July 23, 2021

Today in Whostory: 7/17/2021

1965 – The Who play the Town Hall in Torquay, Devonshire

1965 – “Anyway Anyhow Anywhere” enters the Dutch charts where it will peak at #17

1967 – The Who play The Agrodome in Vancouver, Canada. While in Vancouver, Keith purchases a pet piranha that he keeps in the bathtub of the hotel room he shares with John. At that night’s show Pete smashes his guitar so badly he finds he cannot repair it afterwards. A new one has to be purchased at their next stop in Salt Lake City, Utah, where The Who play on the 19th.

1968 – The Who play the Autostade Stadium in Montreal, Quebec, Canada

1970 – The BBC-2 religious program The Timeless Moment airs an interview with Pete filmed in late 1969 in which he discusses his belief in Meher Baba. Tommy cover artist Mike McInnerney and his wife Katie are also on the programme.

1971 – Chris Charlesworth reviews the Dunstable show and says The Who are still the “most exciting live band in existence.”

1971 – Roger discusses the possibility of playing Tommy in a film in Record Mirror

1971 – Nick Logan interviews Pete in New Musical Express. “Christ almighty,” Pete proclaims, “we thought, here we are being told we are musical geniuses and all we are is a bunch of scumbags…we’ve never felt we were a good musical band. We’ve always been like a gimmicky band…[Tommy] was mainly a brilliant example of the ad man visualizing that Kit, in conjunction with myself, was so good at…I don’t think Kit really understood the fact that the group wanted to improve its sound, as well as other things.”
You can read it here

1971 – Billboard magazine prints a full-page ad that features Keith in drag It promotes “Won’t Get Fooled Again” and their upcoming U.S. tour

1974 – Odds and Sods receives its final mastering at Apple Studios

1976 – John discusses most of The Who’s singles and albums with Roy Carr in New Musical Express. The article shows John browsing through record stores and buying a copy of the Brunswick My Generation LP
You can read the article here

1995 – Ringo Starr’s All-Starr Band, featuring John Entwistle on bass, play the Wolf Trap Filene Center in Vienna, Virginia

1996 – The Who play Madison Square Garden in New York, the second of six shows over seven nights.

1998 – Roger performs with the British Rock Symphony at the Artscape Festival in Baltimore, Maryland

1999 – The John Entwistle Band play The Equator Bar in Manchester, Connecticut

2000 – Thunder releases their live CD They Think It’s All Over…It Is Now containing a live cover of “Pinball Wizard”
You can see Thunder perform Pinball Wizard on Youtube here and here

2001 – Roger appears in a package on Welsh TV about the Welsh group Stereophonics and says The Who won’t be playing the 2001 Live Aid in Cardiff

2001 – “A Walk Down Abbey Road: A Tribute To The Beatles” featuring John on bass plays the Wolf Trap Filene Center in Vienna, Virginia

2006 – The Who play the Théâtre Antique de Vienne in Vienne, France

2006 – Wire and Glass is finally released to the public as a download on iTunes U.K

2006 – Crosbi releases their CD single “Helayou” featuring a cover of “Substitute”.
You can listen to it here

2007 – The DVD The Who: Videobiography is released by Classic Rock Legends

2012 – Fifty-three years after he is expelled from Acton Country Grammar School, Roger Daltrey finds himself in cap and gown to receive an honoourary degree at Middlesex University for his contribution to music. He in turn praises the students for the graphics they supplied for his solo Tommy tour.