October 17, 2021

Today in Whostory: 5/04/2021

1964 – The Who play the Glenlyn Ballroom in Forest Hill

1966 – The Who, performing as a trio with Pete and John sharing lead vocals, play the Town Hall in Stourbridge.

1967 – The Who play at the Mässhallen in Norrköping

1967 – The Who play in Jönköping at the Rigoletto where they played to a house-record crowd of 1,700 fans.

1968 – The Who play Mountford Hall at Liverpool University in Liverpool

1968 – Melody Maker carries an interview with Pete by Chris Welch. They also carry news that The Who’s U.S. tour has been extended from 3 to 9 weeks. The Who is also featured in the “Mailbag” section

1974 – This is the final day of the filming of the “Uncle Ernie” sequence

1977 – Roger appears on Capital Radio’s Your Mother Wouldn’t Like It

1996 – Pete plays the second of two nights at the Supper Club in New York City

1997 – The Who play Olympiahalle in Munich, Germany

1999 – Paul Shanklin releases the Anti-President Clinton comedy CD Executive Privileges with a parody version of “My Generation.”

2001 – Fastball, who are performing “The Real Me” on the forthcoming official Who tribute CD, say they learned the song after finding the guitar tabs at Whotabs on thewho.net. Listen to Fastball performing “The Real Me” on YouTube here

2004 – The Times reports on recent remarks made by Roger Daltrey to a Radio Academy conference. “Why can’t rock music be about growing old? I believe Pete Townshend is the only person in rock and roll who can write about that path from middle to old age. I’m still angry about lots of things. So many things we thought would get better when we were young have not. Pete is the one person who can articulate this and drag rock and roll into old age.”

2009 – Lisztomania is released on DVD for the first time, but only in the U.K

2010 – Wreckless Eric and Amy Rigby release their album Two-Way Family Favorites featuring a cover of “Endless Wire”You can listen to it on YouTube here

2016 – The Who play the MTS Centre in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada