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The only melody in our music was the guitar and three voices, All sorts of discussions went on as to whether or not to expand. There was even talk of having two drummers at one time!

— Pete Townshend

Beat Instrumental - December 1965

Today in the Who's History


The Who play in Perth


Melody Maker has its issue where “I'm a Boy” hits #1 on their charts. The headline is “Who's number one? know Who.” Inside is an interview with Who manager Kit Lambert.


The Who play the Kinema Ballroom in Dunfermline, Scottland.


Tommy comes to the attention of Charles E. Fager in Christian Century magazine He calls it “a thoroughly religious work.”


The Who play in Purley


Roger appears on French television to promote his new film Lisztomania


Pete launches his anti-heroin crusade with an interview in The Times called “My crusade to beat the drug menace.” The following day Pete again alienates his left-wing friends by addressing a meeting of the Young Conservatives at a Tory Party conference where he discusses his addiction to heroin and the need for Margaret Thatcher's Tory-led government to aid those trying to get off drugs.
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