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I've got all sorts of things I want to say about Keith Moon. He used to be a lot of fun. Unfortunately he's turning into a little old man. It's a shame. He used to be young and unaffected by pop music but now he is obsessed with money. I still like him, and I don't really care what he thinks of me. He's the only drummer in England I really want to play with.

— Pete Townshend

Melody Maker - March 1966

Today in the Who's History

1965:

The Who's Tuesday night residency at the Marquee Club continues

1965:

The Who play in London

1966:

The Who play Wolsey Hall in Cheshunt

1966:

The Who play in Cheshunt

1967:

The Who play in London

1968:

The Who play in Edmonton

1968:

Call Me Lighting" backed with "Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde" enters the U.S. charts. It reaches #40 in the Billboard charts and #38 in Cash Box.

That night The Who perform at New Edmonton Gardens in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. After the show they are thrown out of their hotel's English-style pub for having long hair. In response John writes the song "What Are We Doing Here?"

Melody Maker prints a response from Pete to an Australian's letter. Pete says "Australia's not getting off that easy." He sarcastically adds The Who and many more British acts will soon be coming down under to make Aussies' lives miserable. "Air hostesses and anyone that knows the verses of 'Waltzing Matilda' had better hold their noses." On the same date Record Mirror says The Who will host a weekly television show called Sound and Picture City for the BBC. Each episode will feature a new song.

1974:

New Musical Express runs a profile on Terry Kennett the young man who played Jimmy in the Quadrophenia booklet

1976:

The Who play in Paris

1981:

The Who play in Manchester

1993:

Pete Townshend performs with the band for the Broadway musical The Who's Tommy at a private party at the West Bank Café in New York.

1996:

The John Entwistle Band continues their bus tour of North America with a show at The Fillmore in San Francisco
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