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9th October 2014

Updates made since 19 May 2014.

Tablature updates

Site and information updates

19th May 2014

Updates made since 1 March 2014.

Site and information updates

1st March 2014

Updates made since 9 October 2013.

Site and information updates

9th October 2013

Updates made since 19 May 2013.

Tablature updates

Site and information updates

19th May 2013

Updates made since 1 March 2013.

Site and information updates

  • General/Misc:
    • Video Tutorials ~New: Eric Rubenstein has been kind enough to create some video tutorials on Who songs to go along with some Whotabs transcriptions. 19 May 2013
  • Pete’s gear:
    • Hiwatt ‘CP103’ no. 25 ~Update: Photos of what appears to be a Hiwatt CP103 (unknown serial number), likely from 1971, with “The Who” customisation, courtesy Robert Scholz. 14 March 2013
    • Collings OM-1 acoustics, and Gibson J-200 acoustics ~Update: Added photos of these guitars from Pete’s; NYPL appearance in October 2012, courtesy Glenn Ehlers. 2 March 2013

1st March 2013

Updates made since 9 October 2012.

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9 October 2012

Updates made since 23 August 2012.

Tablature updates

  • Guitar
    • Love, Reign O’er Me ~Revision: Revised transcription for guitar. 21 Sept. 2012
    • Quadrophenia Complete (389kb) ~Revision: Updated with new Love, Reign O’er Me and Sea And Sand transcriptions. 21 Sept. 2012
    • Sea And Sand ~Revision: Revised transcription for guitar. 13 Sept. 2012

Site and information updates

23 August 2012

Updates made since 19 May 2012.

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  • Bass

Site and information updates

19 May 2012

Updates made since 9 October 2011.

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1 March 2012

Updates made since 9 October 2011.

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9 October 2011

Updates made since 19 May 2011.

Tablature updates

  • Tablature
    • Overture from Tommy (Full Score) ~New: Full score of the Overture, including single instrument scores and accompanying midi file, courtesy Ken Traub. 15 June 2011

Site and information updates

19 May 2011

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1 March 2011

Updates made between 19 May 2010 and 1 March 2011.

Tablature updates

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19 May 2010

Whotabs site reorganisation!

Whotabs has been reorganised. It’s been a few years since the last redesign, and the site has grown considerably since that time, thanks to your contributions. Now, all pages are now at new, cleaner URLs, though all old links will be automatically redirected, and old bookmarks will continue to work. This was done to make the site more logically organised and make it easier to find pages within each section of the site. For example, all equipment pages are now in a new “gear” directory. And all tablature is in a new “tablature” directory. Plus, the tab files will now display in a more friendly format.

Along with the reorganisation, pages have been cleaned up, broken links fixed, and typos corrected. Plus, some new pages have been added, and the PA pages have been divided out into eras.

See below for details of all recent updates to the site. And if you happen to come across broken links or problems with the site due to the reorganisation, please contact us.

Tablature updates

  • Goin’ Mobile ~Revision: Revised transcription for guitar. 19 May 2010
  • Who Are You ~Revision: Revised transcription for guitar. 19 May 2010
  • Compilations – Greatest Hits Live ~Updated: Added new live greatest hits package to the Compilations tablature index. 3 April 2010
  • Water (Live) ~New: Transcription for guitar, intro of live versions of this track, which differ from the studio version. Thanks to O.D. 25 March 2010
  • Ooh Poo Pah Doo ~New: Transcription for guitar of this High Numbers cover of Jessie Hill. 23 June 2009

Site and information updates

  • Full Whotabs reorganisation
    • All pages have new, cleaner URLs, though all old links will be automatically redirected, and old bookmarks will continue to work.
    • New, more logically organised directory structure, “gear,” “tablature” and “resources” directories.
    • Tab files display in a more friendly format.
    • General page cleanup, broken links fixed, and typos corrected.
    • PA pages divided into eras.
    • Other new pages added.
    • Updated page layout, but still with layout options
  • PA
    • PA pages now separated ~Update: The PA “page” has now been broken up into eras separated out by pages. 18 May 2010
    • PA/Studer recording rig on 1979 U.S. tour ~Update: Added new info about Studer recording rig, tremendous thanks to Michael Garvey of Showco. 10 May 2010
    • Mavis Quad PA ~Update: Added new info about Mavis mixer history thanks to Chris Quayle, formerly of IES. 10 May 2010
    • Microphones ~Update: Added Shure microphone ad from 2009. 10 May 2010
  • Roger’s gear:
    • Roger’s Guitars ~New: A work-in-progres page of Roger’s stage use of guitars with The Who. 12 May 2010
  • John’s gear:
  • Pete’s gear:

1 March 2010

Updates made between 19 May 2009 and 1 March 2010.

