October 17, 2021

Today in Whostory: 10/30/2020

1964 – The High Numbers play the Ricky-Tick Club in Windsor, Berkshire

1965 – The Who play the “Halloween Ball” in Manchester

1966 – The Who play Sportpalast in Berlin, Germany

1967 – The Who play City Hall in Newcastle

1967 – The quite different stereo mix of The Who Sell Out is created at De Lane Lea Studios in London.

1967 – Nederland 2 airs Vjoew featuring an interview with Pete conducted by John Peel. Pete plays an acetate of “Armenia City In The Sky,” showing the artwork for the album and discussing the thematic advertising link.

1968 – The Who play Eel Pie Island in Twickenham, Middlesex. Opening were East of Eden, Proteus, and David Booth

1971 – MCA/Decca’s choice for the next Who single, “Behind Blue Eyes” backed with “My Wife,” appears on the U.S. charts. It peaks at #34 in the Billboard charts and #24 in the Cash Box charts.

1971 – Melody Maker carries a letter in response to Pete’s October 16th response. The writer says he is not impressed by Pete’s “self-conscious humility” and he should quit feeling guilty about being wealthy and just make good music.

1971 – The Who play the Odeon Cinema in Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear

1971 – Meaty Beaty Big and Bouncy is released in the U.S

1971 – Disc and Music Echo feature a photo of Pete on the cover and an article titled “Loons of Moon”If anyone has a copy of this issue, I’d love to get a scan/photo for our archives

1974 – Stardust, the sequel to the movie That’ll Be The Day, featuring Keith as drummer J.D. Clover, has its U.S. premiere at the Beverly Canon Theatre in Beverly Hills, California.

1975 – The Who play Philipshalle in Düsseldorf, Germany

1979 – Roger, John and Kenney attends a party for the opening of the film Quadrophenia at the Mudd Club in New York.

1979 – A “Sneak Preview” of Quadrophenia is presented at the 8th Street Playhouse in New York City

1992 – Pete Townshend’s 1972 album Who Came First is released on a newly-remastered CD by Rykodisc with additional tracks from the Meher Baba albums. Deluxe editions come with a booklet.

1998 – John Entwistle plays at The Boardwalk in Orangevale, CA

1999 – The Who perform with acoustic instruments at the Bridge School benefit at the Shoreline Amphitheatre in Mountain View, California.

2000 – The Who play the National Exhibition Centre Arena in Birmingham

2006 – Pete and Roger attend the Q Awards at London’s Grosvenor House Hotel where they receive the Legend Award

2007 – Roger attends the NY premier of Amazing Journey – The Story of The Who at the Paley Center. Pete cancels at the last minute due to the death of a friend.

2007 – Roger is a guest on Morning Joe on MSNBC

2007 – The Marquee Club, London, opens an art exhibit of Richard Evans’ photos and art related to The Who

2009 – Roger plays the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, Tennessee

2011 – Roger plays the Scotiabank Saddledome in Calgary, Alberta, Canada