70s

The Story of The Who - 1976

February

Pete returns to India on a Meher Baba sabbatical.

27 February

Four-date European tour.

9 March

Keith collapses during the Who’s US tour opening concert of a 14-date US tour at Boston Garden Arena. The show is abandoned and put back to 1 April.

May

Two-date French trip.

31 May

‘The Who Put The Boot In’, The Who’s second concert at Charlton football ground earns them an entry in the Guinness Book of Records as the ‘world’s loudest pop group’, with a 120-decibel reading at 50 metres. This is followed by shows at football grounds in Glasgow and Swansea.

August

A four-date US tour of outdoor stadiums closes at Miami on August 9.

October

A ten-date US and Canadian tour closes at Toronto Maple Leaf Gardens on October 21, the last occasion when Keith will play drums for The Who before a paying audience.