October 25, 2020

Today in Whostory: 7/24/2020

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.

1970 – Rolling Stone magazine carries a review of one of The Who’s June concerts at the Berkley Community Theatre

1971 – Billboard magazine carries an article titled “Who to Tour U.S. in Tie With LP; Labelle on Trip”

1971 – New Musical Express covers The Who’s “Who’s Next” release party at Keith Moon’s home.

1971 – Sounds magazine features Pete on the cover and an interview with him where he talks about the future of rock. You can read it here

2001 – Joe Strummer and the Mescaleros release their CD Global a Go-Go with Roger singing on the title track. You can listen to it on YouTube here

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”
You can listen to it on YouTube here

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

2017 – Roger visits the Rainbow Babies and Children’s Hospital in Cleveland, Ohio

You can also see some video from this event on youtube here

2019 – Pete attends the first “Midsummer Party” hosted by Elton John to raise funds for the Elton John Aids Foundation in Antibes, France.

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