October 27, 2021

Today in Whostory: 6/08/2021

1963 – The Detours play the Oldfield Hotel in Greenford.

1965 – The Who play at The Public Hall in Wallington

1965 – The Who record for Radio Luxembourg’s “Ready, Steady, Radio!” at the Marquee Club to be broadcast on the 13th

1966 – Jackie magazine features Roger on the back cover

1967 – The Who play two shows at Ulster Hall in Belfast, Ireland. Chris Townson is still on drums.

1969 – The Who play in Minnesota at The Guthrie Theater. Two shows
Listen to the early show on YouTube here
Or listen to ithere

1969 – Melody Maker declares Tommy the Pop LP of the Month saying it gives “a facelift to pop’s image”. Jon Hineson is featured in “Blind Date” and reviews The Who. There is an ad for “Pop Proms”

1979 – The Who play in Glasgow at the Apollo Theater
Listen to the show on YouTube here

1979 – The Kids Are Alright soundtrack double LP is released in the U.K. Complimentary reviews come from Chris Welch in Melody Maker, Charles Shaar Murray in New Musical Express and Steve Simels in Stereo Review. Greil Marcus dubs the album “okay” in Rolling Stone, using the review as a platform to damn the song “Won’t Get Fooled Again” for being “stale.” David Hepworth in Sounds gives the record a thumbs-down in a review entitled “How To Flog Dead Horses.” The album peaks at #26 in Britain

1987 – The British press reports that The Who have turned down £16m for an eight-week tour of the U.S., Japan, Australia and three South American countries to start February 1988. Says John: “I’ve turned down the offers to concentrate on my new group, The Rock. It’s all over for The Who. We’ve all got solo careers now.”

2001 – John plays the first of two nights at B B King Blues Club in New York. There are two shows each night

2004 – String Cheese Incident release their CD March 13, 2004 Denver, CO: On The Road with a cover of “Won’t Get Fooled Again”. You can listen to it here

2006 – BBC Radio 2 premiers “Mirror Door”, from the new Wire and Glass EP

2007 – The Who play the Lotto Arena in Antwerp. The show was originally scheduled for the Sportpaleis.

2009 – Tony Klinger’s book Twilight of the Gods: My Adventures with The Who is published by Blake Publishing in the U.K. The co-producer of The Kids Are Alright tells how he fought throughout the production with director Jeff Stein and was encouraged by Who manager Bill Curbishley to take over the movie.

2013 – The Who begin their European tour playing in Dublin at the O2 Arena. On the 10th Pete would send a short blog to thewho.com about the show – read it here