September 26, 2021

Today in Whostory: 9/09/2021

1966 – The Who play Pier Pavilion in Felixstowe, Suffolk. The show and the car ride to it are filmed for the French television programme Seize Millions de Jeunes.

1967 – The Who play the Honolulu International Center in Honolulu, Hawaii

1967 – In Melody Maker, Chris Welch rates seven guitarists and declares Pete’s influence on other British rock groups “imponderable.

1967 – The Crazy World Of Arthur Brown’s first single “Devil’s Grip,” is released in the U.K. on Track. It features an associate production credit for Pete. You can listen to it on YouTube here

1971 – International Times magazine publishes a statement attacking the song “Won’t Get Fooled Again” for its negative view of the Revolution. “…the danger in the new single seems to be that it fails to differentiate between the megalomanias and the courageous individual who is prepared to stand up and voice the sentiment ‘fuck you’ to authority.”

1972 – The Who play the FĂȘte de l’HumanitĂ© at Parc Georges-Valbon in Paris, France. Four hundred thousand attend and the concert is filmed by Freddy Hausser. Pete takes Eric Clapton with him as part of his effort to get him off heroin and back in circulation. During The Who’s set, Eric is mistaken for a fan and is escorted from the wings by one of the stage crew.

1972 – “Join Together” hits its U.S. peak at #17. Billboard also reports the single has reached #3 on the Radio Hong Kong charts and #10 in Switzerland.

1977 – The Fabulous Poodles self-titled LP, produced by John at his home studio, is released.

1985 – Roger makes a appearance on MTV to promote his new album