September 25, 2020

Today in Whostory: 4/04/2019

1963 – The Detours play the Oldfield Hotel in Greenford.

1964 – The Detours open for the Tony Meehan Combo at the California Ballroom in Dunstable

1965 – The Who play The Plaza Ballroom in Newbury, Berkshire

1966 – A judge grants another injunction brought by The Who’s former producer Shel Talmy preventing The Who from releasing any further recordings. The Who’s management New Action Ltd. agrees to try to reach a settlement upon the first adjournment. It will take seven months to work out that settlement

1968 – The Who play in New York

1995 – A press release announces that John will be the bass guitarist on that summer’s tour of Ringo Starr’s Third All-Starr Band

2004 – The SAS Band (Spike’s All Star SAS Band) featuring Chris Tompson, Tony Hadley, Paul Young, Leo Sayer, Arthur Brown, Fish, Mark Shaw, Tom Robinson, Richard O’Brien, Roy Wood and Roger Taylor release The SAS Band live DVD. It contains a cover of “My Generation” with vocals by Leo Sayer and lead guitar by Formula 1 driver Damon Hil

2009 – The Who play the Perth Oval in Perth, Western Australia, Australia

2012 – The cybergroup Anonymous hacks Chinese Government websites. Their onscreen message is backed by a recording of “Baba O’Riley”.

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