October 25, 2020

Today in Whostory: 9/21/2020

1965 – The Who play for 450 people at Da Marathon Club in The Hague, Holland. Having brought no amplifiers, they have to borrow equipment from the group The Hajues but eight songs later The Who have damaged their loaners too badly to continue. The promoters somehow manage to talk two other groups, The Golden Earrings and The Empty Hearts to loan some of their equipment so the show can be finished. The Dutch magazine Boulevard reports that throughout the evening The Who are “in discussion with female fans” in the nearby bushes!

1966 – Pete goes to the Newport Pagnell Court in Buckinghamshire over his automobile crash of May 30th. He is fined £25 with £26 costs for dangerous driving.

1966 – The Who tape a performance of “I’m a Boy” for Top of the Pops. Photos are taken of them on stage for later promotion.

1968 – An interview with Keith recorded on the 5th for Radio 1’s Scene And Heard was scheduled, but appears to have not been transmitted

1968 – Melody Maker features an interview with Pete by Chris Welch as well as a short note about “Magic Bus” and a full page ad for Marshall – mentioning The Who as a client

1969 – The Who play the Fairfield Hall in Croydon, Surrey. There is no support on this gig so The Who provide an extended set. The hall provides excellent acoustics and Pete later calls this The Who’s best live performance of Tommy. Alan Lewis, attending this show for Melody Maker, agrees saying The Who are the band to which all others must now be compared. Elton John is in the audience

1970 – The Who play the Vejlby-Risskov Hallen in Aarhus, Denmark

1974 – Pete writes a track-by-track review of Odds & Sods for New Musical Express. A truncated version of these notes is included with the album.

1974 – Pete discusses the songs selected for Odds & Sods with Nicky Horne on Capitol Radio’s Your Mother Wouldn’t Like It. During the call-in section, John phones to ask Pete what time he’s going to arrive at Roger’s that Sunday

1982 – The Who hold a press conference in Landover, Maryland as they begin their North American tour.

1985 – Roger appears on the children’s programme Saturday Superstore

1985 – Under a Raging Moon, the LP is released in the U.K. Promotion helps the album reach the U.K. charts unlike his previous solo album. It peaks at #52

1987 – MTV airs the AIDS benefit concert featuring John from April 1st

1991 – Roger attends the AT&T Presents City Kids Foundation Event at Carnegie Hall in New York

2002 – The Who play the American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas

2005 – Rachel Fuller begins an online web series called In The Attic. The first show features her and her friend Mikey Cuthbert talking and playing songs in an upstairs room at Pete’s house. Pete, sweaty from a bike ride, joins for the second half and performs “Heart to Hang Onto”.

2006 – The Who play the PNC Bank Arts Center in Holmdel, New Jersey

2011 – Roger plays the Mann Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

2017 – The Who play Allianz Parque in São Paulo, Brazil

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