80s

The Story of The Who - 1981

1981

January 25-March 16

The Who undertake their longest ever UK tour, opening at Granby Halls, Leicester on January 25 and closing on March 16 at the Arts Centre in Poole, Dorset.

March 5

The Who make a rare appearance on Top Of The Pops to promote their new single ‘You Better You Bet’, which reaches number nine in the UK and number 10 in the US.

March 6

Face Dances, The Who’s first album without Keith Moon, released in UK.

March 28

The Who’s concert at Essen Grughalle is televised throughout Europe.

April 7

Christopher Sebastian ‘Kit’ Lambert, The Who’s original co-manager, dies at his London home. From the mid-70s The Who have been managed by Bill Curbishley.

May 1

Phases – a boxed set package of nine Who albums from My Generation to Who Are You – is released.