THE WHO: RECORDING CHRONOLOGY


1964-1999

Green denotes studio session; Red denotes live session. Songs in italics are officially released versions.

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1964

Winter 1964 Pete Townshend's home, Ealing Common, London: Call Me Lightning (demo, V.2), You Don't Have To Jerk

6/64 Fontana Studios, London: I'm The Face, Zoot Suit, Leaving Here (V.1), Here 'Tis

Late 1964 Pye Studios, London: Baby Don't You Do It (V.3), Leaving Here (V.2)


1965

1/65 Pye Studios, London: I Can't Explain, Bald-Headed Woman.

3/11/65 IBC Studios, London: I Don't Mind, Please Please Please, I'm A Man (V.1), Lubie (Come Back Home), Heatwave (V.2), Motoring, You're Going To Know Me (early version of "Out In The Street"?), Leaving Here

Winter 1965 Pete Townshend's home, Chesham Place, Belgravia, London: La La La Lies (demo, V.2), The Kids Are Alright (demo, V.3), My Generation (demo, V.4), Circles (demo, V.3). The latter two songs may have been demo'd later in the year.

4/65 IBC Studios, London: Anyway, Anyhow, Anywhere (V.1), Anytime You Want Me, Daddy Rolling Stone

5/21/65 ITV Studios, London: Anyway, Anyhow, Anywhere (V.3)

5/24/65 BBC Playhouse Theatre, London: Just You And Me, Anyway, Anyhow, Anywhere, Leaving Here, Good Lovin'

8/6/65 5th National Richmond Jazz Festival, Richmond Athletic Ground: Daddy Rolling Stone, I Can't Explain, My Generation, Anyway, Anyhow, Anywhere, Shout And Shimmy. Part of "Shout And Shimmy" can be seen in the film The Kids Are Alright. "Anyway, Anyhow, Anywhere" can be seen in the home video Thirty Years Of Maximum R&B Live.

10/65 IBC Studios, London: A Legal Matter, The Ox

10/13 & 10/14/65 IBC Studios, London: My Generation (V.1), The Kids Are Alright

11/16/65 IBC Studios, London: The Kids Are Alright

11/22/65 BBC Playhouse Theatre, London: My Generation (V.10), The Good's Gone, La La La Lies

12/65 IBC Studios, London: In The City

12/24/65 Wembley Studios, West London: Jingle Bells, You Rang?


Also in 1965
Pete Townshend's home, Belgravia or Chelsea, London: Pete recorded a demo of his song Things Have Changed

1966

1/66 Unknown Venue, London: I Can't Explain (V. 2)

Winter 1966 Pete Townshend's home, Chelsea, London: Substitute (demo, V.5), Magic Bus (demo, V.5). The demo of "Magic Bus" was likely recorded in early '66, but may have been done earlier or later.

2/23/66 Olympic Studios, Barnes, Richmond: Anyway, Anywhow, Anywhere (V.2)

3/15/66 BBC Playhouse Theatre, London: Substitute, The Man With The Money, Dancing In The Street

6/14/66 Pye or IBC Studios, London: Disguises

Mid-1966 Pete Townshend's home, Chelsea, London: So Sad About Us (demo, V.3), I'm A Boy (demo)

8/1/66 IBC Studios, London: I'm A Boy (V.1)

8/66 IBC Studios, London: Barbara Ann (V.1), Batman (V.1 & 2), Bucket T, I'm A Boy (V.3), The Man With The Money, My Generation/Land Of Hope And Glory

9/13/66 BBC Playhouse Theatre, London: Disguises, I'm A Boy, So Sad About Us

10/66 Pye Studios, London: Cobwebs And Strange

10/66 IBC Studios, London: Run Run Run, I Need You

10/18/66 Wembley Studios, West London: Batman, My Generation, The Man With The Money, Happy Jack, In The City, Disguises (This set was recorded for the episode of "Ready Steady Go!" which was dedicated to the Who and temporarily renamed "Ready Steady Who!"; none of these tracks are featured on the EP Ready Steady Who!, however.

11/66 IBC Studios, London: Boris The Spider (V.1), Whiskey Man, Heatwave (V.1), Don't Look Away, See My Way, So Sad About Us, A Quick One, While He's Away (V.1), Happy Jack (V.7)

11/66 Regent Sound Studios, London: I've Been Away

11/10/66 CBS Studios, London: Happy Jack (V.1)

12/16/66 RyeMuse Studios, London: Please Don't Touch

Also in 1966 Pete Townshend's home studio, Wardour St., Soho, London: Happy Jack (demo, V.3)

1967

Early 1967 Karen Astley's flat, Eccleston Square, London: Pictures Of Lily (demo, V.2)

3/2/67 Marquee Club, Soho, Central London: Happy Jack, So Sad About Us, My Generation. This set was filmed and recorded for Radio Bremen Goes To London. "My Generation" can be seen in the home video Who's Better, Who's Best. "So Sad About Us" can be seen in the home video Thirty Years Of Maximum R&B Live.

4/5/67 IBC Studios, London: Pictures Of Lily

4/7/67 RyeMuse Studios: Doctor, Doctor

6/18/67 Monterey International Pop Festival: Substitute (V.6), Summertime Blues (V.3), Pictures Of Lily (V.3), A Quick One, While He's Away (V.4), Happy Jack (V.4), My Generation (V.7). "My Generation" can be seen in the film Monterey Pop. "A Quick One, While He's Away" can be seen in the home video Thirty Years Of Maximum R&B Live.

6/28/67 De Lane Lea Studios, London: (This Could Be) The Last Time, Under My Thumb

7/5/67 De Lane Lea Studios, London: I Can't Reach You, Glittering Girl (?-may have been recorded earlier in the year at De Lane Lea)

7/67 Talent Masters Studios, NY: Rael 1 & 2

8/67 Talent Masters Studios, NY: Someone's Coming, Relax, I Can See For Miles (not completed until September)

8/6/67 Talent Masters Studios, NY: Mary-Anne With The Shaky Hand (V.1)

8/7/67 Talent Master Studios, NY: Mary-Anne With The Shaky Hand (V.4)

8/16/67 Bradley's Barn, Nashville: Our Love Was. Brass overdubs were added to "Someone's Coming" during this session.