Tablature updates

Site and information updates

  • Pete’s gear:
    • Smashed guitars ~Numerous updates: 13 August 1967, 8 September 1967, 8 October 1967, 13 July 1968, 14 July 1968, 30 August 1968, 27 April 1969 and 7 December 1971, thanks to Craig Folkes, Jay from Brooklyn, Larry T. Malinowski, Rory Callaghan, Dadion Lester and Geoff Davidson. 1 March 2010
    • Signature Gibson Les Paul Deluxe ~Update: Added control and wiring diagram of reissue Les Paul Deluxe. Thanks to Jim Evanoff. 10 Aug. 2009
    • Fender Pro “head” ~Revision: Clarified description and specification of this customised amp from 1964–65. Thanks to Lee Phillips. 10 Aug. 2009
    • Rickenbacker 1964 300/S12 ~News: This guitar is up for sale on ebay. 6 July 2009
    • Gibson SG Special ~News (5 June 2009): According to contactmusic.com, Pete’s “Woodstock” SG Special will be on display at the Hard Rock Café in London in July. 5 June 2009
  • Keith’s drumkits:

19 May 2009

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  • Pete’s gear:
    • Pete’s Sunn 100S amplifiers ~Updated: Added new photos of the Who’s first use of Sunn equipment, at Union Catholic High School, Scotch Plains, New Jersey, on 29 Nov. 1967. Thanks to Angelo Del Monte. 18 May 2009
    • Pete’s Coral Hornet guitar ~Updated: Added new photos of Pete’s first use of a Coral Hornet guitar, at Union Catholic High School, Scotch Plains, New Jersey, on 29 Nov. 1967. Thanks to Angelo Del Monte. 18 May 2009
    • Pete’s Fender Showman amp ~Updated: Corrected reference from Dual Showman to Showman. Thanks to Andres Swan. 16 May 2009
  • Keith’s drumkits:
    • Keith’s borrowed kits ~Updated: Noted use of Rogers Swiv-O-Matics mounts on borrowed Slingerland kit in 1967. Thanks to Craig Law. 16 May 2009
    • Keith’s final Premier kit ~Updated: Noted use of two Zildjian cymbals. Thanks to Nicholas Yamamoto. 16 May 2009

1 March 2009

Updates made between 19 May 2008 and 1 March 2009.

Tablature updates

  • Cookin’ ~New: transcription for guitar for this Pete Townshend solo song. Courtesy edstow. 5 Dec. 2008
  • Cousin Kevin Model Child ~Revision: final chord for this transcription for guitar updated. Courtesy Sameer Barua. 5 Dec. 2008
  • Free Me ~New: transcription for guitar for this Roger Daltrey solo song. Courtesy Martin. 10 Aug. 2008
  • Blind As A Bat ~New: transcription for guitar for this Simon Townshend Band song. Courtesy Raphael Schmid. 6 July 2008
  • The Way It Is ~New: transcription for guitar for this Simon Townshend Band song. Courtesy William Cowan. 25 June 2008
  • Keith Moon solo ~New: added new solo transcription index page for Keith, though it houses only one existing tab. h/t Mark R. 27 May 2008

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19 May 2008

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1 March 2008

Site and information updates

  • Site updates:
    • Whotabs site ~Overhaul: major site cleanup, including: correcting typos, fixing layouts and rearranging some pages, fixing broken and out-of-date links, cleaning up the HTML code (for XHTML 1.0 Strict compliance) and improved all-browser support. 28 Jan. 2008
  • Pete’s gear:
    • Miscellaneous guitars: 1965 Gibson Firebird XII ~Revision: updated whereabouts of this guitar, thanks to Aiden 26 Feb. 2008
    • Fender Pro “head” ~Revision: clarified description and specification of this customised amp from 1964–65. 7 Feb. 2008
    • Fylde Ariel ~New: work-in-progress detail page on the small-bodied acoustic guitar that Pete has used since 1979. 28 Jan. 2008
    • Collings Guitars ~New: work-in-progress detail page on the acoustic guitars Pete has used on stage and in the studio in recent years. 28 Jan. 2008
    • Pete’s Signature Series ~Revision: added EMS VCS3 ad, ca. 1971, courtesy Bill Keller. 15 Jan. 2008
    • Fender Jazzmasters ~New: detail page on this stage-used guitar model. 4 Jan. 2008
    • Big Muff Pi pedal ~New: detail page on this stage- and studio-used guitar fuzz pedal in 1976–78. 4 Jan. 2008
    • Smashed guitars ~Revision: added smashed guitars for 23 December 1973 and 14 December 1975, thanks to Chris. 31 Dec. 2007
  • John’s gear
  • PA and foldback:

