October 1, 2020

Today in Whostory: 9/11/2020

1965 – The Who play the Imperial Ballroom in Nelson, Lancashire

1966 – The Who play the Ultra Club at The Downs Hotel in Hassocks, Sussex

1966 – Keith has his car stolen stolen from outside his home. Police would find it the next day. The incident would be reported in the Kensington Post on the 16th

1971 – Who’s Next hits its peak on the Billboard charts at #4, repeating the position the next week. Keeping the record from the top spot are Every Picture Tells a Story by Rod Stewart, Every Good Boy Deserves Favour by The Moody Blues and Tapestry by Carole King.

1975 – Rolling Stone magazine features an article titled “Daltrey: What the Who’s Been Doing” as well as a review of Roger’s new album “Ride a Rock Horse”

1979 – The Who play the Capitol Theater in Passaic, New Jersey

1982 – The Who play the Birmingham International Arena in Birmingham, West Midlands

1982 – Billboard reports that several arrests were made after a scuffle in line for Who tickets at the Pittsburgh Civic Arena. 1500 waited overnight through a rainstorm for the box office to open at 10am.
There is also an article about Twentieth Century Fox’s rights to The Who’s upcoming tour. The same issue features “It’s Hard” in their Spotlight reviews and shows It’s Hard climbing the chart

1982 – Billboard reports on Twentieth Century Fox’s rights to The Who’s upcoming tour. The same issue features “It’s Hard” in their Spotlight reviews

1985 – Roger picks up a lifetime achievement award for The Who at a reception held before Record Bar’s annual convention in Hilton Head, South Carolina. According to Getty Images, he was also in New York this day getting photographed.

1991 – John makes his longtime girlfriend Maxene the second “My Wife” in a ceremony in Las Vegas. Their witness is an Elvis impersonator

1994 – Roger and John continue with the orchestral Daltrey Sings Townshend tour performing in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania at the Mann Music Center

2002 – The Las Vegas coroner releases his final report on John Entwistle’s death. He confirms that John suffered a heart attack after taking cocaine. His night’s companion, stripper Alison Rowse, remembers his last words as a request that she not let him sleep on his back since fellow rock stars Jimi Hendrix and John Bonham had died choking on vomit in their sleep.

2007 – The Ragamuffins of Love featuring Eff Dupp release their CD WISE UP! containing a cover of “It’s Not True”.

2012 – Pete is photographed for The Times by Robert Wilson

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