliver Reed and that Roger will star in two films, one of which will be a biography of composer Franz Liszt. In the same issue is a long article about teenagers in a British school who put on a performance of Tommy and an interview with Pete

1974 – Sounds magazine features Roger on the cover and an article by Penny Valentine titled “Daltrey – From Tommy to Franz Liszt”

1974 – Record Mirror carries an article on the filming of the “Stardust” film featuring Keith.

1977 – Director Jeff Stein holds the first day’s shooting of new film for The Kids Are Alright. The Who are shot arriving separately and rehearsing together “The Real Me,” “Bell Boy,” “The Kids Are Alright,” “Run, Baby, Run,” “Smokestack Lightning/Spoonful,” “God Knows (an instrumental)” and “Won’t Get Fooled Again.”

1996 – The Who play Madison Square Gardens in New York

1997 – The Who play the New World Music Theatre in Tinley Park, Illinois

1999 – The John Entwistle Band play the Stephen Talkhouse in Amagansett, New York

1999 – ESP (Eric Singer Project) releases the CD ESP with a cover of “Won’t Get Fooled Again”. You can listen to it on YouTube here

2006 – The Who play the PalĂ©o Festival in Nyon, Switzerland

2017 – Roger wishes good luck to charity racers entered in the Pavestone Rally to raise money for Teenage Cancer Trust

2017 – The Who play the Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, CT