November 27, 2021

Today in Whostory: 9/10/2019

1965 – The Who play the Borough Assembly Hall in Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire

1965 – Life magazine prints an article on The Beatles. Ringo, asked if The Beatles are a “pop-art” band, says that would be The Who. “It’s a new group. When they play they slowly smash their instruments to bits.”

1966 – The Who play the Corn Exchange in Beford, Bedfordshire

1966 – Melody Maker prints an article describing the August recording session

1966 – Disc magazine reports that The Who’s next recording will be the new Pete composition “King Rabbit.”

1966 – Brunswick’s “spoiler” Who single “The Kids Are Alright” reaches its U.K. chart peak at #41

1967 – The Who spend one last day at Gold Star Studios mixing “I Can See For Miles.” A copy of the master is then quickly sent off to Decca Records

1967 – Around this time Tom Wright takes The Who in their psychedelic regalia to Griffith Park to shoot a series of promotional photos.

1968 – th participates in a Wembly scooter race. Competing with him are Cathy McGowan, Richard Neville and John Peel. Footage of the race appear on Show 9 broadcast on September 13th

1972 – The Who play the Palais des Sports in Lyon, France

1979 – The new Who with Kenney Jones on drums and John “Rabbit” Bundrick on keyboards and a horn section, makes its U.S. debut at the Capitol Theater in Passaic, New Jersey. This show features the live premiere of John’s “Trick of the Light”.

1982 – The Who play the Birmingham International Arena in Birmingham, West Midlands

1994 – Roger and John continue with the orchestral Daltrey Sings Townshend tour performing in Vienna, Virginia at the Wolf Trap Filene Center

1995 – Pete does a fifty-minute set playing acoustic guitar and piano at the Paramount in New York as the opening act for Paul Simon & Friends. although the full band including Simon comes out for the opening song “The Kids Are Alright.” Pete plays acoustic guitar and a long set at the piano. After Paul’s set, Pete returns to play and even sing some lines of Paul’s “You Can Call Me Al”. The experience is so enjoyable for Pete that he begins to think about touring again.

2006 – The Who hold a private run-through concert at the Harbor Yard in Bridgeport, Connecticut.

2009 – Pete drops by the Theatre Royal in Plymouth to meet the cast of the musical Quadrophenia. “To hear my songs sung by new young people is a thrill. I enjoy working in music theatre and feel at ease. It is humbling and exciting at the same time.”

2016 – The Who play the K├Ânig Pilsener Arena in Oberhausen, Germany