April 4, 2020

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1963

57 years ago
The Detours play the Oldfield Hotel in Greenford.

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1964

56 years ago
The Detours open for the Tony Meehan Combo at the California Ballroom in Dunstable

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1965

55 years ago
The Who play The Plaza Ballroom in Newbury, Berkshire

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1966

54 years ago
A judge grants another interim injunction brought by The Who's former producer Shel Talmy preventing The Who from releasing any further recordings anywhere unless they are produced by Talmy and released by U.S. Decca/Brunswick. The Who's management New Action Ltd. agrees to try to reach a settlement upon the first adjournment. Shortly after the above event, Pete writes a new song on the back of a copy of his affidavit in the Talmy case. Its name: "I Can See For Miles".

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1995

25 years ago
A press release announces that John will be the bass guitarist on that summer's tour of Ringo Starr's Third All-Starr Band

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2004

16 years ago
The SAS Band (Spike's All Star SAS Band) featuring Chris Tompson, Tony Hadley, Paul Young, Leo Sayer, Arthur Brown, Fish, Mark Shaw, Tom Robinson, Richard O'Brien, Roy Wood and Roger Taylor release The SAS Band live DVD. It contains a cover of "My Generation" with vocals by Leo Sayer and lead guitar by Formula 1 driver Damon Hill. You can listen to Leo Sayer and the SAS Band performing "My Generation" on the album "The Show" here

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2005

15 years ago
Roger attends the Teenage Cancer Trust concert. Robert Plant headlines the show

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2009

11 years ago
The Who play the Perth Oval in Perth, Western Australia, Australia

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2012

8 years ago
The cybergroup Anonymous hacks Chinese Government websites. Their onscreen message is backed by a recording of "Baba O'Riley".

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