October 17, 2021

Today in Whostory: 5/07/2020

1964 – The Who play the Oldfield Hotel in Greenford

1965 – The Who play the Raith Ballroom in Kirkcaldy, Fifeshire, Scotland

1966 – The Who play the National Stadium in Dublin, Ireland. Later newspaper reports say that the IRA leveled threats against The Who if they went on stage in their Union Jack jackets. The Who were reported to have already responded by having special jackets made from the Eire tricolour. However, Max Ker-Seymer, who was in the supporting band Peter Adler and The Next in Line, says there were never any threats made.

1967 – The Who play at Sommarlust in Folkets Park, Kristianstad

1967 – The Who play at MFF-Stadion in Malmö. The performance sparks a “fan-crush” as attendees rush the stage during the opening song “Substitute,” only to be shoved back by police. At least 20 fans have to be carried out, some unconscious. The Who will not return to Sweden for five years.

1971 – The Who play the Top Rank Suite in Sunderland, Tyne and Wear

1971 – Mike Heron releases his album Smiling Men with Bad Reputations. One track, “Warm Heart Pastry,” has the guitar, bass and drums credited to “Tommy and the Bijoux.” In reality they are Pete, Keith and Ronnie Lane. You can listen to “Warm Heart Pastry” on YouTube here

1975 – “However Much I Booze” is recorded by The Who at Shepperton Studios. The song appears on The Who By Numbers. You can listen to it on YouTube here

1976 – The Steve Gibbons Band album Any Road Up, produced by John and Cy Langston, is released. It fails to chart

1980 – The Who play The Forum in Montreal, Quebec, Canada

1996 – Chubby Carrier and the Bayou Swamp Band release their CD Who Stole The Hot Sauce? featuring a cover of “Squeeze Box.” You can listen to it on Youtube here

2015 – The Who were scheduled to play the Scottrade Center in St. Louis, Missouri. They would finally make up this show on March 26, 2016

I’m curious how many people actually read to the bottom of these! FB tells me how many people it “reaches”, and I can see how many “like”….but I am curious how many people actually READ it! If you read this, let me know – I’m not trying to get extra comments…just very curious.