May 6, 2021

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1965

56 years ago
The Who play the Two Red Shoes Ballroom in Elgin, Morayshire, Scotland. The Alex. Sutherland Sextet opened

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1966

55 years ago
The Who play the Top Hat Ballroom in Lisburn, Northern Ireland

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1966

55 years ago
Roger runs into Bob Dylan who is performing at the ABC Cinema. Bob and Roger have tea and a chat between the acoustic and electric sets of his show.

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1966

55 years ago
New Musical Express has coverage of the recent Poll Winners Concert which included The Who. Substitute is still in the charts at #13

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1967

54 years ago
Day six of The Who's mini tour of Scandinavia sees the group appearing at the Kungliga Tennishallen in Stockholm, Sweden.

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1967

54 years ago
Disc and Music Echo features a picture of The Who on the cover with an article entitled "Are Pop Stars Overpaid?". "Samantha's Scene" also has a brief mention of The Who.

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1967

54 years ago
Melody Maker answers a letter regarding Keith Moon. This issue also features an ad for the current issue of Disc and Music Echo (with The Who on the cover) and an ad for "The Marshall Sound"

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1967

54 years ago
Record Mirror carries an article titled "The Who lose money and write a science fiction story" by Bill Harry

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1972

49 years ago
The Birmingham Daily Post reports on The Who's sponsorship of a car, "The Who Special" in the "International Welsh"

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1974

47 years ago
The Who hold an announced warm-up concert at the New Theatre in Oxford.

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1980

41 years ago
The Who play the Maple Leaf Gardens in Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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1997

24 years ago
The Who play Festhalle in Frankfurt, Germany

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2000

21 years ago
John Entwistle plays a benefit show for the Stow Surgery in his hometown of Stow-In-The-Wold, Gloucesterchire, England, with a bunch of other mid-50's rockers under the name "The Stowaways". You can watch a news report on the Stowaways on YouTube here

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2014

7 years ago
Roger visits the SiriusXM Studios in New York City

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2016

5 years ago
The Who play the SaskTel Centre in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada

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2016

5 years ago
The Polydor Singles Box 1975-2015 is released

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