September 20, 2020

Today in Whostory: 1/15/2019

1962 – er submits an application for The Detours to audition for the BBC Light Entertainment. The band members are listed as “Solo guitar – Roger Daltrey, Bass guitar – John Empwhistle, Rhythm guitar – Peter James, Rhythm guitar – Roy Ellis, Drums – Harry Wilson, Vocalist – Colin Dawson.””Peter James” may have been Pete Townshend. Pete later notes this month as the one where he successfully auditions for The Detours.

1965 – The first record by The Who is released. “I Can’t Explain” backed with “Bald-Headed Woman” comes out on the Brunswick label.

1967 – The Who fly off to Hamburg, Germany to mime to “I’m a Boy,” “Heat Wave” and “Happy Jack” on the TV show Beat Club.  The Show is broadcast the following day.

1972 – Billboard lists “Let’s See Action” as #3 in Singapore

1973 – th flies to Paris to accept the Grand Prix de I’Academie du Disque Francais for Pete. The award is for both the Tommy album and a stage production.

1993 – Roger Daltrey appears on Howard Stern’s radio show in New York.

2013 – Pete Townshend, on behalf of The Who, presents six brand new Laser Pico sailing dinghies to representatives of Antigua’s National Sailing Academy. The dinghies are fully rigged with sails branded with The Who logo.

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