30 December 2007

Site and information updates

  • PA/Foldback & Sound Reinforcement:
    • The Who’s Stage Lighting ~New: Detailed look at The Who’s pioneering achievements in stage lighting and lasers, starting in 1970, with thanks to Roger Searle. 14 Dec. 2007
    • The Who’s PA ~Revision: various updates, including indentification of the Marshall 8x10 cabinets used with the PA from 1968–70. 26 Dec. 2007
    • The Who’s PA ~Revision: added info about acquiring Sunn PA in November 1967, thanks to Dave Goessling. 7 Nov 2007
  • Pete’s gear:
    • Pete’s 1970s Peavey Vintage 4x10 amplifier ~New: added detail page on Pete’s use of a 1970s Peavey Vintage 4x10 amplifier in the studio in 1977 and 1981, thanks to Hal Rollins. 29 Dec. 2007
    • Pete’s Equipment History ~Revision: updated with Pete’s use of a 1970s Peavey Vintage 4x10 amplifier in the studio in 1977 and 1981, thanks to Hal Rollins. 29 Dec. 2007
    • 1952 Radiotone Archtop guitar ~New: Pete’s 1952 Radiotone archtop guitar, which was the first guitar he knew as a child, acquired from his Uncle Jack and sold this year for charity, with thanks to Adam Hope. 14 Dec. 2007
    • Pete’s Les Paul Deluxes ~Update: added new photos of the #5 Wine Red 1976 Les Paul Deluxe, thanks to Brad Rodgers, and fixed some typos. 14 Dec 2007
    • Pete’s Takamine guitars ~Update: added new photos of the #4 Takamine EN-20 guitar, thanks to Brad Rodgers, and whereabouts of one of the guitars. 14 Dec 2007
    • Pete’s Schecter/Giffin ‘Telecaster’ Guitars ~Update: added new photos of the black single-bound Schecter, thanks to Brad Rodgers. 14 Dec 2007
    • Pete’s Hiwatt CP103 amps ~Update: added new photos of sn892 Hiwatt CP103 and Hiwatt stack, thanks to Brad Rodgers. 14 Dec 2007
    • Pete’s Grimshaw ~Update: added quote from Pete via Frank Allen of the Searchers about where he purchased this guitar and why it was fitted with a Rickenbacker truss-rod cover, thanks to Guy Mackenzie. 4 Dec 2007
    • Smashed guitars ~Revision: added further information about Stratocaster smashed guitar in Melbourne, Australia, 25/26 January, 1967, thanks to Geoff Lowe. 26 Nov 2007
    • Pete’s Signature Series & Endorsements ~Revision: added Fane speakers endorsement, thanks to Martin Forsbom. 26 Nov 2007
    • Schecter guitars ~Revision: added new, natural-finish, single-bound Schecter photos, thanks to Martin Forsbom. 11 Nov 2007
    • Sunn amplifiers ~Revision: added info about when these amps were acquired by Pete, thanks to Dave Goessling. 7 Nov 2007
    • Coral guitars ~Revision: added info about when these guitars were acquired by Pete, thanks to Dave Goessling. 7 Nov 2007
    • Smashed guitars ~Revision: added smashed guitar in 1965, thanks to Max the Mod. 7 Nov 2007
  • John’s bass guitars:
  • Keith’s drumkits:

9 October 2007

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  • Pete’s gear:
    • ARP synthesizers ~New: New work-in-progress detail equipment page. 14 Aug. 2007
    • Pete’s Home Studio ~Added link: Linked to new interview — “Tracking Townshend” — in EQ Magazine with Pete on his studio practices. 3 Aug. 2007
    • Smashed guitars ~Updated: Update to 17 June 1993 (Letterman show) — correction to a Gibson J-200, which was smashed for charity, thanks to Chris. 2 July 2007
    • Smashed guitars ~Updated: Update to 3 August 1971, thanks to Michael Nolan. 15 June 2007
    • Smashed guitars ~Updated: Update to 30 November 1982, thanks to Tom Parker. 21 May 2007
  • John’s bass guitars:
    • John’s basses 1974–1985 ~Revision: Added John’s reported use of a Hamer 12-string bass. Thanks to Patrick Milliken.14 Aug. 2007

