The Who Tour 1965

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The Who Tour 1965
Tour by The Who
Start date 1 January 1965
End date 24 December 1965
Legs 9
Shows 252 (approximately)
The Who concert chronology
The Who 1964 performances
(1964)
The Who Tour 1965
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The Who Tour 1966
(1966)

The Who Tour 1965 was a series of performances by The Who, supporting releases such as "I Can't Explain", "Anyway, Anyhow, Anywhere", and My Generation (album and single).

History[edit]

1965 marked the first year The Who entered the mainstream, thanks to the success of their first two singles, "I Can't Explain" and "Anyway, Anyhow, Anywhere", which afforded them numerous appearances on BBC radio and television, most notably the Ready Steady Go! TV program. Meanwhile, the band performed continuously in the United Kingdom throughout the year, with brief stops in France and Scandinavia. Their act consisted mostly of R&B and Tamla Motown covers, but more and more original material appeared as the year wore on, particularly by the release of the My Generation album in December. The instrument destruction that marked the band's early years was at its height at this stage.

As no audience recordings from 1965 have surfaced to date, the group's television and radio appearances provide the only glimpses into their act, along with media accounts.

Live releases[edit]

Live material from 1965 (excluding TV appearances where the band mimed to pre-recorded material) has appeared on a number of different releases:

Band members[edit]

Typical set lists[edit]

January–April: UK[edit]

The band promoted their debut single, the Pete Townshend-penned "I Can't Explain" (released in January), throughout the first part of the year while performing in the UK. Otherwise their act heavily featured R&B and Tamla Motown material, some of which they would record and subsequently release later in the year on the My Generation album, among them Bo Diddley's "I'm a Man" and two James Brown songs, "I Don't Mind" and "Please, Please, Please". Other covers the group performed and recorded at this time were "Heat Wave", "Shout and Shimmy", "Daddy Rolling Stone", and "Motoring", among others.

Songs documented as being played at this stage are as follows:

  1. "I Can't Explain" (Pete Townshend)
  2. "Tell Me Baby" (Garnet Mimms)
  3. "Heat Wave" (Holland-Dozier-Holland)
  4. "Motoring" (William "Mickey" Stevenson)
  5. "Please, Please, Please" (James Brown)
  6. "Shout and Shimmy" (James Brown)
  7. "Jump Back" (Rufus Thomas)
  8. "Daddy Rolling Stone" (Otis Blackwell)
  9. "I Don't Mind" (James Brown)
  10. "I'm a Man" (Bo Diddley)
  11. "Smokestack Lightning" (Chester Burnett)
  12. "Spoonful" (Willie Dixon)

May–August: UK and Paris[edit]

A second Who original, "Anyway, Anyhow, Anywhere" (this time co-written by Townshend and Roger Daltrey) was released as a single in May and also added to the group's live act, which continued to be dominated by cover material.

Songs documented as being played at this stage are as follows:

  1. "Heat Wave" (Holland-Dozier-Holland)
  2. "Daddy Rolling Stone" (Otis Blackwell)
  3. "Jump Back" (Rufus Thomas)
  4. "Motoring" (William "Mickey" Stevenson)
  5. "Daddy Rolling Stone" (Otis Blackwell)
  6. "Green Onions" (Booker T. Jones, Steve Cropper, Lewis Steinberg, Al Jackson, Jr.)
  7. "Anyway, Anyhow, Anywhere" (Pete Townshend, Roger Daltrey)

September–December: UK and Sweden[edit]

The band began playing their first anthem, Townshend’s "My Generation", in September. The Motown favourite "Dancing in the Street" and The Everly Brothers' "A Man With Money" also both began appearing in their sets around this time and would continue to appear well into 1966.

