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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 Detours play at the White Hart Hotel in Acton


The Who start a 16-week residency playing Tuesday nights at The Marquee Club, London. The Marquee Club started out on Oxford Street in 1958 as one of London's greatest jazz clubs but by 1964, when it was forced to move to a new location on Wardour Street, it was better known for the new electric R&B played by Manfred Mann, The Yardbirds and The Moody Blues. The Who took over the dead night of Tuesday and on the first night only 30 people show up even with Kit and Chris giving out free whisky. To build attendance they start plastering Soho with a striking new poster. The opening act their first night is The Sneakers.


The Who play the Town Hall in Stourbridge


The Who play The Pavilion in Worthing


The Who play The Swinging Gate in Fort Wayne, Indiana. After the show The Who go to local booking agent Linda Wren's home for Thanksgiving dinner.


The all-star recording of Tommy by the London Symphony orchestra is released in the U.K.


A short letter from Pete appears in Melody Maker. He apologizes to the fans about the poor facilities at London's Lyceum and says that next year The Who will play in larger venues with cheaper seats. Letters from fans follow his.


The Who play The Omni in Atlanta


Roger appears on The Late Show with David Letterman in New York singing “My Generation. “,
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