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I can't stand rap....people who can't sing do can sing rebellion as well as talk it....Hitler would have been in a rap band.

— John Entwistle

MTV Week in Rock - 1989

Today in the Who's History


The High Numbers perform at the Railway Hotel at the Harrow & Wealdstone train stop


The Who play in Cowdenbeath


The Who play the Ballerina Ballroom in Nairn, Scottland.


The Who play in Cardiff


In New Musical Express, Roger discusses the upcoming release of Quadrophenia and preparations for the Tommy movie. He also talks about problems with The Who's business affairs.


The Who play in Manchester


The Who play in Phoenix


The Quadrophenia Soundtrack is released. It features 2 sides of Quadrophenia tracks remixed by John, a third side of additional songs recorded by The Who for the movie along with the first official LP release of “Zoot Suit”, and a fourth side of favorite Mod records. Richard Williams pans the record in Melody Maker, but John Swenson in Rolling Stone says he prefers the new mixes. His opinion is shared by many Who fans. The LP reaches #23 in Britain, and #46 in the U.S.


Egyptian president Anwar Sadat is murdered by Islamic extremists. Roger later says that he records his solo song “Treachery” on that date.


The Who play in Chicago


The Who play in Birmingham


The Who bring their 25th Anniversary extravaganza to England for the first of four performances at the National Exhibition Centre in Birmingham


Petula Clark releases her CD Here For You with a cover of “Pinball Wizard.”


The Who play in New York
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