9/67 Goldstar Studios, Los Angeles: Completion of I Can See For Miles (V.1). Further mixing at CBS Studios, London during September.

9/15/67 CBS Television Studios, Los Angeles: My Generation (V.4)

10/67 De Lane Lea Studios, London: Medac, Silas Stingy, (In The) Hall Of The Mountain King

10/2/67 CBS Studios, London: Early Morning, Cold Taxi

10/4/67 De Lane Lea Studios, London: Mary-Anne With The Shaky Hand (V.2)

10/10/67 IBC Studios, London: Summertime Blues (V.7), My Way, I Can't Reach You, A Quick One, While He's Away, Our Love Was, Pictures Of Lily. The following were remixed or partially re-recorded for use by the BBC during this session: I Can See For Miles (remix released as V.4), Relax, Someone's Coming

10/11/67 De Lane Lea Studios, London: Heinz Baked Beans, Odorono

10/12/67 IBC Studios, London: Tattoo

10/20/67 IBC Studios, London: Armenia, City In The Sky

11/67 IBC Studios, London: Jaguar

11/2/67 IBC Studios, London: Sunrise

Also in 1967 Sound Techniques Studios, London: Girl's Eyes


Also in 1967
Pete Townshend's home, Wardour St., Soho, London: Pete's demo of his song, Politician was likely recorded during this year.

1968

1/68 De Lane Lea Studios, London: Glow Girl

1/4/68 Goldstar Studios, Los Angeles: Little Billy, Call Me Lightning, Dr. Jekyll And Mr. Hyde (?-may have been recorded at another session), Do You Want Kids, Kids? (may not have been recorded at all)

4/5/68 Fillmore East, NY: Substitute, Pictures Of Lily, Summertime Blues, Fortune Teller, Tattoo, Little Billy, I Can't Explain, Happy Jack, Relax, I'm A Boy, A Quick One, While He's Away, C'Mon Everybody, Shakin' All Over, Boris The Spider, My Generation

4/6/68 Fillmore East, NY: Summertime Blues, Fortune Teller, Tattoo, Little Billy, I Can't Explain, Happy Jack, I'm A Boy, Relax, A Quick One, While He's Away, My Way, Shakin' All Over, Boris The Spider, My Generation

Spring 1968 Pete Townshend's home, Ebury St., London: Melancholia (demo, V.1)

5/22/68 Advision Studios, London: Dogs

5/29/68 Advision Studios, London: Fortune Teller (V.1), Melancholia

Summer 1968 IBC Studios, London: Magic Bus (V.1)

9/22/68-3/69 Stonebridge House Studios, Wembley: A Quick One, While He's Away (V.2) Two rehearsal versions were also recorded.

Also in 1968 Pete Townshend's home studios, Ebury St. and Twickenham, London: Demos for most of the songs from the Tommy album were recorded during the course of the year: Overture, It's A Boy, 1921, Amazing Journey, Sparks, The Acid Queen, Underture, Do You Think It's Alright?, There's A Doctor, Go To The Mirror!/Success, Tommy Can You Hear Me?, Smash The Mirror, Sensation, Miracle Cure, Sally Simpson, I'm Free, Welcome, We're Not Gonna Take It!, Pinball Wizard (V.7), Christmas (V.3). The latter two tracks were among the last to be written (and thus, to be demo'd, for Tommy).

Also in 1968 Studio Unknown (likely Advision or IBC Studios): Dogs, Part Two


1969

2/7/69 Morgan Studios, London: Pinball Wizard (V.1)

3/69 IBC Studios, London: Completion of Tommy (see also 9/22/68)

8/17/69 Woodstock Festival, Bethel, NY: Heaven And Hell, I Can't Explain, It's A Boy, 1921, Amazing Journey, Sparks (V.3), Eyesight To The Blind (The Hawker), Christmas, The Acid Queen, Pinball Wizard (V.3), Do You Think It's Alright?, Fiddle About, There's A Doctor, Go To The Mirror!, Smash The Mirror, I'm Free, Tommy's Holiday Camp, We're Not Gonna Take It! (V. 2), Summertime Blues, Shakin' All Over, My Generation, "Naked Eye" Jam

12/14/69 The Coliseum, Covent Garden, Central London: Heaven And Hell, I Can't Explain, Fortune Teller, Tattoo, Young Man Blues (V.3), A Qick One, While He's Away, Substitute, Happy Jack, I'm A Boy, Overture, It's A Boy, 1921, Amazing Journey, Sparks, Eyesight To The Blind (The Hawker), Christmas, The Acid Queen, Pinball Wizard, Do You Think It's Alrigt?, Fiddle About, Tommy Can You Hear Me?, There's A Doctor, Go To The Mirror!, Smash The Mirror, Miracle Cure, Sally Simpson, I'm Free, Tommy's Holiday Camp, We're Not Gonna Take It!, Summertime Blues, Shakin' All Over, My Generation, See Me, Feel Me, Magic Bus. "Young Man Blues" can be seen in the film The Kids Are Alright and appears on its soundtrack album. "I'm Free" is available on the home video Who's Better, Who's Best. "Happy Jack" can be seen on the home video Thirty Years Of Maximum R&B Live.

