October 17, 2021

Today in Whostory: 10/20/2020

1964 – The High Numbers perform at the Railway Hotel in Wealdstone

1965 – The Who play the Top Rank Ballroom in Southampton

1966 – The Who play the Herlev Hallen in Copenhagen

1966 – The Who pre-record the TV show Klar i Studiet miming to “I’m A Boy”, “Substitute”, and “My Generation” using instruments borrowed from “Tages” a swedish band.

1967 – Speedy Keen’s “Armenia City In The Sky” and Pete’s “Jaguar” are recorded with Keith handling both the lead vocals at IBC Studio A, London.

1967 – Vocals for John “Speedy” Keen’s “Armenia City In The Sky” and Pete’s “Jaguar” are recorded at IBC Studio A, London. Keen and Daltrey handle the vocals on the former (with much studio effect work) and Pete and Keith sing “Jaguar.”

1969 – The Who begin a six-night stand at the Fillmore East in New York accompanied by the Joshua Light Show. After the show Bill Graham throws a party for The Who at Max’s Kansas City. Led Zeppelin, who were in the audience for the show, also attend.

1971 – The Who play the Odeon Theatre in Birmingham

1973 – Chris Welch gives an advance review of Quadrophenia in Melody Maker calling it “a masterpiece.” He says it will make people forget about Tommy.

1982 – The Who play the Kingdome in Seattle, Washington

1987 – Pete’s Double O Charity throws an upscale benefit ball at the Mayfair Hotel in London. Proceeds raised with the £100 tickets benefit treatment clinics and rehabilitation centers for drug addicts and alcoholics. The guests include Bill Wyman, Steve Winwood, Midge Ure, Simon Phillips, Mark Knopfler and most of the Townshend family. Pete and Dire Straits put on a one hour show for the 150 guests. Among the songs performed are “That’s All Right, Mama,” “Save It For Later,” “No Face, No Name, No Number,” “Mary Anne With The Shaky Hands” and “Barefootin’.

1996 – The Who play the second of two nights in San Jose at the San Jose Arena

1998 – Listening To You: The Who At The Isle Of Wight is put out in the U.S. on home video by Eagle Rock Entertainment

1998 – King Biscuit Flower Hour releases Best Of The Best with a live version of “Won’t Get Fooled Again” by The Who recorded in 1973.

2001 – The Who play Madison Square Gardens in New York City, New York as part of The Concert for New York City.

2001 – The John Entwistle Band play B.B. Kings in New York, New York

2010 – Roger attends the Channel 5 opening party at the Norther & Shell Building near London’s Tower Bridge
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2011 – Roger is photographed for People Magazine by Bryce Duffy