Songs documented as being played at this stage are as follows:

  1. "Land of a Thousand Dances" (Chris Kenner)
  2. "Daddy Rolling Stone" (Otis Blackwell)
  3. "Jump Back" (Rufus Thomas)
  4. "I Can't Explain" (Pete Townshend)
  5. "Dancing in the Street" (Marvin Gaye, William "Mickey" Stevenson, Ivy Jo Hunter)
  6. "Bald Headed Woman" (Shel Talmy)
  7. "Baby Don't You Do It" (Holland-Dozier-Holland)
  8. "Anyway, Anyhow, Anywhere" (Pete Townshend, Roger Daltrey)
  9. "Please, Please, Please" (James Brown)
  10. "Love Hurts" (Boudleaux Bryant)
  11. "I Don't Mind" (James Brown)
  12. "Just You and Me, Darling" (James Brown)
  13. "A Man With Money" (Don Everly, Phil Everly)
  14. "My Generation" (Pete Townshend)

Tour dates[edit]

Date City Country Venue
United Kingdom
2 January 1965 London England Ealing Club
4 January 1965 Leytonstone Red Lion
5 January 1965 London Marquee Club
9 January 1965 Ealing Club
Tottenham Club Noreik
12 January 1965 London Marquee Club
13 January 1965 Cheshunt Wolsey Hall
17 January 1965 Oxford New Theatre Oxford (2 shows)
18 January 1965 London Westminster Technical College
19 January 1965 Marquee Club
23 January 1965 Chelmsford Corn Exchange
Tottenham Club Noreik
26 January 1965 London Marquee Club
30 January 1965 Ealing Club
31 January 1965 Marquee Club (unconfirmed)
2 February 1965 Marquee Club
5 February 1965 Bath Town Hall (unconfirmed)
9 February 1965 London Marquee Club
11 February 1965 Ealing Club
13 February 1965 Southampton Waterfront Club, Cliff Hotel
16 February 1965 London Marquee Club
18 February 1965 Ealing Club
21 February 1965 Wembley St. Joseph's Hall
23 February 1965 London Marquee Club
25 February 1965 Ealing Club
26 February 1965 Boreham Wood Lynx Youth Club
28 February 1965 Camberley Agincourt Ballroom
2 March 1965 London Marquee Club
3 March 1965 Lansdowne Le Disque a Go! Go! Club
4 March 1965 London Ealing Club
5 March 1965 Leicester Granby Halls
8 March 1965 London Marquee Club
9 March 1965
10 March 1965 Ealing Club
12 March 1965 Goldhawk Social Club
13 March 1965 Tottenham Club Noreik
14 March 1965 Greenford Starlight Ballroom
16 March 1965 London Marquee Club
17 March 1965 Ealing Club
18 March 1965 Crawley Civic Hall
19 March 1965 Royston Public Baths
20 March 1965 London Goldhawk Social Club
21 March 1965 Watford Trade Union Hall
22 March 1965 Warrington Parr Hall
23 March 1965 London Marquee Club
24 March 1965 Ealing Club
25 March 1965 Edmonton Blue Opera R&B Club, Cooks Ferry Inn
26 March 1963 Wealdstone Railway Hotel (unconfirmed)
26 March 1965 London Ealing Club
27 March 1965 Bishop's Stortford Rhodes Centre
28 March 1965 Small Heath Brum Kavern Club
30 March 1965 London Marquee Club
31 March 1965 Bromley Bromel Club, Bromley Court Hotel
1 April 1965 Wembley Harrow Technical College Rag Week Dance, Town Hall
3 April 1965 Elephant and Castle London College of Printing
4 April 1965 Newbury Plaza
5 April 1965 Hendon Lakeside
6 April 1965 London Marquee Club
7 April 1965 Hemel Hempstead Dacorum College
8 April 1965 Reading Olympia Ballroom
9 April 1965 Altrincham Stamford Hall
10 April 1965 Leicester Square Cavern, Notre Dame Hall
11 April 1965 Luton Majestic Ballroom
13 April 1965 London Marquee Club
14 April 1965 Leicester Il Rondo Ballroom
16 April 1965 London Goldhawk Social Club
17 April 1965 Brighton Florida Rooms
18 April 1965 Crawley Civic Hall
19 April 1965 Hayes Botwell House
20 April 1965 London Marquee Club
22 April 1965 Southampton Waterfront Club
23 April 1965 Manchester Oasis Club
24 April 1965 Boreham Wood Lynx Youth Club
Tottenham Club Noreik
