October 23, 2020

Today in Whostory: 7/10/2019

1965 – The Who played Winter Gardens in Ventnor, Isle of Wight

1966 – The Who play in Great Yarmouth

1968 – The Who play the Stampede Corral in Calgary, Alberta, Canada

1969 – Pete writes the music of “Day of Silence” while undergoing a day of silence for Meher Baba. He writes the lyrics the next day so as not to break his vow.

1969 – Keith accompanies “Legs” Larry Smith to a Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band show at the Locarno, Bristol where he plays drums as “The Lone Arranger.”

1970 – The single “Summertime Blues” backed with “Heaven and Hell” is released. The A-side comes from the album Live at Leeds while the B-side is a quickly recorded mono studio version of the Entwistle song done for the BBC with a new vocal slapped on. It reaches #38 in Britain and in the U.S. it makes #27 in the Billboard charts and #14 in the Cash Box charts.

1971 – The Who play the Civic Hall in Dunstable, Bedfordshire

1976 – Pete, Ronnie Lane and John Fazio hold a half-hour concert at the Oceanic Centre. The performance is videotaped

1976 – Melody Maker prints a recent photo of Roger receiving an award from a charity organization for handicapped children

1977 – Keith flys back to London from Los Angeles to prepare for planned filming on The Kids Are Alright.

1980 – The Who play the Mid-South Coliseum in Memphis, Tennessee

1989 – The Who play Vetrans Stadium in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

1989 – Advertising Age magazine does a feature on the involvement of Miller Brewing and Anheauser-Busch in The Who’s tour and The Who’s participation in Miller TV commercials.

1995 – Ringo Starr’s All-Starr Band, featuring John Entwistle on bass, play in Clarkston, Michicgan at the Pine Knob Music Theatre

1999 – The John Entwistle Band play Joyous Lake in Woodstock, New York The show is cybercast live on Radio Woodstock

2000 – Morgan’s [Nicholls] CD Organized is released in the U.K. featuring Pete playing bass on one track and the entire album features a Hammond B3 organ once owned by Pete.

2001 – Koch Records releases The Anthology…So Far, a three-CD collection of Ringo Starr’s All-Starr live shows including the tour with John.

2001 – Roger plays a priest in an episode of TNT’s Witchblade called “Legion.”

2001 – “A Walk Down Abbey Road: A Tribute To The Beatles” featuring John on bass plays the Mohegan Sun Casino in Uncasville, Connecticut

2002 – Roger and Pete attend John’s funeral, It is held at St. Edward’s Church near his home in Stow-on-The-Wold, Cheltenham. As with Keith Moon, John is cremated.

2005 – Pete performs with a headlining Rachel Fuller at the T in the Park Festival in Balado by Kinross, Scotland.

2011 – Roger plays the Newport Centre

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