September 23, 2020

Today in Whostory: 2/22/2019

1963 – The Detours play the Oldfield Hotel in Greenford.

1964 – The Who play at the Oldfield Hotel In Greenford

1968 – The Who head up the coast to play Bill Graham’s Fillmore West in San Francisco where a brand new $35,000 P.A. system had been installed. Opening acts are The Nice and Cannonball Adderley and his Sextet. Who manager Kit Lambert flies over from London to supervise recordings of this show and the next two nights for a live album called The Who – Live At The Fillmore set for release that June. The album is never officially released.

1969 – The Who play the University in Liverpool

1969 – c magazine reports that Pete sat in for Steve Marriott during a recent Small Faces’ recording session after Marriott left the group.

1971 – Who are booked to appear at the Young Vic Theatre but fail to show up for some unspecified reason. Thunderclap Newman performs as a substitute with Keith on maracas and young Who fan Jeff Stein on tambourine.

1974 – The Who play the Parc des Expositions in Nancy, France

1975 – John Entwistle’s Ox play the Winterland Auditorium in San Francisco

1975 – John and his band Ox play the Winterland in San Francisco, California

1975 – The soundtrack to Tommy: The Movie is released for the U.S. market a month ahead of the movie. It contains five new Townshend compositions and surpasses the chart position of the original album, reaching #2 despite widespread negative reviews in the rock press.

1988 – Pete attends actor Sir John Mills’ 80th birthday party.

1996 – The John Entwistle band play in San Antonio at Sneakers

1996 – The John Entwistle Band plays Rockefeller’s in Houston

2000 – The Band Of The Royal Netherlands Air Force releases 1999 Symfo with a cover of the “Overture From Tommy” and “The Acid Queen.”

2005 – Petra Haden’s a cappella recording Petra Haden Sings The Who Sell Out is released by Bar/None records

2006 – A special on the year’s camp airs on The Learning Channel

2006 – The Who Show, a Who tribute band, meet actual Who Roger Daltrey who stops by to watch them rehearse for a performance of Quadrophenia

2006 – Roger attends a dress rehearsal for “Quad” a special one night only musical staging of the Who’s Quadrophenia scheduled for March 10.

2007 – Lea Salonga releases her album Lea Salonga – Inspired featuring a cover of “Who Are You”

2013 – The Who play Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, New Jersey

2013 – The CD “12-12-12 The Concert for Sandy Relief” is released feauring three live Who songs from the event

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