September 30, 2020

Today in Whostory: 12/22/2018

Today in Whostory – December 22nd
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1963 – The Detours play at St. Mary’s Ballroom in Putney opening for the Rolling Stones. Pete gets to meet the Stones through an introduction by his friend Glyn Johns, then the lead singer for the group The Presidents. Brian Jones and Mick Jagger are quite friendly to a star-struck Pete. Standing backstage, he sees Keith Richards swinging his arm in a circle as a warm-up before the curtain is raised on the Stones’ performance.
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1964 – The Who play the Marquee Club in London.
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1966 – The Who appear on Top of the Pops
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1967 – The Who were scheduled to appear as part of the “Christmas On Earth Continued” festival
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1973 – The Who play the Sundown Theatre in Edmonton, London
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1975 – The Who play the Hammersmith Odeon in Hammersmith, London
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1985 – Pete and his wife Karen preside over the Snowball Review in aid of the Chiswick Family rescue
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1999 – The Who play the Shepherd’s Bush Empire in Shepherd’s Bush, London

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