November 26, 2020

Today in Whostory: 7/27/2019

1965 – The Who pre-tape an appearance on Radio Luxembourg’s Ready Steady Radio! at The Marquee

1966 – The Who play the Flamingo Club in Redruth, Cornwall

1967 – The BBC launches a new legal radio station, Radio One, seeking to take the place of the pirates.

1968 – The Who play the Orlando Sports Stadium in Orlando, Florida

1968 – Billboard magazine carries an ad for Magic Bus

1969 – The Who play the Redcar Jazz Club at the Coatham Hotel in Redcar, Yorkshire

1974 – Pete attends a party thrown by Mick Jagger with guests Rod Stewart, Debbie Reynolds, Bryan Ferry and Mama Cass

1984 – Pete and Eric Clapton attend the premiere of Prince’s movie Purple Rain in London. Prince’s use of autobiographical elements within a musical film inspires Pete to inject himself into his planned White City movie

1989 – The Who play the Carter–Finley Stadium in Raleigh, North Carolina

1995 – Ringo Starr’s All-Starr Band, featuring John Entwistle on bass, play the Oakdale Theatre in Wallingford, Connecticut

1999 – The John Entwistle Band play Upstairs at Nick’s in Philadelphia

2001 – “A Walk Down Abbey Road: A Tribute To The Beatles” featuring John on bass play the Center For Performing Arts in Sewell, New Jersey

2002 – The Who play the Tweeter Center at the Waterfront in Camden, New Jersey

2002 – The Sex Pistols perform an anti-jubilee concert in South London. They dedicate the song “Substitute” to the memory of John Entwistle

2004 – The Who arrive in Sydney, Australia ahead of the Australian leg of their world tour

2006 – The Who play the Palacio de Deportes de la Comunidad de Madrid in Madrid, Spain

2007 – Si Hayden releases his album Steel Roots featuring a instrumental called “Hats Off to Pete Townshend”

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