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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.


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  • 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 (08/10/2017)
  • 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 (09/10/2017)
  • 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 (09/10/2017)
  • 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)
  • Yes The Who, and quite a few other bands who later became famous, played at the Florida Rooms in the ‘60s. Four shillings to get in, they were run by a colourful character call Bonny Manzi, maybe part Chinese, who ran a string of clubs in the south coast area. 

    By Roger Johnson (25/07/2018)
  • Hi Derek, yes you are right. As a Dusty fan at the time, I was at that concert.

    By Allan Clarkson (25/07/2018)
  • I went to see The WHO in 1967 at The Dome. I was 14. They smashed up their expensive electrical equipment, drum kit etc, at the end of the gig, scaring us all – sparks everywhere, put me off them for good, especially when us kids would have given the earth just to own a simple guitar or drum kit. A sheer waste!!

    By Gill (17/11/2019)
  • I saw the Who at the Essoldo in North Street, 😭Brighton , not sure which year, but around 1965. Sainsbury’s is where the Essoldo used to be. I had a photo taken with Pete Townsend, not sure If I’ve still got it…😑

    By Mary (08/10/2020)
  • I saw “The Who” at Sussex University October 10, 1970. Awesome show. I also saw other groups there, including Thunderclap Newman.

    By Michael McNamara (04/08/2023)

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