Late 1969 Eel Pie Studios, Twickenham, London (Pete Townshend & friends sessions): Tracks recorded for the Meher Baba tribute LP Happy Birthday are Content, The Seeker (demo, V.1), Day Of Silence, The Love Man, Begin The Beguine, Maryjane




1970

2/70 IBC Studios, London: The Seeker (V.2), Here For More

2/14/70 Leeds University Refectory: Heaven And Hell (V.4), I Can't Explain (V.4), Fortune Teller (V.2), Tattoo (V.3), Young Man Blues (V.2), Substitute (V.3), Happy Jack (V.2), I'm A Boy (V.4), A Quick One, While He's Away (V.6), Overture, It's A Boy, 1921, Amazing Journey (V.5), Sparks (V.5), Eyesight To The Blind (The Hawker), Christmas, The Acid Queen, Pinball Wizard (V.11), Do You Think It's Alright?, Fiddle About, Tommy Can You Hear Me?, There's A Doctor, Go To The Mirror, Miracle Cure, Sally Simpson, I'm Free, Tommy's Holiday Camp, We're Not Gonna Take It!, Summertime Blues (V.1), Shakin' All Over (V.1)/Spoonful (the released version has the 'Spoonful" segment edited out), My Generation (V.2), Magic Bus (V.4)

4/13/70 IBC Studios, London: Heaven And Hell, Substitute, Pinball Wizard, Shakin' All Over/Spoonful, I'm Free, The Seeker

Spring 1970 Eel Pie Studios, Twickenham, London: Pete's demo of "I Don't Even Know Myself" may have been recorded at this time.

7/7/70 Tanglewood Music Shed, Lenox, MA: Heaven And Hell, I Can't Explain, Water, I Don't Even Know Myself, Young Man Blues, Overture, It's A Boy, 1921, Amazing Journey, Sparks, Eyesight To The Blind (The Hawker), Christmas, The Acid Queen, Pinball Wizard, Do You Think It's Alright?, Fiddle About, Tommy Can You Hear Me?, There's A Doctor, Go To The Mirror!, Smash The Mirror, Miracle Cure, I'm Free, Tommy's Holiday Camp, We're Not Gonna Take It!, My Generation, See Me, Feel Me. "Heaven And Hell," "I Can't Explain," and "Water" can be seen on the home video release Thirty Years Of Maximum R&B Live

8/70 Eel Pie Sound Studios, Twickenham, London: Water (V.1), Naked Eye (V.1; completed 6/7/71), I Don't Even Know Myself, Postcard, Now I'm A Farmer

8/29/70 Isle Of Wight Festival: Heaven And Hell (V.5), I Can't Explain (V.5), Young Man Blues (V.6), I Don't Even Know Myself (V.3), Water (V.3), Overture (V.7), It's A Boy (V.4), 1921 (V.4), Amazing Journey (V.6), Sparks (V.7), Eyesight To The Blind (The Hawker) (V.7), Christmas (V.6), The Acid Queen (V.5), Pinball Wizard (V.12), Do You Think It's Alright? (V.7), Fiddle About (V.5), Tommy Can You Hear Me? (V.6), There's A Doctor (V.5), Go To The Mirror! (V.5), Smash The Mirror (V.5), Miracle Cure (V.5), I'm Free (V.5), Tommy's Holiday Camp (V.5), We're Not Gonna Take It! (V.6), Summertime Blues (V.6), Shakin' All Over/Spoonful/Twist And Shout (V.1), Substitute (V.9), My Generation (V.9), Naked Eye (V.4), Magic Bus (V.9). "Naked Eye" can be seen in the film Message To Love: The Isle Of Wight Festival 1970. "Young Man Blues" and "I Don't Even Know Myself" can be seen in the home videos Thirty Years Of Maximum R&B Live and The Who: Listening To You: Live At The Isle Of Wight Festival 1970. The latter release also features "Heaven And Hell," "I Can't Explain," "Water," "Shakin' All Over/Spoonful/Twist And Shout," "Summertime Blues," "My Generation," "Magic Bus," "Overture," "It's A Boy," "Eyesight To The Blind (The Hawker)," Christmas," "The Acid Queen," "Pinball Wizard," "Do You Think It's Alright?," "Fiddle About," "Go To The Mirror!," "Miracle Cure," "I'm Free," "We're Not Gonna Take It!," and "Tommy Can You Hear Me?"

Late 1970 Eel Pie Studios, London (Pete Townshend solo demo sessions): During the last half of 1970 and into 1971, Pete produced the demos for the Lifehouse project, which later became Who's Next. They include: Baba O'Riley (demo, V.5), Bargain (demo, V.2), Behind Blue Eyes (demo, V.3), Pure And Easy (demo, V.1), Mary, Time Is Passing (demo, V.1), Let's See Action (demo, V.1), Love Ain't For Keeping, The Song Is Over, Getting In Tune, Going Mobile, Won't Get Fooled Again, Too Much Of Anything


1971

1/71 Trident Studios, London (John Entwistle solo session): My Size, Pick Me Up (Big Chicken), What Are We Doing Here?, What Kind OF People Are They, Heaven And Hell (V.2), Ted End, You're Mine, No.29 (External Youth), I Believe In Everything, Cinnamon Girl

3/16/71 Record Plant, NY: Baby Don't You Do It (V.2), Won't Get Fooled Again

3/17/71 Record Plant, NY: Pure And Easy (V.4), Love Ain't For Keeping (V.3)

3/18/71 Record Plant, NY: Behind Blue Eyes (V.8) (see also 4/23/71), I'm In Tune (a.k.a "Getting In Tune) (see also 4/23/71). Likely recording date for Time Is Passing (V.2) (see also 4/12/71)

4/71 Stargroves, Berkshire: Won't Get Fooled Again, Pure And Easy (V.2)

4/12/71 Olympic Studios, Barnes, Richmond: Completion of Too Much Of Anything and Time Is Passing (V.2)

4/23/71 Olympic Studios, Barnes, Richmond: Mixing session for Behind Blue Eyes (V.8), I'm In Tune (a.k.a. "Getting In Tune")

4/26/71 Young Vic Theatre, London: Love Ain't For Keeping, Pure And Easy, Time Is Passing, Behind Blue Eyes, Too Much Of Anything, Getting In Tune, Bargain, Pinball Wizard, See Me, Feel Me, Baby Don't You Do It, Water (V.2), My Generation, Road-Runner, Naked Eye (V.2), Bony Moronie, Won't Get Fooled Again

5/71 Olympic Studios, Barnes, Richmond: Baba O'Riley, Bargain (see also 6/5/71), Love Ain't For Keeping (V.1), My Wife, Getting In Tune (see also 6/7/71), Going Mobile, Behind Blue Eyes (V.1), Let's See Action (see also 6/20/71), When I Was A Boy (a.k.a. "Time Waits For No One") (see also 6/7/71)

