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1957

64 years ago
Mose Allison records "Blues", a short number for his album Back Country Suite. Redubbed "Young Man Blues", it will become one of The Who's most powerful covers.
You can listen to it on youtube here

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1963

58 years ago
The Detours play Oldfield Hotel in Greenford

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1964

57 years ago
The Who play a wedding reception for Joan Wilson whose brother had played drums with the Detours in 1963. The reception was held at Old Oak Common Institute in Shepherd's Bush, London.

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1964

57 years ago
The Who play Mead Hall in Ealing.

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1966

55 years ago
The Who mime to "Substitute" on "The Scene at 6:30"

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1966

55 years ago
Shel Talmy and the Brunswick label releases the first of their "spoiler" singles, "A Legal Matter" backed with the Talmy-produced version of "Circles," also re-titled "Instant Party."

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1969

52 years ago
"Pinball Wizard," the first new recording from The Who in seven months is released in Britain. The b-side is the Keith Moon-credited instrumental "Dogs Part 2," although the single also lists Towser and Jason, Pete and John's dogs, respectively as authors. The single The Who's first to be released in stereo will ultimately reach #4 The Who's first big hit in two years.

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1975

46 years ago
John and his band The Ox play Boston's Orpheum Theater

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1975

46 years ago
Pete records a 2 1/2 hour radio special for BBC Radio 1's Rock Week previewing the soundtrack to Tommy: The Movie

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1981

40 years ago
The Who play the Birmingham International Arena in Birmingham, West Midlands

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1981

40 years ago
Pete is interviewed on "Parkinson" on the BBC.

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1981

40 years ago
Roger and Kenney Jones appear on the British television children's show Tiswas in a segment called "Compost Corner" portraying flowers, dressed in green leotards with petals framing their faces. Afterward they are interviewed.

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1987

34 years ago
Pete's second collection of his demos Another Scoop is released to generally poor reviews. It peaks in the U.S. at #198. Released at the same time is a promo single of "Ask Yourself" backed with "Brooklyn Kids."

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1988

33 years ago
The compilation Who's Better Who's Best is released in Britain as a CD and a single vinyl LP disc. It peaks at #10.

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1998

23 years ago
Pete Townshend's daughter Emma is interviewed by The Telegraph in an article on children of famous rockers. Speaking of her newly released CD, she says, "I was going to call the album Whose Baby or Papa was a Rolling Stone, but that's probably laying the irony on a bit thick."

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2006

15 years ago
The CD "Edge of the World" by Tipton, Entwistle & Powell is released. It features 1996 archival recordings with John Entwistle. You can listen to the album on youtube here

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2006

15 years ago
"Roger Daltrey Gold" is released in the U.S

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2008

13 years ago
The compilation CD 20th Century Masters: The Who is awarded Platinum status by the RIAA.

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2012

9 years ago
Roger is interviewed on Steve Wright in the Afternoon on BBC Radio 2 about the Teenage Cancer Trust

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2016

5 years ago
The Who play the TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts

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2018

3 years ago
Roger Daltrey performs at the Hard Rock in Las Vegas, Nevada

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