1965 – The Who play the Matrix Club in Coventry, Warwiskshire
1965 – Melody Maker runs an article called “The Price Of Pop Art” detailing The Who’s insane level of expenditures. The article also claims Pete has amassed 9 guitars while living on the dole. The numbers in the article, later re-printed in the book Rock Dreams, are largely fabricated by The Who’s management.
1967 – The Who play the Sioux Falls Arena in Sioux Falls, South Dakota
1968 – The Who play the Civic Auditorium in Santa Monica, California
1969 – Who manager Kit Lambert phones Ronald Foulk who is putting on the upcoming 2nd Isle of Wight Festival. Having heard that Bob Dylan is getting £35,000 to perform, Lambert ups The Who’s fee from £450 to £5000. A compromise is reached at £900 with £200 expenses.
1970 – Another single from the Pete-produced Thunderclap Newman is released. “The Reason,” with Pete on bass, is backed with a live recording “Stormy Petrol.” It fails to chart. You can listen to it on YouTube here
1977 – Roger is on the UCLA campus to shoot a “Battle of the Network Stars”-style program called US Against The World. Also on their team representing the U.K. are Marty Feldman, Susan George, Oliver Reed and Twiggy. The special airs on NBC Sept. 7th.
1977 – John produces a session at Ramport Studios for the 74-member Newport Male Voice Choir including his father, Bert. They record “Yesterday,” “Bridge Over Troubled Water,” “Love Me Tender” and “The Battle Hymn of the Republic.” John plays bass on three tracks accompanied by Rod Argent on piano and Moog
1982 – Billboard magazine carries an ad for Scripto’s “Star Lights – The New Rock and Roll Lighter”
1994 – Roger’s “A Celebration of the Music of Pete Townshend” tour continues with a performance at the Great Woods Amphitheater in Mansfield, Massachusetts
2002 – The Who play the Polaris Amphitheater in Columbus, Ohio
2010 – Roger writes an article for The Sun about the Help For Heroes concert. He discusses how opposition to a war should never divorce anyone from taking care of the nation’s troops after service
2011 – The Mirror and Daily Mail report that The Who will be closing the 2012 London Olympics. The Who quickly deny it although apparently, minds are later changed.
2012 – The Criterion Collection in the U.S. releases their DVD of Quadrophenia. It also includes the first official home video release of Seize millions de jeune, the 1965 French documentary that shows The Who performing at the Marquee Club early in that year.
2012 – Juliana Hatfield releases her self-titled album featuring a cover of “My Wife”. You can listen to it on YouTube here