1962 – The Detours play the Acton Town Hall opening for The Ron Cavendish Orchestra.
1963 – The Detours play the White Hart Hotel in Acton
1965 – The Who play the Top Rank Suite in Hanley, Stoke-on-Trent
1966 – The Who play the Locarno Ballroom in Coventry
1966 – The September issue of Beat Instrumental features an article titled “Black Days Over For Who”
1967 – The Who play the Indiana State Fairgrounds Coliseum in Indianapolis, Indiana
1967 – This month’s Beat Instrumental features another edition of “The Kieth Moon Column” as well as an ad for Premier featuring Keith and his “Pictures of Lily” Drum kit.
You can read all of the Keith Moon Columns here
1968 – The Who return to England from the U.S.A.
1968 – This months issue of Beat Instrumental carries a feature titled “Vital Moments” – this month featuring The Who.
1971 – During this month A Who conference is held at Roger’s home in Burwash, Sussex. The meeting is filmed in colour by Richard Stanley and Chris Morphet as The Who talk about the possibility of a Who movie. In many of the scenes, Pete talks about his fears that The Who is becoming a cabaret act with stage business that is overshadowing their music. Several such scenes, appearing in black-and-white, will later be used in the movie The Kids Are Alright.
1975 – During this month, Keith is interviewed in his bathrobe at his Sherman Oaks home by Tony Palmer for a television special. He is also filmed recording a new song “Do Me Good”.
1979 – The Who take a day trip to Germany to play a festival at “Zeppelinfeld” in Nuremburg. Other acts performing that day are Cheap Trick, Zanki & Band, Steve Gibbons Band, The Scorpions, Miram Makeba and AC/DC
1981 – Early in the month Pete nearly dies at The Club for Heroes, a trendy nightspot where the elite old guard meet the new synth bands ruling the pop charts. Partying with Paul Weller and Steve Strange, Pete goes to the bathroom and accepts an injection of heroin. He quickly passes out and is deposited in his car by the club’s bouncer. Pete’s driver quickly realizes that something is terribly wrong and races Pete to the hospital by which time he has stopped breathing and has a weak pulse. The doctors revive him, narrowly averting Pete dying almost to the day of the third anniversary of Keith Moon’s death.
1984 – During this month Pete writes the screenplay for the White City mini-movie by videotaping himself devising the story live on camera
1986 – Paul McCartney releases his album Press to Play that features Pete supplying lead guitar on the song “Angry.” Paul later says he got Pete to play after finding that the power chords he had written for the song caused him to start windmilling when he played it. You can listen to it on YouTube here
1989 – Part one of a two-part Pete interview is the cover story on this month’s Guitar Player. A lot of the first part concerns how Pete has adapted his guitar playing to accommodate his tinnitus problem. You can read the interview here
1989 – Drums and Drumming magazine cover story is “The Keith Moon Legend”.
1994 – Roger and John continue with the orchestral Daltrey Sings Townshend tour performing in Cleveland at the Richfield Coliseum
1997 – Pete initiates meetings with future wife Rachel Fuller in order to hire her as an orchestrator, “or that was what I told myself.”
2000 – A news report claims The Who were horrified after having been drawn as they currently look for the forthcoming U.S. cartoon show The Simpsons. They ask to be redrawn as they appeared in the mid 1970’s.
2005 – Alan Clayson’s book Keith Moon: Instant Party is published in the U.K. The U.S. release is October 28th
2006 – Actor Jason Statham tells reporters he wants to play Roger Daltrey in a bio-pic. “I like Roger Daltrey…He was brilliant in McVicar. If I could sing like him, I’d probably have a different career. He’s got a great voice. If they do a biopic, maybe they’ll choose me. That’ll be nice.”
2019 – The Who play Madison Square Garden in New York City