October 21, 2020

Today in Whostory: 8/31/2020

1966 – The Who are in the studio yesterday and today recording “Barbara Ann”, “Man With Money”, “Batman Theme” and “Heat Wave”.

Also around this time, Kit Lambert directs a promotional video, similar to the earlier “Substitute” video, of The Who performing “I’m A Boy.”

1967 – The Who play the Public Music Hall in Cleveland, Ohio

1968 – Record Mirror carries an article titled “Who: Explosive in States” featuring clips from various U.S. newspapers during the 1968 tour.

1971 – Pete records the song version of Meher Baba’s universal prayer “O Parvardigar.” It is later released on the Meher Baba album I Am and Pete’s Who Came First LP. You can listen to it on YouTube here

1972 – The Who play the Grugahalle in Essen, Germany. You can listen to it on YouTube here

1997 – Roger hosts part two of the documentary Pirate Tales on TBS. Part One aired the week before. It is later issued on VHS.

2001 – The London Evening Standard reports that Pete has waived the fees and allowed permission to stage Tommy in Maidstone Prison after several inmates wrote to him.

2002 – The Who play the Jones Beach Theater in Wantagh, New York

2004 – Pete writes the poem “Homage to Picasso.”

2009 – The Daily Mail prints paparazzi photos of Pete riding a 50cc Vespa around his neighborhood, then parking it in his home. See the article online here

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