October 17, 2021

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1957

64 years ago
Pino Palladino is born in Cardiff, Wales

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1963

58 years ago
The Detours play the Oldfield Hotel in Greenford

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1969

52 years ago
The Who play at Holy Cross College Gymnasium in Worcester, Massachusetts with Ascension supporting

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1970

51 years ago
The 3rd Pete Townshend Page appears in Melody Maker. In “On the road again” Pete gives his impressions of life on tour.
You can read all of the "Pete Townshend Page" articles here

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1970

51 years ago
New Musical Express' cover features an ad for the "See Me, Feel Me" single

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1972

49 years ago
Keith is photographed by Jack Kay for the Daily Express with his daughter and his collection of cars.

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1975

46 years ago
The Who fly out of Glasgow Airport for their next stop. All except Keith that is, who is arrested after bashing a ticket terminal. He spends the night in jail and is fined the next day in court. As a result, British Airways refuses to fly any of the members of The Who to their shows and they are forced to hire a private jet

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1981

40 years ago
MCA's new cash-in on The Who's back catalog, Hooligans, hits the U.S. charts. It contains the first U.S. LP releases of "Let's See Action," "Join Together", and "Relay" and peaks at #52. There is also a single, "Had Enough"/"Bargain", pulled from this LP released in Canada

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1981

40 years ago
Billboard carries a small ad for "Too Late The Hero"

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1982

39 years ago
The Who play Colorado University's Folsom Field in Boulder. Jethro Tull and John Cougar open.

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1995

26 years ago
The Hampton String Quartet release their CD Sympathy For The Devil featuring covers of “Who Are You” and “See Me Feel Me - Pinball Wizard.”
You can listen to "See Me Feel Me - Pinball Wizard on YouTube here Listen to "Who Are You" on Youtube here

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1996

25 years ago
The Who play the General Motors Place in Vancouver British Columbia, Canada

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2002

19 years ago
The U2 guitarist The Edge is quoted approving of The Who continuing with Pete and Roger: “...if they really think it's still happening, then I'm certainly not gonna second-guess them.”,

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2002

19 years ago
Roger Daltrey attends the launch of Stella McCartney's “Absolut Stella” ad campaign at the Chateau Marmont in Hollywood

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2009

12 years ago
Roger plays at the Orpheum Theatre in Los Angeles, California

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2017

4 years ago
Globo in Brasil posts an interview with Pete where he talks about the likelyhood of a new album by The Who, music he's currently interested in, and his legacy

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