25 April 1965 Watford Trade Union Hall
26 April 1965 Bridgwater Town Hall
27 April 1965 London Marquee Club
28 April 1965 Bromley Bromel Club, Bromley Court Hotel
30 April 1965 Trowbridge Town Hall
1 May 1965 Leicester College of Arts and Technology
2 May 1965 Nottingham Dungeon Club
3 May 1965 Newcastle upon Tyne Majestic
5 May 1965 Perth Scotland City Hall (unconfirmed)
6 May 1965 Elgin Two Red Shoes Ballroom
7 May 1965 Kirkcaldy Raith Ballroom
8 May 1965 Strathclyde New Palladium Ballroom
9 May 1965 Leicester England De Montfort Hall (2 shows)
11 May 1965 London Marquee Club
12 May 1965 Bury Palais
13 May 1965 Barrow-in-Furness Public Hall
14 May 1965 Dunstable Civic Hall
15 May 1965 Chippenham Neald Hall
16 May 1965 Stratford-upon-Avon Town Hall
17 May 1965 Bath Bath Pavilion
18 May 1965 Wealdstone Railway Hotel (unconfirmed)
Swindon McIlroy's Ballroom
19 May 1965 Bristol Corn Exchange
20 May 1965 Kidderminster Town Hall
21 May 1965 Guildford Ricky Tick Club
22 May 1965 Rawtenstall Astoria Ballroom
24 May 1965 Reading Majestic Ballroom
25 May 1965 London Marquee Club
27 May 1965 Worthing Assembly Hall
28 May 1965 Windsor Ricky-Tick
29 May 1965 Buxton Pavilion Ballroom
30 May 1965 Sheffield King Mojo Club
France
1 June 1965 Paris France Paris Olympia
2 June 1965 Le Club des Rockers
United Kingdom
5 June 1965 Stamford Hill England Loyola Hall
6 June 1965 London St. Joseph's Hall
7 June 1965 Marquee Club
8 June 1965
Wallington Public Hall
9 June 1965 Leicester Il Rondo Ballroom
11 June 1965 Hinckley St. George's Ballroom (unconfirmed)
Nuneaton Co-Op Ballroom
12 June 1965 Dudley Town Hall
13 June 1965 Stockport Manor Lounge Club
15 June 1965 High Wycombe Town Hall
16 June 1965 Stourbridge Town Hall
17 June 1965 Stevenage Bowes Lyon House
18 June 1965 Morecambe Floral Hall
19 June 1965 Uxbridge Uxbridge Blues and Folk Festival
London Cavern, Notre Dame Church Hall
20 June 1965 Hayes Blue Moon
24 June 1965 Greenwich Town Hall
25 June 1965 Windsor Ricky-Tick
26 June 1965 High Wycombe Town Hall
Tottenham Club Noreik
27 June 1965 Greenford Starlight Ballroom
28 June 1965 Ipswich Manor House Ballroom
29 June 1965 Uxbridge Burtons Ballroom
30 June 1965 Farnborough Town Hall
1 July 1965 London Marquee Club (unconfirmed)
2 July 1965 Northampton Maple Ballroom
3 July 1965 Ramsey, Essex Gaiety Ballroom
4 July 1965 Southall Community Centre
5 July 1965 Tunbridge Wells Assembly Rooms
7 July 1965 London Manor House
8 July 1965 Reading Olympia Ballroom
9 July 1965 Basildon Locarno Ballroom
10 July 1965 Ventnor Winter Gardens
11 July 1965 Southsea Savoy Ballroom, South Parade
Hinckley St. George's Ballroom (unconfirmed)
13 July 1965 London Marquee Club
14 July 1965 Stevenage Locarno Ballroom
15 July 1965 Llanelli Wales Ritz
16 July 1965 Whaddon England Town Football Ground (1965 Cheltenham Music Festival)
17 July 1965 Torquay Town Hall
27 July 1965 London Marquee Club
28 July 1965 Putney Pontiac Club
30 July 1965 Kenton New Fender Club
31 July 1965 Bletchley, Buckinghamshire Wilton Hall
1 August 1965 Great Yarmouth Britannia Pier Theatre (2 shows)
4 August 1965 St Leonards-on-Sea Witch Doctor
6 August 1965 Richmond Richmond Athletic Ground (National Jazz and Blues Festival)
7 August 1965 Tottenham Loyola Hall
8 August 1965 Great Yarmouth Britannia Pier Theatre (2 shows)
11 August 1965 Cheltenham Blue Moon Club
12 August 1965 Margate Dreamland Ballroom
13 August 1965 Morecambe Marine Ballroom, Central Pier
14 August 1965 Uxbridge New Georgian Club
15 August 1965 Great Yarmouth Britannia Pier Theatre (2 shows)
19 August 1965 Worthing Assembly Hall
