September 29, 2020

Today in Whostory: 4/08/2019

1963 – The Detours play at the White Hart Hotel in Acton

1965 – The Who play the Olympia Ballroom in Reading

1966 – The Who play the Queens Hall in Leeds, Yorkshire

1966 – The Who travel by van to Leeds for a meet ‘n’ greet at Vallances Records. Photographer Hugh Vanes accompanies the band and photographs Pete carrying a tyre for the van.

1967 – The Who play Meistersingerhalle in Nuremberg, West Germany

1967 – Billboard carries the article: “Who in U.S. to show what, how they play.” It contains a photo of The Who with Decca Records executives

1969 – The Who continue rehearsing their new Tommy-centered act at the Community Centre, Westcott Crescent in Hanwell

1972 – New Musical Express prints part two of a long interview with Pete conducted by Chris Van Ness in Denver the previous December.

1974 – Ken Russell completes the shooting script for Tommy

2004 – Pete performs at the Ronnie Lane Tribute Concert at the Royal Albert Hall. He does “Evolution” solo, and then performs “A Heart to Hang Onto” with the Kenney Jones band

2012 – Who manager Bill Curbishley tells the Sunday Times that he had been approached by organizers of the 2012 London Olympics to see if The Who would play at the end of the Games. They also specifically asked if Keith Moon could appear with them. Curbishley’s response: “‘If they have a round table, some glasses and candles, we might contact him.”

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