William Snyder's stunning book of photographs of The Who. The first 50 US customers to order a book at www.jointogetherwiththebook.com before Thursday 4pm Eastern time, will get a Holiday upgrade - a signed copy of the book for the regular price of $59.95 plus shipping. 50% of all profits go to Teen Cancer America! www.jointogetherwiththebook.com
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On 17th December 1966 The Who's UK chart-topping EP 'Ready Steady Who' is released. https://www.udiscovermusic.com/stories/whos-lesser-known-uk-1/
50 YEARS OF THE WHO 17 December 1968. Billed as "The Who's Xmas Party", tonight's gig at the Marquee Club in Wardour Street, London was a rip-roaring great night but sadly the last time The Who ever played there. The support for tonight's show was a 'great new group' called Yes. During The Who's set Who fan Nigel Cornthwaite got up on stage to join them on vocals for 'Magic Bus'.
50 YEARS OF THE WHO 14 December 1968. The Who played a one-off gig in Brentwood, Essex and the Bubbles Club which was situated in a dimly-lit, smelly and cold disused warehouse. Inside there was a small stage set up in one corner, barely six inches off the floor. Nevertheless the place drew in the crowds. Over the following weeks East End band, the Small Faces would play here as would the Jimi Hendrix Experience. Anyone here go to this gig? Got any memories of the place?
50 YEARS OF THE WHO A Thursday night gig in the Great Hall (what a venue!) at the University of Reading for The Who, supported by Pete Brown and His Battered Ornaments. (Pete Brown, in case you don't know, is the performance poet who wrote several of Cream's hits including 'I Feel Free', 'White Room', 'SWLABR' and 'Sunshine Of Your Love'.) The Who were paid £475 for this gig. Not a bad fee for 1968. For 'Magic Bus' their friend Jess Roden of the Alan Bown Set, who had sung backing vocals on the record, joined them on stage.
49 YEARS OF THE WHO 14 December 1969. Well, not quite 49 years but 49 years and two days. Seeing how you all really enjoyed The Who's performance of 'A Quick One While He's Away' at the Rolling Stones' Rock and Roll Circus yesterday, here they are again the following year in 1969 performing it at the London Coliseum. And as someone commented yesterday, this was when The Who changed from being a pop group and became a rock band. This show was after they had released Tommy and performed it many, many times that year, and after they had played Woodstock and the Isle of Wight. The footage was shot by Chris Stamp but wasn't released at the time because of it being poorly lit. But the music's good so sit back and enjoy . . . starting with Keith planting a big kiss on The Ox's cheek! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E4uUr5xIfFY
50 YEARS OF THE WHO 10 and 11 December 1968. And what a momentous two days in rock'n'roll history they were. But then again you had to wait 28 years to finally see what all the fuss was about. On these two days fifty years ago The Rolling Stones gathered together their friends The Who, John Lennon and Yoko Ono, Eric Clapton, Mitch Mitchell, the lovely Marianne Faithfull, Jethro Tull, Taj Mahal, Julius Katchen, violinist Ivry Gitlis and the delightful Donyale Luna to take part in what was billed as The Rolling Stones' Rock and Roll Circus. Filmed at InterTel Studios in Stonebridge Park, Wembley by Michael Lindsay-Hogg with cameraman Tony Richmond in a circus tent and ring erected in the studio and financed by The Stones to the tune of around £50,000. The sound was recorded by Glyn Johns assisted by IBC Studios' Damon Lyon-Shaw. The first day was set aside for full rehearsal for each act. The Who decided to perform their mini-opera 'A Quick One, While He's Away' with Keith getting into the spirit of things by turning up to rehearsals in full clown's outfit with full face make-up. On the 11th things kicked off at 12 noon and filming continued right through until after 6.00am the following morning by which time both audience and acts were completely tired, worn out and despondent. Fortunately for The Who they were allocated a filming slot for four o'clock in the afternoon and once set up they were announced by Keith Richards with a simple, "And now, ladies and gentlemen, dig The Who . . ." Once completed a 54-minute cut of the whole show was made but the Stones were never pleased with the result and sadly the project was shelved. In 1977 Pete Townshend approached Mick Jagger and asked if Jeff Stein, the director of The Kids Are Alright, could see The Who's segment of the movie and permission was granted to include this in Stein's film. And finally in 1996, 28 years after the original event Allen Klein's company ABKCO finally released an edited 65-minute version of the movie on DVD with accompanying soundtrack. So here, ladies and gentlemen, is Keith Richards to introduce The 'Oo . . . https://vimeo.com/295072557?fbclid=IwAR252YsKSFAmAW_-DiilWhfrTtEAnpM95uXFCe0w0nZHejoTm7PXqmTKuF4
50 YEARS OF THE WHO 9 December 1968. The Who are back at the Pavilion in Bath for another pre-Christmas gig. In the afternoon the group rehearsed their set at the Londonderry House Hotel in Park Lane, London for the forthcoming Rolling Stones' Rock'n'Roll Circus. But more of that tomorrow, folks. In the meantime look who else is on at the Bath Pavilion.
50 YEARS OF THE WHO 7 December 1968. The Who play the Going Down Ball in the Anson Room, Students' Union at the University of Bristol. No sniggering at the back please; 'going down' means it's the end of the term/semester. As you can see from these photos, Roger was by now beginning to adopt the long, curly hair and the fringed suede outfits which so characterised his 'rock god' look of the late 60s/early 70s.
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Roger will be Johnnie’s guest on BBC Radio 2 Johnnie Walker’s Sounds of the 70s this Sunday 9th December at 3:00pm taking about his autobiography Thanks A Lot Mr Kibblewhite and his life with The Who. The programme will also be available to listen to after broadcast on the new BBC Sounds app. https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m0001gvj
A groundbreaking song in British rock history, and the album of the same name was released on this day in 1965; The Who Unleash ‘My Generation’ https://www.udiscovermusic.com/stories/who-record-my-generation/
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50 YEARS OF THE WHO 30 November 1968. A Saturday night gig for The Who at the Owens Union at Manchester University, originally scheduled for 23 November this booking had to be moved because of their gig in Devizes. We have no further information about the Owens Union gig so if you were there 50 years ago tonight tell us how it was and what you remember.
OTD 1975 The Who’s ‘Squeezebox’ hit the US Chart; the bands' longest-running US single… https://www.udiscovermusic.com/stories/the-who-hit-championed-by-ronnie-lane/
@SevenDecades is coming to the @vamuseum in January 2019 with a specially commissioned version of our spectacular live show. This is going to be our most exciting and innovative performance yet and will bring you closer than ever to the action, and these amazing guitars. Tickets are very limited and available now on the @vamuseum website or using the links below: Friday 11th January (V&A Members Only) - https://www.vam.ac.uk/event/Lbg3a2bn/seven-decades-with-q-a Saturday 12th / Sunday 13th January - https://www.vam.ac.uk/event/gBQL52xo/seven-decades-jan-2019 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yIZdBzPDIqg