September 29, 2020

Today in Whostory: 8/25/2020

1963 – The Detours play the White Hart Hotel in Acton

1964 – The High Numbers play the Railway Hotel in Wealdstone

1966 – The Who play the Dreamland Ballroom in Margate, Kent

1966 – The Radio Luxembourg Record Stars Book No. 5 is released with a feature on The Who.

1967 – The Who play the Kiel Opera House in St. Louis, Missouri

1971 – Who’s Next is finally released in the U.K. on Track Records, almost a full month after its U.S. release. It does better in the U.K. charts, reaching #1, the only time an album by The Who tops the charts in any country.

1972 – The Who play the KB Hallen in Copenhagen, Denmark. The show was originally scheduled for the 22nd. Pete plays an early version of “However Much I Booze.” Also in Copenhagen, Keith punctures his waterbed, while trying to drag it out of his room, flooding an entire floor of his hotel.

1975 – Keith tapes an appearance on the talk show The Merv Griffin Show at Television City in Los Angeles.

1992 – Naked Soul releases their CD Seed containing a cover of “So Sad About Us.” You can listen to it on YouTube here

2000 – The Who play the Mesa del Sol Amphitheater in Alburquerque, New Mexico. You can listen to the show on YouTube here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZXHtt93QG6U

2000 – The Evening Standard reports that Roger is one of the celebrities that has written letters asking for “compassionate parole” for the dying British gangster Reggie Kray.

2002 – The Who play Verizon Wireless Music Center in Noblesville, Indiana

2005 – The CD Fisher Price Little People: Halloween Sing-Along is released featuring a cover of “Boris The Spider”. You can listen to it on YouTube here

2005 – Pete, Rachel and their friend and neighbor Jerry Hall participate in the Poetry Olympics at the Royal Albert Hall

2009 – Pete pens an entry at thewho.com announcing that he is working on a new musical to be called Floss. The story is: “Walter, a straight-cut pub rock musician, is able to retire when one of his songs becomes the TV anthem of a big car company. He becomes a house-husband while his wife Floss devotes herself to a riding stables and stud. When he tries to return to music after a fifteen year hiatus, he finds that what he hears and what he composes evoke the ecologically rooted, apocalyptic mindset of his generation. Shaken by this and torn by personal difficulties, he and Floss become estranged. A series of dramatic events in a hospital emergency ward bring them both to their senses.”. Pete claims some of the songs will be on a new Who album coming out in 2010 and the entire work will premiere in concert in 2011. To date, Floss has not yet appeared in any form.

2009 – Roger Daltrey in interviewed on BBC Radio 5. He says The Who would have failed if they had competed on The X Factor.

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