December 7, 2021

Today in Whostory: 7/24/2019

1968 – The Who were to headline “The English Invasion” night of the Philadelphia Music Festival at JFK Stadium but their participation is cancelled due to bad weather.

2001 – Joe Strummer and the Mescaleros release their CD Global a Go-Go with Roger singing on the title track

2004 – The Who to Japan for the first time, opening for Aerosmith at the Yokohama Festival. The band plays a 90-minute set in near 100 degree Fahrenheit (upper 30’s Celsius) heat. Pete smashes his guitar at the end

2006 – Wire and Glass has a limited released on CD and 12-inch vinyl in Europe on Polydor. E! reviews the EP giving it a B. “Surprisingly, despite the deaths of drummer Keith Moon and bassist John Entwistle, this release sounds more like the classic Who than the group’s last album, 1982’s It’s Hard. Sure, Daltrey’s voice has lost a bit of its luster and the storyline is totally confusing, but Townshend, who’s had some troubles of his own lately, sounds like he’s having the time of his life.”

2007 – Pistol Valve, a Japanese all girl brass and rock band, release their debut album Tsunamic Girls From Tokyo featuring a cover of “My Generation”

2011 – Roger plays at Indigo2 at the O2, London

2012 – The documentary Quadrophenia: Can You See The Real Me? is shown for one night only in movie theaters across the United States. The film is preceeded by a special message from Pete