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1948
John "Rabbit " Bundrick is born in Baytown, Texas.

1963
The Acton Gazette and Post prints an article called "The Detours are finding a way to fame. " According to Detours fan club president Angela Dives, over thirty people have joined the Detours fan club and the number is growing fast.
The Detours play at the Oldfield Hotel in Greenford

1967
The Who begin their first headlining tour of the U.S. at the Civic Auditorium in Fargo, North Dakota with supporting act the Unbelievable Uglies. The Mayor of Fargo accuses the Who of inciting the teen audience with their instrument-destroying behavior and bans them from ever appearing there again.

1967
The Who play in Fargo

1968
The Who appear on the BBC-1 children's show Crackerjack where they perform "Magic Bus. "",

1970
The Who return to Leeds University. Desperate for new material and trying not to supply the same show they recorded there in February, The Who cut more songs out of Tommy and replace them with covers of "Daddy Rolling Stone, " "Cinnamon Girl " and "Alright Now. "",

1970
The Who play in Leeds

1973
Keith spends his free day in Los Angeles sleeping in his hotel room for 10 hours.

1975
The Who play the L.S.U. Assembly Center in Baton Rouge, Louisiana

1975
The Who play in Baton Rouge

1977
Keith Moon takes Melody Maker journalist Chris Welch on a "punk rock pub crawl. " They arrive at one of the major punk clubs, The Vortex, in Keith's Rolls Royce. Spying the queue of punks waiting to get in, Keith berates them. "Call yourselves anarchists? I've never queued in my life! I'll show you how to walk into a club! " He promptly marches in past the bouncers to the punks' cheers.

1989
Joseph Townshend is born to Karen and Pete.


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