70s

The Story of The Who - 1976

1976

January/February

Pete returns to India on a Meher Baba sabbatical.

February 27

Four-date European tour.

March 9

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 April 1. The rest of the US tour continues on March 11 at Madison Square Garden and runs until April 1.

May 22-25

Two-date French trip with concerts at Parc des Expositions in Colmar and Palais des Sports in Lyon.

May 31

Who Put The Boot In, The Who’s second concert at Charlton Athletic 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 Celtic football ground, Glasgow and Swansea City football ground at Vetch Field.

August 1-9

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

October 4-21

A ten-date US and Canadian tour closes at Toronto’s Maple Leaf Gardens on October 21, the last occasion when Keith will play drums for The Who before a paying audience of 20,000.