5/11/71 Olympic Studios, Barnes, Richmond: The Song Is Over (see also 6/18/71)

6/5/71 Olympic Studios, Barnes, Richmond: Mixing session for Bargain (see also 6/18/71)

6/7/71 Olympic Studios, Barnes, Richmond: Completion of Naked Eye, Getting In Tune, When I Was A Boy

6/18/71 Olympic Studios, Barnes, Richmond: Mixing session for The Song Is Over, Bargain (see also 6/19/71)

6/19/71 Olympic Studios, Barnes, Richmond: Completion of Bargain

6/20/71 Olympic Studios, Barnes, Richmond: Final mixing session for Let's See Action

12/13/71 Civic Auditorium, San Francisco: I Can't Explain, Substitute, Summertime Blues, My Wife (V.5), Baba O'Riley, Behind Blue Eyes, Bargain (V.3), Won't Get Fooled Again, Baby Don't You Do It (V.1), Overture, Amazing Journey, Sparks, Pinball Wizard, See Me, Feel Me, My Generation, Naked Eye, Going Down, Magic Bus


1972

Early 1972 Studio Unknown (John Entwistle solo sessions): Ten Little Friends, Apron Strings, I Feel Better, Thinkin' It Over, Who Cares, I Wonder, I Was Just Being Friendly, The Window Shopper, I Found Out, Nightmare (Please Wake Me Up)

4/72 Eel Pie Studios, Twickenham, London: Initial recording of Pete's demo of Long Live Rock (demo, V.3). Pete's demos for "Join Together", "The Relay", "Put The Money Down," and Love Reign O'er Me (demo, V.2) may also have been recorded at this time.

5-6/72 Olympic Studios, Barnes, Richmond: Waspman, Love Reign O'er Me, Is It In My Head?, Can You See I'm Easy?, Riot In The Female Jail

5/2/72 Olympic Studios, Barnes, Richmond: Pete's demo of Long Live Rock is completed and mixed. Initially recorded at his home studio in Twickenham.

5/22/72 Olympic Studios, Barnes, Richmond: Join Together

5/26/72 Olympic Studios, Barnes, Richmond: Relay

6/5/72 Olympic Studios, Barnes, Richmond: Long Live Rock

6/6/72 Olympic Studios, Barnes, Richmond: Put The Money Down

Mid-1972: Shepperton Film Studios, London: Filming of the promo video of "Join Together" which can be seen in the home video Who's Better, Who's Best.

Fall 1972-Early 1973 Eel Pie Studios, Twickenham, London (Pete Townshend solo demo sessions): Pete's demos for Quadrophenia include Unused Piano, Recorders, Brrr, The Real Me, The Dirty Jobs, The Punk And The Godfather, I'm One, I've Had Enough, Bell Boy, Cut My Hair. "Love Reign O'er Me" may have been re-demo'd, as it was a holdover from previous Who sessions in 1972. It is unclear when the Scoop version was recorded (see also 4/72).

11/72 Novasound Studios, London (John Entwistle solo sessions): Gimme That Rock'N'Roll, Mr. Bassman, Do The Dangle, Hound Dog, Made In Japan, My Wife (V.2), Roller Skate Kate, Peg Leg Peggy, Lucille, Big Black Cadillac

Also in 1972 Eel Pie Studios, Twickenham, London: Pete recorded demos of the songs Classified and Greyhound Girl which were released much later as the B-side of the U.K. single of "Let My Love Open The Door," June 1980.

1973

1-2/73 Roger Daltrey's Studio, Burwash, Sussex, and Abbey Road Studios, London (Roger Daltrey solo sessions): One Man Band, The Way Of The World, You Are Yourself, Thinking, You And Me, It's A Hard Life, Giving It All Away, The Story So Far, When The Music Stops, Reasons, One Man Band (Reprise), There Is Love

3/10/73 Sporthall De Vliegermolen, Voorburg, The Netherlands: Pinball Wizard, Baba O'Riley, Summertime Blues, Won't Get Fooled Again, My Generation, See Me, Feel Me, Magic Bus, Naked Eye. Part of "Magic Bus" can be seen in the home video Who's Better, Who's Best. "My Generation" can be seen in the home video Thirty Years Of Maximum R&B Live

5-6/73 The Kitchen, Battersea: Quarophenia sessions: I Am The Sea, The Real Me, Quadrophenia, Cut My Hair, The Punk And The Godfather, I'm One, The Dirty Jobs, Helpless Dancer, Is It In My Head?, I've Had Enough, 5.15 (6/27), Sea And Sand, Drowned, Bell Boy (6/1), Doctor Jimmy, The Rock, Love Reign O'er Me (begun 5-6/72; completed 6/8/73). Also recorded (but left off of Quadrophenia): We Close Tonight, Bank Holiday, Wizardry. Initial recording of Four Faces (aka "Four Hang-Ups") (see also Early 1979)

10/3/73 BBC Television Centre, White City, West London: Live performance of "5.15" for Top Of The Pops.

12/4/73 The Spectrum, Philadelphia: I Can't Explain, Summertime Blues, My Wife, My Generation, I Am The Sea, The Real Me, The Punk And The Godfather, I'm One, 5.15, Sea And Sand, Drowned, Bell Boy, Doctor Jimmy, Love Reign O'er Me, Won't Get Fooled Again (V.10), Pinball Wizard, See Me, Feel Me, Magic Bus, Naked Eye

12/6/73 The Capital Center, Largo, MD: I Can't Explain, Summertime Blues, My Wife, My Generation, I Am The Sea, The Real Me, The Punk And The Godfather, I'm One, 5.15, Sea And Sand, Drowned, Bell Boy, Doctor Jimmy, Love Reign O'er Me, Won't Get Fooled Again, Pinball Wizard, See Me, Feel Me

12/73-3/74 Ramport and Eel Pie Studios, London: The Tommy Soundtrack: Overture, Prologue 1945, Captain Walker/It's A Boy, Bernie's Holiday Camp, 1951/What About The Boy?, Amazing Journey, Christmas, Eyesight To The Blind, The Acid Queen, Do You Think It's Alright? (3 versions), Fiddle About, Sparks, Extra, Extra, Extra, Pinball Wizard, Champagne, There's A Doctor, Go To The Mirror!, Tommy Can You Hear Me?, Smash The Mirror, I'm Free, Mother And Son, Sensation, Miracle Cure, Sally Simpson, Welcome, T.V. Studio, Tommy's Holiday Camp, We're Not Gonna Take It!

