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I used to talk to Kit about Pop Art a lot and suddenly he came out with this idea. He told us: 'Keith is going to have a bullseye on his T -shirt, Pete is going to wear badges' – all these were his ideas. At the beginning it took a lot of guts to wear them.

— Pete Townshend

Melody Maker - March 1966

Today in the Who's History

1962:

The Detours start a residency at the Grand Ballroom in Kent. They play there at least once a month until the early summer of 1963

1963:

U.S. President John F. Kennedy is assassinated. On the same day Garnet Mimms & the Enchanters' LP Cry Baby and 11 Other Hits enters the U.S. charts. One of the hits is “Anytime You Need Me, “ which will be re-titled “Anytime You Want Me “ when The Who cover it. Also hitting the charts on this date is The Miracles' “I Gotta Dance To Keep From Crying “ that becomes a live staple of the early Who.

1965:

The Who play in Cambridge

1967:

The Who play a dance at The New Barn on the Lions Delaware County Fairgrounds in Muncie, Indiana

1968:

John and his wife Alison head back to their old school, opening the annual Acton County Grammar Christmas charity bazaar.
The Who play the Corn Exchange in Devizes, Wiltshire

1971:

The Who play the Atlanta Municipal Auditorium

1973:

The Who play the Forum in Los Angeles.

1974:

“Postcard “ backed with “Put the Money Down “, the single pulled from the Odds & Sods LP, hits the U.S. Cash Box charts. It reaches #64 there but fails to make the Billboard charts. With this release, John Entwistle finally gets a composer credit on the A side of a Who single in the U.S. and Canada.

1975:

The Who play the Mid-South Coliseum in Memphis

1993:

Pete is interviewed by Terry Gross on the National Public Radio (U.S.) program Fresh Air. He discusses how, after his 1991 hand injury, he began to investigate his childhood and discovered he had repressed memories of abuse by his grandmother.
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