Today in Whostory: 9/02/2019

1964 – The High Numbers appear at the Scene Club in Soho

1964 – The High Numbers play The Mine at Carpenders Park

1965 – While trying to buy a guard dog for their van at the Battersea Dogs’ Home, the Who’s van is stolen from the parking lot. The van is soon recovered but with a door and £5,000 of equipment missing.

1966 – The Who play the Locarno Ballroom in Basildon, Essex

1967 – The Who play the Ohio State Fairgrounds in Columbus, Ohio

1967 – Billboard reports that Mayte Gaos of Mexico has recorded “Happy Jack” under the title “Jack el feliz”.

1972 – The Who play the Stadthalle in Vienna, Austria

1972 – Billboard reports that a number of U.S. college radio stations have begun playing imported copies of “Let’s See Action”.

1989 – The Who play in Houston at The Astrodome. Opening for them were Stevie Ray Vaughn & Double Trouble and The Fabulous Thunderbirds (w Stevie’s brother Jimmie Vaughn)

2012 – Simon Townshend appears on the cover of the Sunday Express Review where he discusses playing at the London Olympics with The Who and his upcoming U.K. solo tour.