70s

The Story of The Who - 1974

February

Following a seven-date French tour the troublesome Quadrophenia tapes are packed away for good. The work is not performed again in its entirety until 1996.

22 April

Filming of Tommy begins. The onerous task of producing the complex, synthesizer dominated soundtrack drives Pete to another nervous breakdown.

18 May

The Who play at Charlton football ground, south east London.

10-14 June

The Who play four less than satisfactory shows at New York’s Madison Square Garden which lead to Pete’s decision not to tour again in the foreseeable future. They do not perform live again until October 1975.

4 October

Odds And Sods, a collection of mostly previously unavailable Who tracks, is released.