September 29, 2020

Today in Whostory: 8/13/2020

1965 – The Who play the Marine Ballroom on Central Pier in Morecambe

1966 – Fabulous magazine features a photo of The Who

1967 – The Who play Constitution Hall in Washington DC

1967 – Pete and John go to the Ambassador to catch Jimi Hendrix’s set. When Hendrix spies Pete and John in the audience, he launches into a cover of “I Can’t Explain”.

1968 – The Who play the first of three nights at the Fillmore West in San Francisco, California

1971 – The Who play Hara Arena in Dayton, Ohio

1972 – Keith flies back to London to film a brief cameo in a warehouse at the Surrey Docks for Ringo Starr’s comedy-horror film Count Downe, later retitled Son Of Dracula. Keith is seen miming drums to Harry Nilsson’s studio version of “Jump Into the Fire.”

1975 – Roger appears on the Barry Chase and Scott Woodside radio show in Atlanta followed by an interview at the local PBS station for Cinema Showcase with Jim Whaley.

1985 – In an issue of The Who fanzine The Relay Pete’s mother Betty is interviewed. She says she likes The Who’s records but doesn’t like them live. “Too loud for me.”

1989 – The Who play Folsom Field in Boulder, Colorado

1994 – Roger’s “A Celebration of the Music of Pete Townshend” tour continues with a performance at the Merriweather Post Pavilion in Columbia, Maryland

1994 – Pete attends an event at Club USA in New York

1994 – ICE magazine reports that a new bootleg copy of The Who’s 1968 Fillmore East performance entitled Shakin’ All Over is making the bootleg rounds. It is reported as coming from the master two-track tape.

1997 – The Who play the Lakewood Amphitheatre in Atlanta, Georgia

1999 – The John Entwistle Band play Itchycoo Park in Manchester, Tennessee. This show is later released on DVD as The John Entwistle Band Live. Watch the show on YouTube starting here

2005 – The CD B.B. King and Friends — 80 is released featuring a duet with Roger and B.B. King on “Never Make Your Move Too Soon”. You can listen to it on YouTube here

2005 – Mark Parisi’s “Off The Mark” comic strip features a reference to Pete. View it here

2017 – The Who play the Outside Lands Festival at Golden Gate Park in San Francisco, California

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