1974

5/18/74 Charlton Athletic Football Club, London: I Can't Explain, Summertime Blues, Young Man Blues, Baba O'Riley, Behind Blue Eyes, Substitute, I'm A Boy, Tattoo, Boris The Spider, Drowned, Bell Boy, Doctor Jimmy, Won't Get Fooled Again, Pnball Wizard, See Me, Feel Me, 5.15, Magic Bus, My Generation, Naked Eye, Let's See Action, My Generation Blues. "Substitute," "Drowned," "Bell Boy," and "My Generation Blues" can be seen in the home video Thirty Years Of Maximum R&B Live

1975

3/15/75 The Spectrum, Philadelphia (John Entwistle's Ox): Heaven And Hell, Whiskey Man, My Size, Boris The Spider (V.4), Not Fade Away, Cell Number Seven, Who Cares, Gimme That Rock'N'Roll, My Wife

3-4/75 Pete Townshend's Studio, Goring-On-Thames, Berkshire, England (Pete Townshend solo demo sessions): Squeeze Box (demo, V.2), Girl In A Suitcase (4/7), Slip Kid, However Much I Booze (backing track). In addition, demos for all of Pete's songs from The Who By Numbers may exist, but these are merely the ones which have been confirmed.

5/75 Shepperton Studios Sound Stage, London: Slip Kid (5/30), However Much I Booze (5/7), Squeeze Box (5/30), Dreaming From The Waist, Imagine A Man (5/29), Success Story (5/23), They Are All In Love (5/30), Blue Red And Grey, How Many Friends (5/28), In A Hand Or A Face (5/27)

12/6/75 The Silverdome, Pontiac, MI: I Can't Explain, Substitute, My Wife, Baba O'Riley, Squeeze Box, Behind Blue Eyes, Dreaming From The Waist, Boris The Spider, Magic Bus, Amazing Journey, Sparks, The Acid Queen, Fiddle About, Pinball Wizard, I'm Free, Tommy's Holiday Camp, We're Not Gonna Take It!, Summertime Blues, My Generation, Join Together, Roadrunner, My Generation Blues, Won't Get Fooled Again

12/9/75 Richfield Coliseum, Cleveland, OH: I Can't Explain, Subsitute, My Wife, Baba O'Riley, Squeeze Box, Behind Blue Eyes, Dreaming From The Waist, Boris The Spider, Magic Bus, Amazing Journey, Sparks, The Acid Queen, Fiddle About, Pinball Wizard, I'm Free, Tommy's Holiday Camp, We're Not Gonna Take It!, Summerime Blues, My Generation, Join Together, Roadrunner, My Generation Blues, Won't Get Fooled Again. "Dreaming From The Waist" can be seen in the home video Thirty Years Of Maximum R&B Live.




1976

6/12/76 Swansea Athletic Football Club: I Can't Explain, Substitute, My Wife (V.4), Baba O'Riley, Squeeze Box (V.5), Behind Blue Eyes (V.9), Dreaming From The Waist (V.2), Summertime Blues, Amazing Journey, Sparks, The Acid Queen, Fiddle About, Pinball Wizard, I'm Free, Tommy's Holiday Camp, We're Not Gonna Take It!, My Generation, Join Together Blues, My Generation Blues, Won't Get Fooled Again


1977

2/77 Olympic Studios, Barnes, Richmond, and Eel Pie Studios, London (Pete Townshend/Ronnie Lane sessions): My Baby Gives It Away, Nowhere To Run, Rough Mix, Annie, Keep Me Turning, Catmelody, Misunderstood, April Fool, Street In The City, Heart To Hang Onto, Till The Rivers All Run Dry

3-4/77 Pete Townshend's Studio, Goring-On-Thames, Berkshire, England (Pete Townshend solo demo session): Who Are You, Love Is Coming Down, New Song, Sister Disco, Never Ask Me (3/30/77), Like It The Way It Is, Love Is Wine, Broken Nails, Keep On Working, Guitar And Pen, Music Must Change, Empty Glass, No Road Romance

9/30/77 Ramport Studios, Battersea, London: Recording of strings for "Had Enough" (see also 12/77)

10/77 Pete Townshend's Studio, Goring-On-Thames, Berkshire, England: Recording begins on Sister Disco.

10/77 Ramport Studios, Battersea, and RAK Studios, St. John's Wood, London: New Song (10/24 & 10/27), Sister Disco, Love Is Coming Down (10/18; completed during 12/77), Who Are You (V.1 & 9; 10/4)

12/77 Ramport Studios, Battersea, London: Completion of Love Is Coming Down

12/77 Olympic Studios, Barnes, Richmond: Had Enough

12/15/77 Gaumont State Theatre, Kilburn, Northwest London: I Can't Explain, Substitute, Baba O'Riley, My Wife (V.7), Behind Blue Eyes, Dreaming From The Waist, Pinball Wizard, I'm Free, Tommy's Holiday Camp, Summertime Blues, Shakin' All Over, My Generation, Join Together, Who Are You, Won't Get Fooled Again.


1978

3/78 Ramport Studios, Battersea, and RAK Studios, St. John's Wood, London: 905, Trick Of The Light (3/13 & 3/14), Guitar And Pen (V.1 & 2; 3/14)

4/78 Pete Townshend's Studio, Goring-On-Thames, Berkshire, England and Ramport Studios, Battersea, London: Guitar And Pen (V.5) (Ramport), Empty Glass (Ramport), No Road Romance (Goring), Music Must Change (Goring and Ramport)

5/25/78 Shepperton Studios Sound Stage, London: Baba O'Riley (V.2), My Wife, Won't Get Fooled Again, Substitute, I Can't Explain, Magic Bus, Summertime Blues, My Generation, My Wife (2nd time), Won't Get Fooled Again (2nd time). "Baba O'Riley" and "Won't Get Fooled Again" can be seen in the film The Kids Are Alright and are available on the soundtrack album.

