October 17, 2021

Today in Whostory: 4/05/2021

1964 – The Who play the White Hart Hotel in Acton

1965 – The Who play The Lakeside R&B Scene at the Old Welsh Harp in Hendon, Middlesex

1967 – The Who are in IBC studios in London recording “Pictures of Lily” and “Doctor, Doctor”.

1968 – The Who play the first of two nights at the Fillmore East in New York, New York
In 2018 these shows are released on the CD “The Who Live At the Fillmore East 1968”

1968 – The Who are photographed for Life magazine by Art Kane at his studio and the Carl Schurz Memorial in Morningside Park asleep under two sewn-together Union Jack flags prepared by Kane. They are so tired from Keith’s late-night antics that they actually go to sleep. The photo would be used in the June 1968 issue of Life in a feature titled “The New Rock”

1969 – Melody Maker groups The Who with Led Zeppelin and Free as one of “The heavy mob.” The article describes their sound under the new label “heavy” rock, a label that will eventually mutate to “heavy metal.”

1971 – Keith performs again as part of an All-Star Jam Session at the Bumpers Club in London.

1975 – Billboard magazine features a short article titled “Polydor Fete For ‘Tommy'” about the March 21st premiere of Tommy in Toronto. Also featured is an ad by MCA for the original Tommy release

1981 – Kit Lambert, The Who’s former manager and producer, is by this time living on charity that he spends mostly on heroin and alcohol. He shows up at his mother’s house bloody and broke saying he had been beaten by four men in the lavatory of a gay bar. His mother gets him to go to bed but later in the night he falls downstairs suffering a brain hemorrhage.

1986 – Roger appears on the British TV show The Little And Large Show lip-syncing to “The Pride You Hide” and appearing in some comedy sketches

2002 – Roger Daltrey attends Paul McCartney’s concert at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.

2011 – UGC releases The Who ICON (Greatest Hits) as one and two CD sets

2017 – The Who play the Manchester Arena in Manchester