September 23, 2020

Today in Whostory: 2/28/2019

1963 – The Detours play The Oldfield Hotel in Greenford

1964 – The Who play the Goldhawk Social Club

1965 – The Who play the Agincourt Ballroom in Camberley, Surrey

1966 – The Who play the Eltham Baths in Eltham Hill, London

1968 – Who and their entourage board a bus for a three-day trip to Canada.

1973 – All four members of The Who gather in London at the offices of A&M to receive gold records for the orchestral version of Tommy.

1975 – John’s fourth solo album, Mad Dog, is released. With only one or two exceptions, the album is roundly panned by the rock press and sells less than John’s previous efforts. It does not chart in the U.K. and reaches only #192 in its one week on the Billboard charts.

1976 – The Who play the Olympiahalle in Munich, West Germany

1976 – “Squeeze Box” hits its U.K. chart peak at #10.

1981 – The Who play the Deeside Leisure Centre in Queensferry, Flintshire, Wales

1991 – Roger attends the premiere of Buddy’s Song in London. The movie starring and co-produced by Roger, is based on the Nigel Hinton novel Buddy and a 1986 TV adaptation that also starred Roger. In the movie, Roger plays a middle-aged Rocker (as opposed to Mod) raising a teenage son who wants to enter the music business. The actor playing the son, Chesney Hawkes, releases a single from the movie, “The One And Only,” that goes to #1 in the U.K. charts

1995 – Fourteen days after the 25th anniversary of the performance, an expanded CD of Live At Leeds is released. It includes the entirety of the non-Tommy part of the concert (with a few edits) plus “Amazing Journey/Sparks” from Tommy. Almost all of the “crackle” present on the original recording is removed electronically. The CD is released both in jewel-case form and as a limited-edition album sized package that includes reproductions of the Who documents that were in the original album release, providing more “Rare Who documents Discovered In Album!” items to show up on ebay. The CD reaches #59 on the British charts.

1996 – The John Entwistle band play in Phoenix at Club Congress

1996 – The John Entwistle Band play The Congress Club in Phoenix, Arizona

2006 – Pete moves into his home studio, Oceanic, to record the backing tracks for the new Who album Endless Wire. Pete plays everything himself for the most part. Pino Palladino (bass), John Bundrick (keyboards) and Peter Huntingdon (drums) are pulled in to give a Who-like rock band sound to some tracks.

2007 – The Who play the US Airways Center in Phoenix, Arizona

2013 – The Who play the Concert to benefit Teen Cancer America at The Theater at Madison Square Garden in New York City, New York

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