9/78 Olympic Studios, Barnes, Richmond (Pete Townshend solo session): Football Fugue

9/78 Pete Townshend's Studio, Goring-On-Thames, Berkshire, England (Pete Townshend solo recording): Brooklyn Kids (see also next entry)

9/78 Abbey Road Studio 1, London (Pete Townshend solo session): Praying The Game, The Ferryman, orchestral overdubs recorded for Brooklyn Kids

Also in 1978 (probably May) Shepperton Studios, London: Barbara Ann, I Saw Her Standing There. Both recorded for the film The Kids Are Alright, though the latter title was cut from the final release.

Also in 1978 Ramport Studios, Battersea, London: Rerecording of "Who Are You" for use in the film The Kids Are Alright. During recording of the album Who Are You, a full-band version of "Keep On Working" may have been recorded.


1979

1/79 Ramport Studios, Battersea, London: The Real Me

Early 1979 Shepperton Studios, London: Who Are You, Sister Disco. The Who were filmed performing these two songs during their first rehearsal with Kenney Jones and John "Rabbit" Bundrick. This footage can be seen in the home video Thirty Years Of Maximum R&B Live

Early 1979 Studio Unknown (probably Ramport Studios, Battersea, London): Joker James, Get Out And Stay Out, completion of Four Faces. Also, the following tracks were significantly remixed and/or edited for inclusion in the soundtrack album of the film Quadrophenia: I'm The Face, Zoot Suit, I Am The Sea, The Real Me, I'm One, 5.15, Love Reign O'er Me, Bell Boy, I've Had Enough, Helpless Dancer, Doctor Jimmy, The Punk And The Godfather

6/27/79 Her Majesty's Theatre, London (Pete Townshend appearance): Pinball Wizard, Drowned, Won't Get Fooled Again. Released on the charity album, The Secret Policeman's Ball--The Music.

12/8/79 International Amphitheatre, Chicago: Substitute, I Can't Explain, Baba O'Riley, The Punk And The Godfather, My Wife, Sister Disco, Behind Blue Eyes, Music Must Change, Drowned, Who Are You, 5.15, Pinball Wizard, See Me, Feel Me, Long Live Rock, My Generation, I Can See For Miles, Sparks, Won't Get Fooled Again, The Real Me, Dancing In The Street/Dance It Away, Young Man Blues, Road-Runner, Big Boss Man/I'm A Man, How Can You Do It Alone?. "5.15," "My Wife," "Music Must Change," and "Pinball Wizard" can be seen on the home video Thirty Years Of Maximum R&B Live.

12/10/79 The Spectrum, Philadelphia: Substitute, I Can't Explain, Baba O'Riley, The Punk And The Godfather, My Wife, Sister Disco, Behind Blue Eyes, Music Must Change, Drowned, Who Are You, 5.15, Pinball Wizard, See Me, Feel Me, Long Live Rock, My Generation, I Can See For Miles, Sparks, Won't Get Fooled Again, Trick Of The Light, Summertime Blues, Take A Fool Like You, How Can You Do It Alone?, Dancing In The Street-Dance It Away, The Real Me

12/11/79 The Spectrum, Philadelphia: Substitute, I Can't Explain, Baba O'Riley, The Punk And The Godfather, My Wife, Sister Disco, Behind Blue Eyes, Music Must Change, Drowned, Who Are You, 5.15, Pinball Wizard, See Me, Feel Me, Long Live Rock, My Generation, I Can See For Miles, Sparks, Won't Get Fooled Again, Summertime Blues, Dancing In The Street-Dance It Away, The Real Me

12/15/79 Memorial Coliseum, New Haven, CT: Substitute, I Can't Explain, Baba O'Riley, The Punk And The Godfather, My Wife, Sister Disco, Behind Blue Eyes, Music Must Change, Drowned, Who Are You, 5.15, Pinball Wizard, See Me, Feel Me, Long Live Rock, My Generation, I Can See For Miles, Sparks, Won't Get Fooled Again, Summertime Blues, Dancing In The Street-Dance It Away, The Real Me, How Can You Do It Alone?

12/28/79 The Odeon, Hammersmith: Substitute, I Can't Explain, Baba O'Riley (V.3), The Punk And The Godfather, My Wife, Sister Disco (V.2), Behind Blue Eyes (V.2), Music Must Change, Drowned, Who Are You, 5.15, Pinball Wizard, See Me, Feel Me (V.4), Long Live Rock, My Generation, I'm A Man/Hoochie Coochie Man, Sparks, I Can See For Miles, Fuck All Blues, Won't Get Fooled Again, Summertime Blues, Dancing In The Street/Dance It Away, The Real Me. The italicized tracks were released on the double-LP Concerts For The People Of Kampuchea and "Behind Blue Eyes" can be seen on the home video Thirty Years Of Maximum R&B Live.


1980

1/80 AIR Studios, London: Don't Let Go The Coat (V.2, demo)

2/16/80 Warner Bros. Studios, North Hollywood, CA (Pete Townshend solo demo session): Theresa (a.k.a. Athena), What Is Love

Early 1980 AIR and Eel Pie Studios, London (Pete Townshend solo session): Prior to the resumption of the Who's touring schedule in March, Pete records his solo LP Empty Glass. Rough Boys (V.1), I Am An Animal, And I Moved, Let My Love Open The Door, Jools And Jim, Keep On Working, Cat's In The Cupboard, A Little Is Enough (V.1), Empty Glass (V.1), Gonna Get You. The following demos were probably also recorded at this time: How Can You Do It Alone?, Daily Records, You Better, You Bet (demo, V.2), Cache, Cache (demo, V.2), It's In You, You're So Clever, Dirty Water. The released version of Dance It Away may have been recorded at this time (see also Early 1982)

6-12/80 Odyssey Studios, London: You Better, You Bet (11/4), Don't Let Go The Coat, Cache Cache, The Quiet One, Did You Steal My Money?, How Can Yo Do It Alone?, Daily Records, You, Another Tricky Day, I Like Nightmares, It's In You, Somebody Saved Me (V.2), Zelda (demo only), Popular (demo of "It's Hard"), Dance It Away (?--a Who version may exist from these sessions)


1981

3/28/81 Grugahalle, Essen, Germany: Substitute, I Can't Explain, Baba O'Riley, The Quiet ne, Don't Let Go The Coat, Sister Disco, You Better, You Bet, Drowned, Behind Blue Eyes, Another Tricky Day, Pinball Wizard, Who Are You, 5.15, My Generation, Won't Get Fooled Again, Summertime Blues, Twist And Shout, See Me, Feel Me. Recorded and filmed for the television program Rockpalast and simulcast on BBC Radio One.

