December 3, 2020

Today in Whostory: 9/28/2019

1963 – The Detours play the Oldfield Hotel in Greenford

1970 – In Senior Scholastic magazine, Vic Rauseo argues that Tommy is not trying to replace opera but it simply a new musical form.

1970 – Over the next 3 days Pete writes out the scenario for The Who’s next project, the film Lifehouse. “OVERTURE: The farmers — Life — Beauty — Celebration, LIFEHOUSE: The City — Rock — Youth against finance — Individuals working for the whole, GLORIFICATION: They disappear — they triumph, leaving everyone behind.” He sends a copy to co-manager Chris Stamp along with details on how the members of The Who would fit into the movie and how filming might be handled.

1971 – The Who play the Free Trade Hall in Manchester

1971 – Who’s Next enters the Kvällstoppen Swedish sales chart where it will peak at #14.

1974 – Keith’s “Don’t Worry Baby” backed with “Teenage Idol” is released in the U.S. It gets critically drubbed and hardly sells at all. Keith fires producer Mal Evans as if it were his fault.

1974 – Chris Welch previews Odds & Sods for Melody Maker. “…here, for once, the artists are themselves laying bare the torturous process of their evolution…If you have an archive, then this is an essential item for any Who fan”.

1982 – The Who play the Civic Arena in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

1996 – Showtime premieres the “Roger Corman Presents” movie Vampirella featuring Roger as a vampire. The conclusion has Roger sporting fangs and a cape being chased around the top of a dam.

2000 – The Who play the Philips Arena in Atlanta, Georgia. Pete, while banging on his guitar, upsets the metal plate in his wrist from his 1991 bicycle accident. He sees a specialist in Atlanta the next day before heading to Cleveland.

2001 – Roger tells the press he has started a worm farm at his 400-acre farm in Etchingham, East Sussex to sell for processing landfills.

2001 – The Who meet in London to discuss when they can all get together in a studio to record a new album

2002 – The Who play the Air Canada Centre in Toronto, Ontario, Canada

2005 – Rachel Fuller webcasts another episode of In The Attic

2006 – Rachel and Pete have another Attic Jam at the House of Blues in Chicago.

2006 – Pete joins Rose Hill Drive at the end of their set in Chicago, playing “Raise Your Hands” (their song) then jamming for 10 minutes on “Young Man Blues.”

2007 – The German guitarist Axel Rudi Pell releases his CD Diamonds Unlocked with a cover of “Won’t Get Fooled Again.”

2009 – Pete is interviewed on the programme Night Waves on the U.K.’s classical music station BBC Radio 3. A major topic is the influence of auto-destructive artist Gustav Metger who currently has a retrospective of his six-decade artistic career in London

2011 – Roger plays the Scotiabank Place in Ottawa