September 18, 2021

Today in Whostory: 10/01/2019

1965 – The Who play the Dungeon Club in Nottingham

1966 – The Who play the Imperial Ballroom in Nelson, Lancashire

1966 – “I’m a Boy” reaches its official chart peak in the U.K. at #2.

1966 – The Who is on the cover of Disc and Music Echo with the headline “Why pop art is now just OLD HAT.” Pete says The Who are pretty much finished with the pop-art clothing of a year before. His new thing is “writing musicals and operettas.” He says the band’s biggest ambition is to break in the U.S. and that Who fans there already consider them the third-biggest British band behind The Beatles and The Rolling Stones although Pete concedes The Who haven’t made it to that position yet.

1966 – Melody Maker reports that The Who will be on Ready, Steady, Go! with a 16 minute spot

1969 – t two of The Who’s Concertgebouw show is broadcast on AVRO radio.

1975 – Keith Moon appears on John Peel’s BBC Radio One show to preview side one of The Who’s new album The Who By Numbers.

1977 – Another single from Roger’s solo album One Of The Boys, “Avenging Annie” backed with “The Prisoner,” hits the U.S. charts. It peaks at #88 in Billboard, #87 in Cash Box.

1984 – ry Gibb’s solo album Now Voyager is released with backup vocals by Roger on the song “Fine Line.”

2017 – The Who play the Estadio Unico de La Plata in Buenos Aires, Argentina