October 24, 2020

Today in Whostory: 7/25/2020

1963 – The Detours play the Oldfield Hotel in Greenford

1964 – The High Numbers play the Trade Union Hall in Watford

1964 – An article in Record Mirror mentions the The High Numbers and their residency at The Scene Club

1966 – The Who play the Queen’s Ballroom in Wolverhampton, Staffordshire

1967 – The Who stop into the bar the Green Turtle in Baton Rouge and get on stage to jam a version of “My Generation” with a local band who were just out of high school. The band gives their New Orleans Saints jerseys to The Who

1970 – The Who play the Civic Hall in Dunstable. Pete wears his tie-dye version of his usually white boiler suit and destroys a Gibson SG at the end. The supporting acts were to have included Wishbone Ash but at Keith’s insistence, they are replaced by Roger Ruskin-Spear and his Giant Kinetic Wardrobe.

1970 – Record Mirror and Melody Maker both carry an ad for the Yorkshire Folk, Blues & Jazz Festival showing The Who headlining on August 15th. Melody Maker also carries an ad for the Isle of Wight Festival

1973 – Mike Shaw of Track Records writes The Who with the lineup for a proposed “Meaty Beaty Big and Bouncy Volume 2” LP for November release. The tracks are: “Join Together”, “I’m Free”, “Let’s See Action”, “Baba O’Riley”, “Magic Bus (Leeds)”, “Heaven & Hell”, “Won’t Get Fooled Again”, “Behind Blue Eyes”, “I Don’t Even Know Myself”, “Relay”, “Young Man Blues (studio)”. The album is never released, perhaps because of the late release of Quadrophenia.

1976 – Keith and Alice Cooper are photographed sitting on Rolls Royces by Eddie Sanderson

1989 – The Who play the Pontiac Silverdome in Pontiac, Michigan

1995 – Ringo Starr’s All-Starr Band, featuring John Entwistle on bass, play the Warwick Music Theatre in Warwick, Rhode Island

1997 – The Who play the Pine Knob Music Theatre in Clarkston, Michigan

1997 – VH1 premieres an hour-long overview called The Who: Legends narrated by Levon Helm. You can watch it on YouTube here

1999 – The John Entwistle Band plays the Emerging Artist’s Stage at the Woodstock ’99 Festival in Rome, New York

2002 – The coroner of Las Vegas announces his preliminary report that John’s death was a massive heart attack brought on by cocaine use

2004 – The Who play the Osaka Dome in Osaka, Japan

2017 – The Who play the Van Andel Arena in Grand Rapids, Michigan

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