5/81 Pete Townshend's home, Thames Valley, Berkshire, England (Pete Townshend solo recording): Driftin' Blues

1982

Early 1982 Eel Pie, Wessex, and AIR Studios, London (Pete Townshend solo sessions): Stop Hurting People, The Sea Refuses No River (V.1), Prelude, Face Dances Part Two, Exquisitely Bored, Communication, Stardom In Acton, Uniforms (Corps d'Esprit), North Country Girl, Somebody Saved Me (V.1), Slit Skirts, Manwatching, Dance It Away (see also Early 1980), Body Language (demo only)

6/82 Turn Up-Down Studios: Athena, It's Your Turn, Cook's County, It's Hard, Dangerous, Eminence Front, I've Known No War, One Life's Enough, One At A Time, Why Did I Fall For That?, A Man Is A Man, Cry If You Want, Eminence Front (Daltrey vocal)

8/82 Unknown holiday cottage, Cornwall, England: Beginning of Pete's demo recording for an aborted Who album called Siege: Baroque Ippanese, Ask Yourself (completed 2/83), Cat Snatch (completed 1/83)

9-12/82 Various venues on the North American "Farewell Tour":


10/12/82
Shea Stadium, NY: Substitute, I Can't Explain, Dangerous, Sister Disco, The Quiet One, It's Hard, Eminence Front, Behind Blue Eyes, Baba O'Riley, My Generation, Drowned, A Man Is A Man, Cry If You Want, Who Are You, Pinball Wizard, See Me, Feel Me, 5.15, Love Reign O'er Me, Long Live Rock, Won't Get Fooled Again, Athena, Magic Bus, Summertime Blues, Twist And Shout


10/13/82
Shea Stadium, NY: Substitute, I Can't Explain, Dangerous, Sister Disco, The Quiet One, It's Hard, Eminence Front, Behind Blue Eyes, Baba O'Riley, I'm One, The Punk And The Godfather, Drowned, Tattoo, Cry If You Want, Who Are You, Pinball Wizard, See Me, Feel Me, 5.15, Love Reign O'er Me, Long Live Rock, Won't Get Fooled Again, Young Man Blues, Naked Eye, I Saw Her Standing There, Summertime Blues, Twist And Shout


11/27/82
Unknown Hotel, Tampa, FL: Pete demo'd a piece called Prelude #556 between Who gigs.

12/5/82 Unknown hotel, Dallas, TX: Pete demo'd a song called Holly Like Ivy

12/16/82 Maple Leaf Gardens, Toronto: My Generation, I Can't Explain, Dangerous, Sister Disco, The Quiet One, It's Hard, Eminence Front, Behind Blue Eyes, Baba O'Riley, Doctor Jimmy, Boris The Spider, Drowned, Cry If You Want, Who Are You, Pinball Wizard, See Me, Feel Me, Love Ain't For Keeping, 5.15, Love Reign O'er Me, Long Live Rock, Won't Get Fooled Again, Naked Eye, Squeeze Box, Twist And Shout

12/17/82 Maple Leaf Gardens, Toronto: My Generation, I Can't Explain, Dangerous, Sister Disco, The Quiet One, It's Hard, Eminence Front, Baba O'Riley, Boris The Spider, Drowned, Love Ain't For Keeping, Pinball Wizard, See Me, Feel Me, Who Are You, 5.15, Love Reign O'er Me, Long Live Rock, Won't Get Fooled Again, Naked Eye, Squeeze Box, Young Man Blues, Twist And Shout


1983

1/83 Eel Pie Studios, Twickenham, London: Prelude, The Right To Write (demo only). Completion of Pete's demo of Cat Snatch

2/83 Eel Pie Studios, Twickenham, London: Completion of Pete's demo of Ask Yourself

1984

3/84 Pete Townshend's home, Twickenham, England (Pete Townshend solo recording): The Shout (demo only)

1985

7/13/85 Wembley Stadium, London (Live Aid): My Generation, Pinball Wizard, Love Reign O'er Me, Won't Get Fooled Again

11/2/85 Brixton Academy, London (Pete Townshend's Deep End): Mary-Anne With The Shaky Hand, Won't Get Fooled Again, A Little Is Enough, Secondhand Love, That's All Right, Behind Blue Eyes, The Shout, Harlem Shuffle, Barefootin', After The Fire, Love On The Air, Midnight Lover, Blue Light, I Put A Spell On You, I'm One, Driftin' Blues, Magic Bus, Save It For Later, Eyesight To The Blind, Walkin', Stop Hurting People, The Sea Refuses No River, Boogie Stomp Shuffle, Face The Face, Pinball Wizard, Give Blood, Nighttrain


1986

1/29/86 Midem Festival, Cannes, France (Pete Townshend's Deep End): Won't Get Fooled Again, Secondhand Love, Give Blood, Behind Blue Eyes, After The Fire, Slit Skirts, Blue Light, I Put A Spell On You, Hiding Out, The Sea Refuses No River, Face The Face, Pinball Wizard, A Little Is Enough, Rough Boys, Nighttrain


