December 1, 2021

Today in Whostory: 8/05/2020

1967 – The Who play the International Amphitheater in Chicago

1971 – The Who play the second of four nights at the Music Hall in Boston. Massachusetts. Roger has had enough of the volume and demands on stage that Pete turn down. Pete refuses so Roger kicks over Pete’s amps. One hits a roadie who has to be taken to hospital. Roger storms off and The Who finish with an instrumental set. Rod Stewart, Kenny Jones and the rest of the Faces cancel a planned jam with The Who during the encore. Mylon is the opening act

1971 – Rolling Stone magazine carries an article titled “It’s About Time For Townshend” by Chris Hodenfield

1972 – John is interviewed in Record Mirror: “Why the WHO play better in the U.S.”

1972 – Billboard reports that “Join Together” has peaked at #9 on the Swiss charts while it has climbed 11 spots to #36 in the Hot 100.

1978 – Billboard magazine carries “ads” for The Who’s “Who Are You”

1987 – Roger appears on Good Morning America for the first of two days to promote his solo LP Can’t Wait To See The Movie. He says he did an album of love songs because it is the only thing that now gets played on European radio.

1988 – John plays at the Crystal Ballroom in Portland, Oregon

1989 – The Who play Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, Missouri

1994 – Roger’s “A Celebration of the Music of Pete Townshend” tour continues with a performance at the Fox Theater in Detroit

1996 – Scott Smith inaugurates the Odds & Sods internet Who chat group. Originally hosted on “” – it would go on to be the mailing list for for over 10 years

1997 – The Who play The Darien Lake Performing Arts Center in Darien, New York

2005 – The Who Live at the Royal Albert Hall DVD is awarded Platinum status by the RIAA

2005 – Pete Townshend’s girlfriend Rachel Fuller tells The Mirror about their early relationship: “He pursued me. I ran away for a while, then I got to know him for a bit and discovered how fantastic he is.”

2006 – Billboard magazine carries an article titled “So Far, So Good For Touring Biz” featuring a photo of The Who with the caption “The Who’s fall outing is one of many that should drive a healthy increase in concert grosses”