20 August 1965 Bournemouth Pavilion Theatre
21 August 1965 Peterborough Palais de Danse
22 August 1965 Great Yarmouth Britannia Pier Theatre (2 shows)
23 August 1965 Colchester Corn Exchange
24 August 1965 High Wycombe Town Hall
26 August 1965 Salisbury City Hall
27 August 1965 Torquay Town Hall (unconfirmed)
Basingstoke Rang-A-Tang Club, Carnival Hall
28 August 1965 Coventry Matrix Hall
29 August 1965 Sheffield King Mojo Club
30 August 1965 Cardiff Wales Sophia Gardens
1 September 1965 Stoke-on-Trent England Top Rank Suite
3 September 1965 Dunstable California Ballroom
4 September 1965 Bridlington Spa Royal Hall
8 September 1965 Farnborough Town Hall
11 September 1965 Nelson Imperial Ballroom
12 September 1965 Manchester Oasis Club
17 September 1965 Grimsby Gaiety Ballroom
18 September 1965 Grantham Drill Hall
19 September 1965 Southsea Savoy Ballroom
Europe
21 September 1965 The Hague Netherlands De Marathon
25 September 1965 Helsingor Denmark Folkets Hus
Copenhagen K.B. Hallen
26 September 1965 Aarhus Aarhus Hallen
Aalborg Fredrikstorv
United Kingdom
2 October 1965 Camberley England Agincourt Ballroom
3 October 1965 Manchester Twisted Wheel Club
6 October 1965 Dunfermline Scotland Kinema Ballroom
8 October 1965 Perth City Hall
9 October 1965 Carlisle England Market Hall
Sweden
10 October 1965 Stockholm Sweden Johanneshovs Isstadion
Gothenburg Cirkus Lorensbergsparken (2 shows)
United Kingdom
11 October 1965 Warrington England Parr Hall
14 October 1965 Cambourne Skating Rink
15 October 1965 Hereford Hillside Ballroom
16 October 1965 Scunthorpe Baths Ballroom
20 October 1965 Southampton Top Rank Ballroom
22 October 1965 Milford Haven Wales Pill Social Centre
23 October 1965 Bishop's Stortford England Rhodes Centre
24 October 1965 Slough Carlton Ballroom
25 October 1965 Watford Trade Union Hall
28 October 1965 Swindon Locarno Ballroom
29 October 1965 Greenford Starlight Ballroom
30 October 1965 Manchester Manchester University
Twickenham Eel Pie Island (unconfirmed)
31 October 1965 Liverpool Cavern Club
1 November 1965 Ipswich Bluesville Club, St. Matthew's Baths
2 November 1965 London Marquee Club
3 November 1965 Stevenage Locarno Ballroom
6 November 1965 Hinckley St. George's Ballroom
7 November 1965 Sheffield King Mojo Club
France
12 November 1965 Paris France (unconfirmed)
13 November 1965 La Locomotive Club (2 shows)
United Kingdom
15 November 1965 Bath England Bath Pavilion
16 November 1965 Malvern Winter Gardens
19 November 1965 Wembley Empire Pool
20 November 1965 Brighton Florida Rooms
23 November 1965 Cambridge Dorothy Ballroom
24 November 1965 Stourbridge Town Hall
26 November 1965 London Wimbledon Palais
27 November 1965 Hanwell Community Centre
London London School of Economics
28 November 1965 Manchester Oasis Club
30 November 1965 High Wycombe Town Hall
1 December 1965 Cheshunt Wolsey Hall
3 December 1965 London Goldhawk Social Club
4 December 1965 Chelmsford Corn Exchange
5 December 1965 Edgware White Lion Pub
6 December 1965 Eltham Eltham Baths
8 December 1965 Bristol Corn Exchange
9 December 1965 Plymouth Guildhall
11 December 1965 Southampton Southampton University
12 December 1965 Brighton New Barn Club
13 December 1965 Norwich Federation Club
15 December 1965 Swansea Wales University College
16 December 1965 Kidderminster England Town Hall
17 December 1965 Windsor Ricky-Tick
18 December 1965 Portsmouth Birdcage
19 December 1965 Guildford Ricky Tick Club
21 December 1965 London Marquee Club
23 December 1965 Worthing Pavilion Ballroom
24 December 1965 Hastings Pier Ballroom

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