1989

6/27/89 Radio City Music Hall, NY: Overture, 1921, Amazing Journey (V.4), Sparks, Eyesight To The Blind (The Hawker), Christmas, Cousin Kevin, The Acid Queen (V.3), Pinball Wizard, Do You Think It's Alright?, Fiddle About, There's A Doctor, Go To The Mirror!, Smash The Mirror, Tommy Can You Hear Me?, I'm Free, Miracle Cure, Sally Simpson, Sensation, Tommy's Holiday Camp, We're Not Gonna Take It!, I Can't Explain, Substitute, Baba O'Riley, Love Reign O'er Me, I'm A Man, A Friend Is A Friend, My Wife, Join Together, Behind Blue Eyes, Won't Get Fooled Again


8/24/89
Universal Amphitheatre, LA: Overture, 1921, Amazing Journey, Sparks, Eyesight To The Blind (The Hawker), Christmas, Cousin Kevin, The Acid Queen, Pinball Wizard, Do You Think It's Alright?, Fiddle About, There's A Doctor, Go To The Mirror!, Smash The Mirror, Tommy Can You Hear Me?, I'm Free, Miracle Cure, Sally Simpson, Sensation, Tommy's Holiday Camp, We're Not Gonna Take It!, Substitute, I Can See For Miles, Baba O'Riley, Face The Face, Love Reign O'er Me, Boris The Spider, Dig, Join Together, Rough Boys, You Better, You Bet, Behind Blue Eyes, Won't Get Fooled Again, Who Are You, Summertime Blues


9/3/89
The Cotton Bowl, Dallas:


1990

1/17/90 The Waldorf-Astoria, New York City: Substitute, Won't Get Fooled Again, Pinball Wizard


3/10/90
Aspel & Co. TV Program (U.K.): I Can See For Miles, Join Together


1994

2/24/94 Carnegie Hall, NY (Roger Daltrey's "Daltrey Sings Townshend"): Pete Townshend Overture, You Better, You Bet, I Can See For Miles, I Can't Explain, Substitute, 5.15 (V.6; featuring David Sanborn), Imagine A Man (false start), Imagine A Man (V.1), I'm A Boy (featuring Alice Cooper), Doctor Jimmy (V.4; featuring Linda Perry), The Song Is Over (V.3), Now And Then (featuring Lou Reed), Love Reign O'er Me, Let My Love Open The Door, Squeeze Box, Naked Eye, My Generation, Baba O'Riley (V.7; featuring The Chieftains), After The Fire, Amazing Journey, Pinball Wizard, The Acid Queen (featuring Linda Perry), I'm Free, See Me, Feel Me, The Sea Refuses No River, The Real Me (V.4; featuring John Entwistle), Behind Blue Eyes (V.8; featuring The Chieftains), And I Moved, Who Are You (V.6; featuring Pete Townshend), Won't Get Fooled Again (V.7), Join Together


1996

4/30/96 The Fillmore Auditorium, San Francisco: (Pete Townshend) Let My Love Open the Door, English Boy, Drowned, The Shout, I Put a Spell on You, Cut My Hair, Sheraton Gibson, I'm One, Heart to Hang Onto, Parvardigar, A Legal Matter, A Friend Is A Friend, I Am An Animal, All Shall Be Well, Slit Skirts, Eyesight to the Blind, Driftin' Blues, Now And Then, Rough Boys, I'm a Boy, Magic Bus

6/29/96 Hyde Park, London: I Am The Sea/The Real Me, Quadrophenia, Cut My Hair, The Punk And The Godfather, I'm One, The Dirty Jobs, Helpless Dancer, Is It In My Head?, Ive Had Enough, 5.15, Sea And Sand, Drowned, Bell Boy, Doctor Jimmy, The Rock, Love Reign O'er Me


7/18/96
Madison Square Garden, NY: I Am The Sea/The Real Me, Quadrophenia, Cut My Hair, The Punk And The Godfather, I'm One, The Dirty Jobs, Helpless Dancer, Is It In My Head?, I've Had Enough, 5.15, Sea And Sand, Drowned, Bell Boy, Doctor Jimmy, The Rock, Love Reign O'er Me, Behind Blue Eyes, Won't Get Fooled Again, Naked Eye, Substitute

 

1997

6/14/97 House Of Blues, Chicago: (Pete Townshend) Let My Love Open the Door, Pinball Wizard, Drowned, The Shout, Heart to Hang On To, Tattoo, Save It For Later, English Boy, Cut My Hair, I Put A Spell On You, Sensation, Behind Blue Eyes, Anyway, Anyhow, Anywhere, Christine's Tune, You Better You Bet, I'm One, A Friend is a Friend, I Am An Animal, Now And Then, The Sea Refuses No River, Embraceable You, The Bargain, The Seeker, The Kids Are Alright, The Acid Queen, My Generation Blues, Rough Boys, Magic Bus, Sheraton Gibson, A Legal Matter, I'm A Boy (featuring Eddie Vedder on "Heart To Hang Onto," "Tattoo," and "Magic Bus")



1998

8/15/98 "Woodstock '98", Bethel, NY: (Pete Townshend) On the Road Again, A Little Is Enough, Save It For Later, Drowned, Anyway, Anyhow, Anywhere, Anyway, Anyhow, Anywhere (short acoustic version), You Better, You Bet, Behind Blue Eyes, I Am An Animal, Now And Then, Going Up The Country, Eyesight To The Blind, Heart To Hang Onto, North Country Girl (On The Borderline), Let My Love Open The Door, The Kids Are Alright, The Acid Queen, Won't Get Fooled Again, Magic Bus, See Me Feel Me. (featuring Taj Mahal on "Going Up The Country" and "Eyesight To The Blind.")

8/16/98 House Of Blues, Chicago: (Pete Townshend) On The Road Again, A Little Is Enough, Pinball Wizard, Drowned, Anyway Anyhow Anywhere, You Better You Bet, Behind Blue Eyes, I Am An Animal, Save It For Later, Sensation, Now And Then, Going Up The Country, A Friend Is A Friend, North Country Girl (On The Borderline), The Bargain, Let My Love Open The Door, The Kids Are Alright, The Acid Queen, Won't Get Fooled Again, Magic Bus, I'm One.