December 6, 2021

Today in Whostory: 7/21/2019

1963 – The Detours play the White Hart Hotel in Acton

1964 – The High Numbers play the Railway Hotel in Wealdstone

1966 – The Who play the Locarno Ballroom in Bristol

1967 – The Who play the Oklahoma State Fair Arena, Oklahoma City

1968 – The Who play the Oakdale Musical Theatre in Wallingford, Connecticut

1977 – Filming continues on The Kids are Alright. Keith is filmed arriving at the studio on a fire engine surrounded by smoke bombs. The Who then rehearse “Who Are You,” “Baba O’Riley,” “Shakin’ All Over,” “Travellin’ Light,” “I Saw Her Standing There,” “Water” and “Barbara Ann.” Only Keith’s arrival, the last song and a short clip of Pete telling Keith about his hearing test results shot that day make it into the film.

1979 – Simon Frith writes an editorial for Melody Maker concerning The Who’s business dealings called “The Kids are all wrong.”

1982 – Pete performs as a solo act at the first Prince’s Trust Gala Benefit at the Dominion Theatre in London. Pete puts the show together at the request of Prince Charles. In addition to playing three of his own songs, Pete plays guitar in the house band with Phil Collins, Mick Karn, Gary Brooker, Robert Plant and Midge Ure. Madness, Jethro Tull and Kate Bush also perform. Highlights from the show are later released for home video.

1988 – The John Entwistle Band plays New Georges in San Rafael, California

1989 – The Who play the Alpine Valley Music Theatre in East Troy, Wisconsin

1995 – Ringo Starr’s All-Starr Band, featuring John Entwistle on bass, play the first of three nights at Caesar’s Palace in Atlantic City, New Jersey

1996 – The Who play Madison Square Gardens in New York

1999 – The John Entwistle Band play The Lucky Dog Music Hall in Worcester, Massachusetts

2001 – “A Walk Down Abbey Road: A Tribute To The Beatles” featuring John on bass play Waterloo Village in Stanhope, New Jersey

2011 – Roger plays the Indigo O2 in London