19 May 2007

Tablature updates

  • Overture (Live) ~Updated: Typo corrected in “Pinball Wizard” section (Fsus4 and F were tabbed as F#sus4 and F#), thanks to John C. 18 May 2007
  • There’s A Doctor (Bass–Live) ~Updated: Added repeat, thanks to John C. 29 April 2007
  • Goin’ Fishin’ ~New: Transcription for organ arranged for guitar, from Big T. – 15 April 2007
  • A Man In A Purple Dress ~ Revision: Corrected time signature, thanks to Yusof Becker– 15 March 2007
  • Real Good Looking Boy ~ Revision: Corrected end-of-bridge chords, thanks to Sameer Barua– 7 March 2007

Site and information updates

  • Pete’s gear:
    • Fender Eric Clapton Stratocasters ~ Updated: Added YouTube clip of Alan Rogan discussing Pete’s guitars and Vibro King amps 15 May 2007
    • Fender Vibro King amplifiers ~ Updated: Added YouTube clip of Alan Rogan discussing Pete’s guitars and Vibro King amps 15 May 2007
    • Harmony H1270 12-string acoustic guitar ~Updated: Clarified spec, including tailpiece, and added link to Harmony Database. Thanks to Dave Goessling. 8 May 2007
    • Smashed guitars ~Updated: Updates to 5 November 1973, thanks to Clint Nurse, and to 22 November 1967, thanks to Rob Ober. 5 May 2007
    • Gibson Les Paul Deluxe ~Updated: Added details and pics of the cherry sunburst Les Paul Deluxe that was auctioned by Christie’s in 2005, thanks to Clint Nurse. 1 May 2007
    • Gibson SG Special ~Updated: Added details and pics of the Polaris White Gibson SG Special that was auctioned by Christie’s in 2004, thanks to Clint Nurse. 1 May 2007
  • Keith’s drumkits:
  • John’s bass guitars:

1 March 2007

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11 December 2006

Whotabs returns

11 December 2006

To Whotabs’ faithful fans:

Thank you all for your support and encouragement during Whotabs’ downtime. When thewho.net crashed this summer, wiping out all data, I was in the unfortunate position of having my local file archives spread across three computers (believe me, I won’t do that again…). A subsequent move of my residence meant I had to wait to get the old PC that had the most archive files reconnected and everything sorted out amongst the three collections.

With the new album out and Whotabs’ fans’ interest continuing apace, I have finally over the last week gotten everything together and re-uploaded to the site.

Whotabs has been going since 1997, and there’s a lot of info and images amassed in these pages (with many thanks due to all who contribute). But because of its large size, and the fact that my archive files weren’t all in the same place, there may be some rough spots around the site, especially with images in the Gear sections.

So if you happen across any broken links or pages that look a bit off, please complete the feedback form and I’ll try to address them as soon as possible. Further, if you have submitted tab files or gear updates since June, I would request that you resubmit them to me also via the feedback form.

Again, many thanks to all for your support, readership and contributions.

Litgo

19 May 2006

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Site and information updates

  • Pete’s gear:
    • Pete Townshend Signature Series ~ Revision: Added new Marshall 40th anniversary JTM45/100 stack. Not a Pete (or John) signature item, but this amplifier stack is to commemorate Pete and John’s original 1965 JTM45/100 amps and 8x12 cabinets — the first Marshall stack. – 28 Jan. Revision: Added additional Marshall 40th anniversary JTM45/100 stack photo, courtesy Mark Herman. – 26 April
    • Pete Townshend’s home studio instruments ~ Revision: Added photo/description of Pete with brothers Simon and Paul.
  • Keith’s drumkits:
  • PA/Foldback:

