The Who [promotion photo] from Bonici Archives
The WHO promotional material sent to AA Bonici [c.Bonici Archives]I’ve spoken with several who remember the Who in Elgin, Scotland in 1965 with fond memories meeting them at the Park Cafe and seeing them on stage at the Two Red Shoes Ballroom. They also played various gigs in Scotland every year afterwards into the early ’70s.
One who was a teenager hanging out in the Park Cafe before their gig remembers when they walked through the door of the popular hang out. “Keith Moon came over and sat on my knee”. The presence of the boys made for good laughs in the cafe until Keith pulled a “stick bomb” from his pocket and tossed it. He may have been the only musician thrown out of the Park Cafe.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yO1sF_fHNJA Bonici introduced the The Who to Elgin and typically advertised though local newspapers. The Who appeared in the Northern Scot [29 April,1965], as a “coming attraction”.
The following site presents The Who tour though below are the Scotland gigs as recorded.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Who_Tour_1965 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Who_Tour_1965 http://www.thewhothismonth.com/1965.html
4 September 1964 Glasgow Kelvin Hall (2 shows) 5 May 1965
Perth City Hall (unconfirmed) 6 May 1965 Elgin Two Red Shoes Ballroom
7 May 1965 Kirkcaldy Raith Ballroom
18 February 1966 Dumfries Drill Hall (unconfirmed)
18 February 1966
17 June 1966 Perth City Hall
22 August 1966 Glasgow Odeon Cinema
17 November 1966 Glasgow Locarno
18 November 1966 Perth City Halls
9 December 1966 Dumfries Assembly Halls
“The band played nearly non-stop in 1966, mostly shows in the United Kingdom with several short trips to European countries like Sweden and Germany mixed in. Performances during the early part of the year included material from the My Generation album (released in late 1965) and numerous cover songs; March saw the release of “Substitute”, which would become one of the most performed songs in the Who canon, and “I’m a Boy” (released in August) would also remain in their act for several years. Later 1966 shows would feature material from the A Quick One album, as well as the single “Happy Jack”.”