October 17, 2021

Today in Whostory: 12/28/2020

1964 – The Who play The Red Lion in Leytonstone

1968 – Melody Maker looks back at the years “Blind Date” features and includes Leapy Lee’s review of Magic Bus.

1968 – John Lennon sends a Christmas card to Pete

1971 – Keith is the emcee at Sha Na Na’s Carnegie Hall concert wearing a dress and performing Frank Zappa’s “Caravan With A Drum Solo.”

1973 – Keith’s Rolls-Royce Corniche was involved in am accident…Keith was unhurt

1974 – Billboard magazine features three items about The Who:

1) An ad for The Who’s King Biscuit Flower Hour re-broadcast on December 29 (recorded in Washington, DC on December 6, 1973) (listen to the show here)

2) MCA Records ad for “Our Winners”

3) Ad for the Spectrum in Philadelphia – “The House That Rock Built”

1977 – The Daily Mirror carries a story titled “Band of his Father’s” about John assisting his father’s choir recording an album

1979 – The Who play the Hammersmith Odeon in Hammersmith, London as part of the Concerts for the People of Kampuchea.
You can watch the whole show on YouTube here

1985 – Another single from Roger’s album Under A Raging Moon is released. “Let Me Down Easy “ backed with “Fallen Angel “ peaks at #86 in the Billboard charts.

You can watch a promo video for “Let Me Down Easy” here

2002 – Billboard magazine reports that The Who were the 12th top grossing act in the U.S. in 2002 making $28.6 million