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THE WHO IN MARCH



10 YEARS AGO THIS MONTH

On the 7th, Pete's 2nd demo collection, "Another Scoop," is released.  It
reaches #198 on the U.S. Billboard charts.

15 YEARS AGO THIS MONTH

Roger's 1st collection of his solo greatest hits, "Best Bits" is
released.  It reaches #185 on the U.S. Billboard charts

20 YEARS AGO THIS MONTH

The Who's suit against former managers Kit Lambert and Chris Stamp is
settled with negotiations between Pete and Stamp; Pete receives a $1
million check for his U.S. copyrights to date and The Who gain rights to
all their recordings from "Substitute" on.  Bitterly depressed, Pete goes
out to get drunk.  He runs into Paul Cook and Steve Jones of The Sex
Pistols at The Speakeasy.  After they express disappointment that The
Who might break up, Pete begins berating them.  He tears up the check,
leaves and passes out, awakened later by a cop who knows who he is and
lets him go home.  These events become the basis for the song "Who Are
You."

On the 30th, Pete demos "Never Ask Me" at Eel Pie Studios.  It is
intended but rejected for the next Who album.  Pete later sends it to
Quincy Jones for the next Frank Sinatra album, but Jones also rejects
it.  It ultimately ends up on "Another Scoop."


25 YEARS AGO THIS MONTH

Pete returns from visiting Meher Babas tomb in India.

On the 19th, The Observer puts The Who on the cover of their Colour
Supplement with a recreation of the pose used for their cover story in
1966.

30 YEARS AGO THIS MONTH

On the 2nd, The Who perform at the Marquee Club and are also videotaped. 
It is shown on German TVs "Beat Club" on the 11th.  Their performance of
"My Generation" is later released on the "Whos Better, Whos Best"
videotape and  "So Sad About Us" on the "30 Years Of Maximum RnB" videotape.

On the 8th, Keith Moon's daughter Mandy is born. 

On the 13th, The Who perform at Grandbye Hall in Leicester.

"A Quick One While Hes Away (part 1)" backed with "A Quick One While
Hes Away (part 2)" and "So Sad About Us" is released in Sweden.  It
reaches #19 there.

The Barron Knights release their single "Lazy Fat People," a song written
for them by Pete and secretly concerning Allan Klein.

The Jeff Beck Group releases a single with B-side "Beck's Bolero"
featuring Keith Moon on drums.

On the 18th, "Happy Jack" backed with "Whiskey Man" is released in the
U.S.  It reaches #24 in the Billboard charts becoming The Whos 1st Top
Forty record in America.

On the 22nd, The Who finally arrive in the U.S.  They touch down at
Kennedy Airport and proceed to the Drake Hotel.  But not for long.  Their insane hotel behavior will cause them to move over the next 2 weeks into 2 other hotels and ends with Pete sleeping on somebody's couch.

On the 23rd,  The Who attend dress rehearsals for the Murray the K shows
at the Brooklyn Fox Theater.  The stage hands think the group has gone
nuts when they start smashing their instruments, but applaud after they
realize its all part of the act.  On the same day in Britain, Track
Records, run by The Whos managers,  releases its 1st single, "Purple
Haze" by The Jimi Hendrix Experience.

On the 25th, the Who make their U.S. stage debut at "Murray The K's
Easter Show" at the Brooklyn Fox Theater.  Also on the same bill are
Wilson Pickett, Smokey Robinson and The Miracles and Cream.

While in New York, The Who record several advertisements for Coca-Cola.

35 YEARS AGO THIS MONTH

Around this time, John suggests to Roger that they might bring his friend
Pete in to play guitar in The Detours.

53 YEARS AGO THIS MONTH
On the 1st,  Roger Harry Daltrey is born in at 15 Percy Road, Shepherds
Bush, London.