September 26, 2021

Today in Whostory: 8/07/2021

1965 – The Who play Loyola Hall in Stamford Hill, London

1967 – The Who are in New York at Talentmasters Studio for the second of two days.

1968 – The Who play The Schaefer Music Festival at Wollman Skating Rink in Central Park, New York

1971 – The Who play a final if four nights at the Music Hall in Boston. Labelle is the opening act

1971 – The Who were to have played the Yale Bowl in New Haven, Connecticut but it is canceled due to problems at the two previous weekend concerts at the venue.

1972 – The Who and Glyn Johns go back into the studio to record the last song of the aborted 1972 session, Keith’s composition “Waspman.” You can listen to it on YouTube here

1976 – The Who play the Gator Bowl in Jacksonville, Florida. The promoter screws up the promoting and only 30,000 attend the 80,000 capacity stadium. Naturally, The Who are very angry and it makes for one of their best shows climaxing in a tremendous instrument smashup.

1976 – A 3:30 edited version of “Slip Kid” backed with “Dreaming from the Waist” is released in the U.S. Despite coinciding with the U.S. tour, it fails to chart. You can listen to it on YouTube here

1978 – Pete and Keith appear on Good Morning America

1989 – The Who play the first of three night at the Lakewood Amphitheatre in Atlanta, Georgia

1993 – Pete performs at the Brooklyn Academy in New York City. The Show is broadcast on PPV and later made available on VHS, laserdisc, CD-i and DVD.

1994 – Roger’s “A Celebration of the Music of Pete Townshend” tour continues with a performance at Kings Wood Music Theatre in Toronto

1996 – Robert Gass releases his CD Songs of Healing with a New Age chant version of “See Me Feel Me.” You can listen to it on YouTube here

1997 – The Who play the Nissan Pavilion at Stone Ridge in Bristow, Virginia

1999 – The John Entwistle Band play the Adams County Fair Ground in Brighton, Colorado

2004 – The Who play the Shoreline Amphitheatre in Mountain View, California

2006 – thewholive.tv site that had streamed Who concerts the previous month is taken down, collapsing from a combination of server costs, music rights costs and disagreement between Pete and Roger.

2017 – The Who play The Colosseum at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, Nevada