September 29, 2020

Today in Whostory: 6/03/2020

1965 – The Who reportedly play in Paris at the Olympia Theatre. The show is listed in The Concert Guide, but thewhothismonth mentions “The Who may also have performed at the Olympia Theatre in Paris during this trip but no one has been able to find any documentation that this show actually occurred.” This show is not listed in “Anyway, Anyhow, Anywhere”

1965 – While in Paris publicity photos of The Who are taken, and The Who appear on French TV

1966 – The Who play in Uppsala at Liljekonvaljeholmen

1966 – The Who play in Kungsor at the Kungsparken

1966 – The Who arrive at a TV studio in Stockholm to appear on the Popside program for Sverige Television. Coming onstage busting through a Union Jack paper hoop, they mime performances of “Daddy Rolling Stone,” “It’s Not True,” “Bald Headed Woman,” “The Kids Are Alright,” “Substitute” and “My Generation” while standing on a ramp. The show is directed by Peter Goldmann, later to direct the promotional films for The Beatles’ “Strawberry Fields Forever” and “Penny Lane.” It airs on Swedish television on the 5th.

1967 – The Who play in Southport at Floral Hall with Julian Covey sitting in for Keith

1972 – Keith Moon emcees a “Garden Party” at the Crystal Palace Bowl in South London. The acts are Joe Cocker, Sha Na Na, Richie Havens, The Beach Boys and Melanie. Keith arrives at the lakeside concert in his mini-hovercraft falling into the water and getting drenched. He later cuts his foot and has to be carried to the hospital but limps back to take final bows.

1974 – Five days of filming the end of Tommy: The Movie begins at Portsmouth. Roger has all the hair singed off one arm by gas jet flames

1997 – The remixed, remastered editions of Face Dances and It’s Hard are released in the U.S.

1999 – New York public relations executive Lisa Marsh tells the New York Post about her affair with Pete during the mid-1990’s

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