May 31, 2020

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1963

57 years ago
The Detours play at the Grand Ballroom in Broadstairs, opening for Freddie and the Dreamers

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1964

56 years ago
The Who play the White Hart Hotel in Acton

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1964

56 years ago
Pete, Peter Meaden and Richard Barnes attend a Chuck Berry/Gene Vincent/Carl Perkins concert at the Hammersmith Odeon, which Barnes remembers as one of the first large gatherings of Mods he and Pete had seen

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1965

55 years ago
The Who fly to Paris to begin their invasion of the continent

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1968

52 years ago
The Who play Manchester University in Manchester

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1969

51 years ago
The Who play in Chicago at Kinetic Playground with Joe Cocker and The Grease Band & Soup

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1969

51 years ago
Fred Kirby reviews one of The Who's May 17th shows for Billboard magazine. He declares them the best performing rock band. Billboard also carries a full page ad for Tommy.

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1975

45 years ago
New Musical Express carries the interview Roy Carr did with Pete on his birthday

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1976

44 years ago
The Who start a three-date tour of the UK at the Charlton Football Ground. Since all three dates are at football stadiums, the tour is known as the "Who Put the Boot In" tour. Fans who attend wonder "who'll stop the rain" as it pours buckets throughout the day. This show also puts The Who in the Guinness Book of World Records as "The World's Loudest Pop Group" as their output registers 120 decibels at 50 meters. Supporting acts are The Sensational Alex Harvey Band, Little Feat, The Outlaws and Streetwalkers. Sold at the show is an elaborate program called "Bellboy" that features a centerfold of a nude Keith Moon Outside Keith is approached by Australia's Garry McDonald portraying his satirical local TV reporter character Norman Gunston. Keith pours a bottle of vodka on his head and tells him, "you Australian slag, piss off!"

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2016

4 years ago
The Who a Private Concert for Who Cares About The Next Generation benefit in Pacific Palisades, CA. With Eddie Vedder on the Real Me and Joan Jett and the Blackhearts.

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