October 30, 2020

Today in Whostory: 11/30/2019

1962 – The Detours play at the Grand Ballroom in Kent. Admission four shillings.

1963 – The Detours’ first performance at the Railway Hotel in Greenford, in a club that is a Mod hangout run by Pete’s friend and fellow Art School student Richard Barnes.

1965 – The Who play the Town Hall in High Wycombe

1968 – Pete tells Disc magazine that his new opera will feature orchestration.

1968 – The Who play Manchester University in Manchester

1970 – John begins recording the first Who solo album, Smash Your Head Against The Wall at Trident Studios.

1971 – The Who play the second of two nights at The Warehouse in New Orleans.

1973 – The Who play the Cobo Arena in Detroit, Michigan. This show is later bootlegged as Rough Action.

1974 – MCA releases Magic Bus/The Who Sings My Generation and A Quick One (Happy Jack)/The Who Sell Out as double LP’s in the U.S. A Quick One/Sell Out reaches #185 on the Billboard charts and a rather poorly mastered copy of “Heatwave “, which was not included on the 1967 Happy Jack album, makes its official U.S. debut on that album.

1975 – The Who play the Assembly Hall at Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana

1979 – The Who open their 1979 North American Tour at the Masonic Temple Auditorium in Detroit, a small venue for this now very popular band to please The Who’s loyal Detroit following who were disappointed that they were initially scheduled to perform only at Detroit’s cavernous Silver Dome. “I Can See For Miles “ is reintroduced to the live set for the first time since 1967 and the encore begins with a medley of “Dancing In The Street “ and Pete’s “Dance It Away. “

1979 – Lesley Duncan releases a single in the U.K. for UNICEF entitled “Sing Children Sing”. Pete is singing in the chorus on the single along with Kate Bush and Phil Lynott.

1982 – The Who play the Birmingham-Jefferson Civic Center in Birmingham, Alabama

1985 – Who’s Missing is issued in the U.S. Among the collection of B-sides and European-only tracks is the first releases of “Leaving Here, “ “Lubie (Come Back Home), “ and a 1971 live version of “Bargain. “ Pete pens the liner notes ending “listening to Who’s Missing I realize that many of us will always be – missing The Who. “ The album peaks at #116 in the U.S. charts.

1999 – Pete is interviewed on Front Row (BBC Radio 4) and Nightwaves (BBC Radio 3)

2006 – The Third of Never releases their album Moodring with a cover of “Let My Love Open The Door” with guest keyboards by The Who’s own John “Rabbit” Bundrick

2007 – Pete and Roger appear on Later With Jools Holland. They perform “The Seeker,” “Tea and Theatre,” “My Generation” and “Baba O’Riley.” There is also a sit-down interview. The show was recorded on the 25th

2012 – The Who play the Allstate Arena in Rosemont, Illinois

2014 – The Who played the SSE Hydro in Glasgow, Lanarkshire

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