Mystery photos of Brighton and Hove

'Who' 'When' 'Where'

By Jennifer Drury

 
Photo:The Who

The Who

Royal Pavilion and Museums Brighton and Hove

Did you see The Who in concert? 

When was this?

Where did they appear?

If you remember - please share your memories by posting below.


 

This page was added on 08/10/2017.
Comments about this page

I believe The Who first played at the Brighton Aquarium in 1964, they may have played in Brighton earlier under their original name The Detours.  Brighton was one of their first "mod strongholds" and of course later The Who became synonymous with Brighton. I think this photo is on the Palace Pier probably a little later, perhaps 1967 at a guess.  I did see them in concert a few times, but never in Brighton, Assembly Hall Worthing in about 1970 and a few times in London.

By Peter Groves (10/10/2017)

The Who on the Palace Pier in the mid '60s. I heard them play at the Florida Rooms, probably on the evening of the day that this photo was taken.

By Philip Burnard (10/10/2017)

I would say 1965; the 'My Generation' album was released that year, and on the album cover John Entwistle is wearing the same 'Union Jack' jacket that he is wearing on this photo.

By Joe Stains (10/10/2017)

Apart from being "regulars" at the Florida Rooms, The Who also appeared on the West Pier in about 1965. 

By Sandie (10/10/2017)

The Who played at the Florida Rooms where Brighton Sea Life Centre now is. I saw them again at Sussex University in the early '70s. Pete Townsend jumped up swinging his arm around onto his guitar and the stage broke!

By Andy Lovelidge (10/10/2017)

I believe that the Who also played one concert at the Hippodrome, as part of a national package tour, when they were still called the High Numbers. If I remember rightly the tour also included, top of the bill, Dusty Springfield and Eden Kane.

By Derek Lake (11/10/2017)

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