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A lot of people in pop have taken acid and all of them have softened up and lost a lot of drive and basic ambition. Life can only be seen by being involved in real life, and not a lot of nebulous and ethereal ideas. Love is an aggressive and possessive thing - it's not just 'Forgive thy neighbour and be nice to everyone.

— Pete Townshend

Melody Maker - 12/30/1967

Today in the Who's History


The Who play at The Florida Room in Brighton


Melody Maker rates the “Magnificent seven: songwriters.” Pete is included with an emphasis on his mini-opera “A Quick One While He's Away.”


Pete is on Scene and Heard discussing the orchestral version of Tommy.


The Who arrive in Montreal, Canada, disembarking from the plane wearing paper hats made out of French in-flight newspapers and singing the French national anthem. That evening they perform at the Montreal Forum. Early the next morning The Who and twelve members of their entourage are jailed in Montreal after Pete and Keith wreck their hotel suites. They manage to post bail at 1:15pm when the local promoter pays $5,995.34 in cash to the police station and they perform that night at the Boston Garden where they rail to the audience about the Montreal police. John will go on to commemorate the arrest in the song “Cell Number Seven “ on his solo album Mad Dog.


The Who play in Des Moines


“Trick Of The Light “ backed with “905,” the first Who single outside Japan to have both A and B-sides written by John, is released in U.S. It does not make it onto the charts.


The Who's 1979 North American tour continues at the Pittsburgh Civic Arena.


Roger Daltrey begins his first solo tour at the Capitol Theater in Passaic, New Jersey.
Pete Townshend does a two-hour radio interview with Rockline.


John Entwistle and his band play at The Ritz in New York


The Who play at TD Bank North Garden in Boston.
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