21 January 2006

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23 August 2005

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19 May 2005

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24 April 2005

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  • New Site Features
  • Pete’s gear:
    • Pete’s Endorsements & Signature Series & Endorsements
      • Renamed and reorganized this page into logical categories.
      • Revised Gibson SJ-200 Signature information, as Gibson Montana indicates the first 150 guitars were produced with Pete’s signature, and that there are others of the model available without the signature.
      • Added new signature item: the Pete Townshend Gibson Signature Les Paul Deluxe.
    • Pete’s Vox AC-100 amps ~ Added internal and external photos of a generic Vox AC-100 MkII amp
    • Hiwatt CP103 ~ New internal/external photos of a 1969-era Hiwatt DR103 featuring the same modification as The Who’s pre-CP103 amplifiers from 1969. (Please note: This amp has not been verified as a Who-owned amp.)
    • Fender Telecasters ~ Closeup photo of three-pickup Telecaster model from TV promo appearance in 1966.
  • John’s gear:
  • Keith’s drumkits:
    • Keith’s Champagne Silver Premier kit ~ New photos and whereabouts information.
    • Keith’s Zickos kit ~ New photos of Keith playing this kit in 1971.
    • Keith’s Borrowed kits ~ New borrowed kits: A Premier kit used for recording Tommy; an early Premier kit possibly borrowed from Doug Sandom and used in the early Who/High Numbers days; The Beachcombers-era borrowed kits for photo sessions; a Rogers kit borrowed for an early Who photo session in 1964.
    • Keith’s Early kits ~ More information and photos on Keith’s first Premier 55 kit.
  • PA and foldback ~ Added internal and external photos of a rare generic Vox 50-watt PA

1 March 2005

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14 February 2005

Full Site Redesign:

  • Full site overhaul, for cleaner code and better organization.
  • New global menu, for consistent navigation throughout the site.
  • New style and layout (plus alternate page styles for modern browsers)
  • New RSS (Really Simple Syndication) feed for syndicating site updates.
  • Unusable (JavaScript-only) popup links converted to usable format.

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25 December 2004

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3 December 2004

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23 August 2004

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19 May 2004

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15 March 2004

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1 March 2004

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28 December 2003

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9 October 2003

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26 July 2003

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27 June 2003

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19 May 2003

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19 March 2003

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12 February 2003

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1 January 2003

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11 November 2002

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8 August 2002

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19 May 2002

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20 April 2002

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1 March 2002

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29 January 2002

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13 January 2002

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26 December 2001

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7 December 2001

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31 October 2001

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13 October 2001

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29 September 2001

2 September 2001

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23 August 2001

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4 August 2001

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12 July 2001

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10 June 2001

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19 May 2001

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30 March 2001

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25 February 2001

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  • New covers index with songs covered by The Who/High Numbers.
  • Updated equipment overview in Site Resources index ~ New Baba O’Riley synthesizer info. Thanks to Rich Rowley for the information.

8 February 2001

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25 January 2001

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19 November 2000

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14 October 2000

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14 August 2000

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17 July 2000

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4 July 2000

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19 May 2000

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7 April 2000

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26 March 2000

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17 February 2000

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29 January 2000

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16 January 2000

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8 January 2000

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24 December 1999

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12 December 1999

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21 November 1999

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25 September 1999

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3 September 1999

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14 August 1999

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  • New Compilation album index with transcriptions listed by compilation album (e.g., greatest hits, box sets, live, etc.) in order of release. Includes release dates and chart information, where available.

12 July 1999

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20 June 1999

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4 June 1999

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19 May 1999

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12 April 1999

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3 April 1999

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15 February 1999

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9 October 1998

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22 July 1998

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19 May 1998

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9 April 1998

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25 January 1998

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27 September 1997

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17 September 1997

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20 July 1997

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  • Updated!

6 July 1997

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  • 9 new songs and 5 revisions.

19 May 1997

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  • Someone’s birthday

29 June 1997

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  • 29 June 1997 21:59:56 +0100
    Whotabs, the definitive online tablature resource, goes live!

5 June 1997

Gary Leeke broadcasts the following note to the Who mail and usenet groups:

As some of you may remember, Litgo and myself have been working hard to get a database of Whotabs together since the demise of Kenny Sahr’s site. I’m hoping to complete work on the new Who guitar tabs site by Sunday, so if anybody has any who tabs to submit ” please do so now! We still have some empty categories so if anybody has any bass tabs, stb, or John Entwistle tabs handy, do get in touch!

13 April 1997

Gary Leeke broadcasts the following note to the Who mail and usenet groups:

The Who Guitar Page is once again up and running. However, it’s currently a skeletal framework and much work still has to be done on it (graphics to be incorporated etc...) so please bear with us.
We are also in the process of updating and correcting many tabs so we can only apologize if your required material is not currently available.
Please drop by regularly to check on the progress: http://www.schoolsucks.com/thewho/

13 March 1997

Gary Leeke broadcasts the following note to the Who mail and usenet groups:

Kenny, Litgo and myself are currently relocating ‘The Who Guitar Page’. We are hoping to expand the site and are therefore looking for fresh tabs for inclusion on the new site.
Especially wanted:
Previously untabbed Who songs & Solo Pete Townshend tabs
Solo Roger Daltrey tabs
Simon Townshend tabs
Please e-mail me privately if you have anything to contribute.