December 2, 2020

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1964

56 years ago
The Who play The Florida Rooms in Brighton

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1965

55 years ago
The Who again fly to Manchester to appear live on Top of the Pops

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1967

53 years ago
Melody Maker rates the “Magnificent seven: songwriters.” Pete is included with an emphasis on his mini-opera “A Quick One While He's Away.”

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1971

49 years ago
The Who play the Dallas Memorial Auditorium in Dallas, Texas

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1972

48 years ago
Pete is on Scene and Heard discussing the orchestral version of Tommy.

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1972

48 years ago
Billboard magazine carries an article titled "'Tommy LO Spurs Xmas" by Nat Freedland

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1972

48 years ago
The Daily Mirror RAC Rally begins. The Who's sponsored car drops out of the race before it is completed

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1973

47 years ago
The Buffalo New Times carries a long review of Quadrophenia titled "This Who Concept Album Is a World Away from 'Tommy'" by Kim Winship

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1973

47 years ago
The Who arrive in Montreal, Canada, disembarking from the plane wearing paper hats made out of French in-flight newspapers and singing the French national anthem. That evening they perform at the Montreal Forum. Early the next morning The Who and twelve members of their entourage are jailed in Montreal after Pete and Keith wreck their hotel suites. They manage to post bail at 1:15pm when the local promoter pays $5,995.34 in cash to the police station and they perform that night at the Boston Garden where they rail to the audience about the Montreal police. John will go on to commemorate the arrest in the song “Cell Number Seven “ on his solo album Mad Dog.

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1975

45 years ago
The Who play the Veterans Memorial Auditorium in Des Moines, Iowa

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1978

42 years ago
“Trick Of The Light “ backed with “905,” the first Who single outside Japan to have both A and B-sides written by John, is released in U.S. It does not make it onto the charts. Billboard magazine carries a short review of the single as well as a full page ad

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1979

41 years ago
The Who's 1979 North American tour continues at the Pittsburgh Civic Arena.

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1985

35 years ago
Roger Daltrey begins his first solo tour at the Capitol Theater in Passaic, New Jersey.

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1985

35 years ago
Pete Townshend does a two-hour radio interview with Rockline.

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1987

33 years ago
John and Rat Race Choir have a one-off show at The Ritz in New York

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1999

21 years ago
Pete is interviewed on Radio 2's The Steve Wright Show

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1999

21 years ago
Pete attends a David Bowie after show party At Pop, Soho Street, London

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2003

17 years ago
Roger is a presenter at the DVD Exclusive Awards at the Wiltern LG Theater in Los Angeles.

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2006

14 years ago
The Who play the TD Bank North Garden in Boston, Massachusetts

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2010

10 years ago
Roger is interviewed on CBS tv and talks about how Dr. Steven Zeitels from the Institute of Laryngology and Voice Restoration saved his voice

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2012

8 years ago
The Who play the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tennessee

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2014

6 years ago
The Who play the First Direct Arena in Leeds, West Yorkshire

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2018

2 years ago
The Guardian includes Roger Daltrey’s Thanks a Lot Mr Kibblewhite in their list of best books of 2018. "The title of Roger Daltrey’s Thanks a Lot Mr Kibblewhite (Blink) refers to his school headteacher who, after an incident with an air gun, expelled him with the words “You’ll never make anything of your life, Daltrey”. His parents were devastated but he was unfazed, having long given up on academic life. A more responsible Daltrey emerges during his musical career, forever playing the straight man to his more rambunctious bandmates, and the overwhelming sense is of a man on the outside looking in. His autobiography is vivid, atmospheric and funny, and, because of his aversion to mind-altering substances, it’s probably one of the more reliable accounts of life in one of the world’s biggest rock bands." Read the whole article here: (It is listed in the "Showbusiness" section) https://www.theguardian.com/books/ng-interactive/2018/dec/01/guardian-review-best-books-of-2018

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