October 27, 2021

Today in Whostory: 2/14/2021

1964 – The Detours open for Carter Lewis and The Southerners at the Glenlyn Ballroom in Forest Hill

1966 – The Who visit Liverpool University playing the University’s Panto Ball dance

1968 – Pete’s friend Richard Stanley shoots footage of Pete for his movie Lone Ranger. Pete also provides the soundtrack for the movie

1969 – The Who play Lanchester College of Technology in Coventry, Warwickshire

1970 – The Who play Leeds University. This show is released as “Live at Leeds”

1971 – The first real session of Lifehouse begins at The Young Vic Theatre on London’s South Bank. A special audience of 200 are invited to attend. Filming is scheduled but probably never occurred. However, the session is recorded, along with the other Lifehouse sessions, by Glyn Johns’ brother Andy. The tape is not for release but for purposes of later review.

1974 – Keith Moon flies back to London to play drums at an all-star Roy Harper concert at The Rainbow. Jimmy Page, David Bedford and John Bonham also take part under the band name Interglactic Elephant Band. Part of the show is later released as the Roy Harper album Flashes From The Archive Of Oblivion.

1975 – John and his band pre-tape performances of “Mad Dog” and “Cell Number 7” for later airing on BBC2’s The Old Grey Whistle Test.

1976 – Cashbox magazine carries a photo with the caption “A Tight Squeeze” about a Who By Numbers contest

1981 – The Who play the Apollo Theater in Glasgow, Lanarkshire

1982 – Having beaten back his addiction to alcohol and drugs, Pete checks himself out of Meg Patterson’s clinic and returns to London

1986 – The film Quicksilver is released in the U.S. The soundtrack features the song “Quicksilver Lightning” by Roger Daltrey

1994 – The Iron Man theatrical production in London closes “with tickets still selling well”.

1994 – New York magazine says that Roger is scheduled to speak this week on careers in music at the Professional Performing Arts School. It is part of a “Grammy in the Schools” program.

1997 – Glenn Tipton’s CD Baptism By Fire CD is released. John plays bass on the song “The Healer.”
You can listen to the song on youtube here.

1998 – John attends a second day at the Walnut Street Gallery in Denver where his drawings and paintings are on display.

2000 – Pete begins daily “cyberdiaries” featuring short talks and Lifehouse practice sessions available on RealVideo.

2013 – The Who play the Bank of Oklahoma Center in Tulsa, Oklahoma