October 1, 2020

Today in Whostory: 1/03/2019

Today in Whostory – January 3rd

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1964 – The Who play the Glenlyn Ballroom in Forest Hill opening for The Rolling Stones. Pete, who has incorporated an arm-swinging move he saw Keith Richards perform as his own signature guitar move, apologizes for the appropriation to Richards. Richards says he doesn’t know what Pete’s talking about as it turns out he was merely limbering up before the show
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1968 – The Who were scheduled to play the Bal Tabarin Club in Bromley
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1970 – Melody Maker article: “Who in row over those ‘late’ concerts”
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1973 – The Who tape an appearance on Russell Harty Plus at London Weekend Television Studios.
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1984 – The Sun (London) reports that Pete is working on an album
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1996 – The John Entwistle Band continues their bus tour of North America with a show in San Diego
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2003 – Pete Townshend is nominated for the Songwriters Hall Of Fame
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2003 – Playboy (February issue) publishes a fictional short story about The Who by Jim Shepard. It is “told” by John Entwistle and concerns the history of The Who. The story is later published in his Shepard’s collection Love and Hydrogen

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