October 17, 2021

Today in Whostory: 3/11/2021

1963 – The Detours play the White Hart Hotel in Acton

1965 – The Who were booked as last-minute replacements in the “Tip For The Top” slot on “Top of The Pops” on BBC1. The groups were flown to Manchester record at the corporation’s studio, a converted church in Dickenson Road, Rusholme. The group mimed “I Can’t Explain” live between 7:30-8:00pm

1966 – The Who play “Cavern in the Town” in Leicester Square, London

1966 – New Musical Express reports that Pete is keeping himself busy between shows extending his new record producing talent to another Reaction Records act, The Cat. Under his supervision they record a new Townshend composition “Run Run Run.

1966 – Reaction puts out ads saying that the new b-side of “Substitute” is “Instant Party.” It turns out to be the same record only with the song “Circles” now renamed.

1967 – The Who appear on Beat Club in Germany (Recorded on the 2nd). Also featured are Geno Washington and the RamJam Band, Cliff Bennett and the Rebel Rousers, the Smoke and the Jimi Hendrix Experience.

1971 – Keith is a surprise participant in the All-Star Jam Session, organized by drummer Pete York at The Bumpers Club, Coventry Street, London. The band features Jon Lord, Roger Glover and Ian Paice as well as various members of the Keef Hartley Band.

1976 – The Who play Madison Square Garden in New York, New York

You can listen to the show on youtube here

1981 – The Who play Wembley Arena in Wembley, London

1981 – A luncheon party for the artists who contributed to the cover of Face Dances is held at Searcy’s in Knightsbridge. The Who discuss their portraits with some of the great talents of 1960’s and 1970’s British art. Afterward the assembled pieces of the cover are moved to the Tate Gallery.

1988 – Who’s Better Who’s Best is awarded Silver status by the BPI

1994 – Lightning Jack a comedy western starring Paul Hogan and Cuba Gooding Jr. is released. Cowboy John T. Coles is played by Roger.

1999 – Intersound releases the DVD Roger Daltrey: A Celebration – The music of Pete Townshend and The Who that was shot five years before during the February 1994 Carnegie Hall concerts.

2000 – Roger appears with the British Rock Symphony appearing at the Colonial Stadium in Melbourne. Roger complains on stage about the quality of the sound as well as the quality of the Australian government. He ends the show by smashing fellow tourer Peter Frampton’s guitar.

2007 – The Who play the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Uniondale, New York

2010 – Roger opens for Eric Clapton at the the Bank Atlantic Center in Fort Lauderdale

2011 – Roger Daltrey is interviewed on The One Show on BBC

2012 – Roger plays at Teatro Carol Felice in Genoa