1930 – Doug Sandom, drummer for The Detours, was born in Greenford, England. He passed away on February 27,2019 at the age of 89.
1965 – New Musical Express runs a short article on The Who’s name changes called “Third time lucky name.” It quotes French television producer Alain de Sedouy calling them “a logical musical expression of the bewilderment and anarchy of London’s teenagers.”
1965 – The Who play the Lynx Club in Borehamwood, Hertfordshire
1966 – The Who perform without Roger at the Starlight Ballroom in Boston. Roger had come down with laryngitis
1966 – Melody Maker and Record Mirror carry an ad for Substitute on Reaction records. Record Mirror also covers the news that The Who have changed labels
1967 – The Who play the Palazzetto dello Sport in Rome, Italy
1967 – The Who play the Piper Club in Rome, Italy
1968 – The Who return to Los Angeles and Gold Star studios to finish recording and mixing “Call Me Lightning” and “Little Billy.” Prior to this, they head up to the Hollywood Hills for a photo shoot.
1975 – Variety reports on a marketing test run to find ways to promote the movie of Tommy to non-rock audiences.
1975 – John and his band Ox play the Long Beach Arena in Long Beach, Calfornia
1975 – MCA holds a promotional party for the release of the Mad Dog album. Both Pete, in town to promote Tommy: The Movie, and Los Angeles-native Keith attend
1990 – Pete publicly backs a £500,000 appeal to fund a new science, art and technology block for a girls’ school.
1999 – Larry Smith’s Pete Townshend: The Minstrel’s Dilemma, a book analyzing Pete’s writing with and without The Who, is published by Praegar Publishers.
2000 – Roger goes down under performing with the British Rock Symphony at Newcastle Entertainment Centre
2000 – Pete presents Lifehouse Live at the Sadler’s Wells Theatre in London
2001 – The Who announce that they will not be participating in the planned tribute CD to Sun Records. They blame scheduling conflicts
2002 – Pete Townshend: Music From Lifehouse DVDd: Music From Lifehouse, a video of his 2000 concert at Sadler’s Wells, is released on DVD and VHS in the U.S.
2004 – Rolling Stone reports that two new Who songs, “Real Good Looking Boy” and “Old Red Wine” will be released in March on the compilation CD Then & Now. They also report that Pete has “finished five backing tracks” that Roger will soon complete with vocals
2006 – The Bristol Evening Post runs a story about Jean O’Brien, a mother who still carries a scar on her face after Pete popped a guitar string onstage at the Locarno Ballroom in July 1966. Brave lass she is as she has plans to see The Who again at their upcoming show in Bristol.
2007 – The Who play the Long Beach Arena in Long Beach, California
2008 – The CD Corner Stone Cues Presents: “Eton Path” is released featuring an orchestral cover of “Underture”
2009 – Roger performs at a private event at the Bloomsbury Ballroom in London attended by Arsenal’s Manager Arsène Wenger and left-back Gael Clichy. Roger, a long-time Arsenal fan, performs a set of Who hits accompanied by Pete’s brother Simon.
2013 – The Who play the Dunkin’ Donuts Center in Providence, Rhode Island