The Story of The Who - 1973

13 January

Pete masterminds Eric Clapton’s return to public performance with two shows at the Rainbow Theatre.


The Who record Quadrophenia at their own Ramport Studios in London.

5 October

‘5.15’ released. It reaches number 20 in the UK.


A ten-date tour introduces Quadrophenia to UK audiences. The Who perform with extensive backing tapes that do not always function properly.

27 October

Quadrophenia LP released in America.

20 November

Keith collapses during the opening concert of US tour in San Francisco. A member of the audience, Scott Halpin, takes over.

3 December

The Who and entourage spend seven hours in jail after wrecking a Montreal hotel suite.

6 December

The eventful 12-concert US Quadrophenia tour closes in Largo, Maryland.

18-23 December

The Who perform four London shows at the Edmonton Sundown.