Today in Whostory: 8/02/2019

1964 – The High Numbers play the Florida Rooms in Brighton

1966 – The Who go on vacation for two weeks. Keith, his wife Kim, John and his girlfriend Allison travel to Torremolinos in Spain. Newborn Mandy Moon is left behind with Keith’s parents. Pete travels to Israel. Roger stays in London spending three days redecorating his apartment and the rest of the time fishing.

1968 – The Who play the Singer Bowl in Flushing Meadows, New York, New York. They opened for The Doors.

1969 – The Who play The Winter Garden in Eastbourne, East Sussex

1969 – Keith denies to Record Mirror that he plans to leave The Who.

1971 – The Who play the Saratoga Performing Arts Center in Saratoga Springs, New York. For one of the first times, The Who’s show is shown on closed-circuit monitors for the benefit of back-row patrons. In addition, two young American Who fans, Jeff Stein and Chris Johnston, are allowed to photograph the band from the wings

1974 – Pete accompanies Eric at the Greensboro, North Carolina Coliseum for “Willie And The Hand Jive” and “Get Ready”. Keith joins them for “Layla,” “Badge” and “Little Queenie.”

1974 – Billy Nicholls’ LP Love Songs, with an engineering credit for Pete on “Helpless Helpless,” is released in the U.K.

1974 – Dave Marsh writes a long ruminative piece on the ten years of The Who for Creem magazine.

1977 – The Who finalize their control of Shepperton Studios in Surrey for around £350,000. The biggest movie made during The Who’s time will be Alien (1979) where the set designers will borrow The Who’s stage lasers for a scene in the aliens’ nest.

1980 – Roger Daltrey’s solo single “Free Me” backed with “McVicar” hits the British charts. It peaks at #39, the last solo Roger single to enter the British Top Forty.

1990 – John Entwistle reunites with Rat Race Choir, the band he toured with in 1987, for a show at World Stage in Hillcrest, New York

1994 – Roger and John perform “You Better You Bet” on The Tonight Show with Simon Townshend and Zak Starkey.

1997 – The Who play the Meadows Music Theater ;in Hartford, Connecticut

1999 – The John Entwistle Band play Sub-Culture in Grand Rapids, Michigan

2000 – Pete attends the wedding of The Who’s manager, Bill Curbishley. Pete says he spends a long time talking to fellow Curbishley-managed act, Jimmy Page.

2005 – Roger has a cameo as himself in the end credits of “The Priest and The Beast” on the BBC TV series The Mighty Boosh.

2006 – Keith Moon’s ex-wife, Kim Kerrigan Moon McLagen, is killed in a traffic accident in Eastern Travis County, Texas.

2006 – Moon The Loon, a play written by Chas Early (who plays Keith) and Martin Keady and partially concerned about Keith and Kim’s problematic marriage, opens at the Edinburgh Festival.