October 31, 2020

Today in Whostory: 7/26/2019

1963 – The Detours play “Notre Dame De Dance” at the Notre Dame Church Hall in London. The play from 8pm until midnight and are paid &pound:16.

1964 – The High Numbers play the White Hart Hotel in Acton

1965 – BBC2 runs Workshop: In Search Of Constant Lambert that features a short clip of his son Kit watching The Who onstage at the Marquee Club the previous March.

1967 – The Who play the Redemptorist High School Football Stadium in Baton Rouge, Louisiana

1968 – The Who play the Saint Bernard Civic Auditorium in Chalmette, Louisiana

1972 – Pete, having decided that Nik Cohn’s Who script “Rock Is Dead (Rock Lives)” is not what he is seeking, begins work on a new story based around a fictional Who fan named “Jimmy” who has a four-personality split based on the four members of The Who. He puts together a preliminary song list: “Cut My Hair”, “Joker James” (a leftover track from 1968), “Quazophrenic”, “You Came Back” and “We Close Tonight.”

1975 – Roger’s second solo album Ride A Rock Horse is released in the U.S. Rolling Stone and Listening Post give practically the only positive reviews in a raft of extremely negative notices. It peaks at #28 in the U.S. charts.

1979 – The British Phonographic Industry awards The Kids Are Alright soundtrack “silver” status.

1980 – Billboard carries a full page ad for McVicar

1986 – The Flamin’ Groovies record an entire album in one night at Glebe Studios in Sydney, Australia. Included is a cover of “Call Me Lightning.” It is released the next year as the album One Night Stand

1990 – Roger wins a $272,000 settlement after suing the Home Farm for killing up to half a million fish at his trout farm in East Sussex

1997 – The Who play in Noblesville, Indiana at the Deer Creek Music Center

1999 – The Independent confirms that Lifehouse will appear as a radio play on BBC Radio 3 December 6 with a cast including Geraldine James, David Threlfall, Kelly McDonald and 11-year-old Philip Dowling

2001 – “A Walk Down Abbey Road: A Tribute To The Beatles” featuring John on bass play Seaside Park in Brooklyn, New York

2002 – The Who play the Tweeter Center in Mansfield, Massachusetts

2006 – The Who had a show scheduled in Barcelona but it was cancelled

2011 – Roger plays at Marlay Park in Dublin

2012 – The London Olympics begin with an opening countdown backed by High Contrast’s “The Road Goes On Forever”, in particular the part where they sample “Baba O’Riley”. During the opening ceremonies “My Generation” is played accompanied by footage of The Who in the 1960s.

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