New music releases: Little Earthquakes - Tori Amos; "Tears in Heaven" - Eric Clapton; Born Into the 90's - R. Kelly & Public Announcement; High on the Happy Side - Wet Wet Wet
On the 4th, the animated short film The Real Story Of Happy Birthday To You is released. Roger voices the character "Barnaby the Stablehand."
On the 28th, The Chieftains release their CD An Irish Evening: Live at the Grand Opera House, Belfast. Roger sings "Raglan Road" and "Behind Blue Eyes" on the CD. It peaks at #120 in the U.S. Billboard charts and wins a Grammy for Best Traditional Folk Album.
New music releases: Ooooooohhh.... On the TLC Tip - TLC; Classic Queen - Queen; "Jump" - Kris Kross; Music from the Motion Picture Wayne's World - Various Artists
Mr. Big releases their single "To Be With You". In the U.K., the B-side is a live cover of "Baba O'Riley".
A home videotape of The Chieftains - An Irish Evening featuring Roger is released in the U.S. The European release follows on March 3.
New music releases: Wynonna - Wynonna Judd; Totally Krossed Out - Kris Kross; 3 Years, 5 Months & 2 Days in the Life Of... - Arrested Development; Adrenalize - Def Leppard
On the 25th, John performs on the 40th Anniversary of American Bandstand TV special.
New music releases: Greatest Hits - ZZ Top; Check Your Head - The Beastie Boys; Diva - Annie Lennox; Confederate Railroad - Confederate Railroad
The Breeders release their CD EP Safari with a cover of "So Sad About Us."
On the 20th, Roger performs "I Want It All" with the surviving members of Queen at the Freddie Mercury Memorial Concert at Wembley Stadium.
New music releases: Some Gave All - Billy Ray Cyrus; I Still Believe in You - Vince Gill; Boats, Beaches, Bars & Ballads - Jimmy Buffett; The Greatest Hits: 1966-1992 - Neil Diamond
On the 15th, Tom Constanten releases the CD Nightfall of Diamonds containing a cover of "Boris the Spider".
Pete resumes work on his solo album Psychoderelict.
On the 16th, U.S. TV airs the special American Bandstand 40th Anniversary Special featuring an all-star jam with Bo Diddley. John Entwistle is the featured bass player
Who Are You is released on Mobile Fidelity Sound Labs gold CD with an alternate version of "Guitar And Pen" and new liner notes written by Pete.
New music releases: Come On, Come On - Mary Chapin Carpenter; Boomerang/Original Soundtrack - Various Artists; Singles/:Original Motion Picture Soundtrack - Various Artists; The One - Elton John
On the 7th, Roger's solo album Rocks In The Head is released in the U.S. It does not make the album charts but not for lack of personal promotion. On the 12th, Roger visits Live with Regis and Kathy Lee. On the 19th he performs "Days Of Light" and is interviewed on Late Night With David Letterman.
And on the 22nd sings "Behind Blue Eyes" with The Chieftains on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno.
Roger probably doesn't know that his appearances spark a turf war between Robert Morton with Letterman's show and Jay Leno's agent Helen Kushnick. Her refusal to honor the industry protocol of not booking a guest right after his appearance on another network's talk show is later presented in the book and TV-movie The Late Shift as one of the factors leading to her firing by Jay Leno.
Roger caps his promotional tour by appearing as a special guest at The Chieftains concert at the Universal Amphitheatre in Los Angeles on the 23rd.
Pete, meanwhile, is in La Jolla, California where he and director Des McAnuff are putting the finishing touches on the Tommy musical.
During the month, the punk group Bikini Kill puts out a self-titled EP with the track "Thurston Hearts The Who".
On the 25th, Roger's 1989 movie Cold Justice is released on home video.
New music releases: What's the 411? - Mary J. Blige; Countdown to Extinction - Megadeath; Shorty the Pimp - Too Short; The Hard Way - Clint Black
On the 8th, Roger appears on Dennis Miller's talk show (FOX-TV), performs "Days of Light", and helps Miller smash up his desk.
On the 9th, The Who's Tommy, the musical written by Pete Townshend and Des McAnuff, premieres at the La Jolla Playhouse in California. At Pete's suggestion, the opening night is a benefit for the Playhouse and the Nordoff-Robbins Music Therapy Foundation. Roger and John are in attendance as are Liza Minelli, John Cusack and Robert Downey, Jr. Roger does not care for the play but local reviews are ecstatic and the end date has to be extended due to high ticket demand.
Graham Parker releases his album Burning Questions with a cover of "Substitute."
New music releases: Unplugged - Eric Clapton; New Miserable Experience - Gin Blossoms; Beyond the Season - Garth Brooks; "Rump Shaker" - Wreckx-n-Effect ft. Teddy Riley
On the 1st, Roger's solo song "Days of Light" from his album Rocks in the Head peaks at #6 on Billboard's list of Album Rock Tracks.
On the 8th, Billboard has an interview with Roger about Rocks in the Head. He says Pete told him "I'm really proud of you. You've done great lyrics."
On the 25th, Naked Soul releases their CD Seed containing a cover of "So Sad About Us."
New music releases: Breathless - Kenny G; Love Deluxe - Sade; Automatic for the People - R.E.M.; Greatest Hits - Gloria Estefan
On the 9th, Rhino Records releases a 4-CD set of recordings from the 1967 Monterey International Pop Festival. It contains all of The Who's performance.
On the 10th, Roger attends the New York Music Awards. He comes on stage with The Raw Poets, a group he championed after agreeing to hear a demo tape of theirs after his limo hit the band's guitarist Fish on New York's 10th Avenue.
Sugar, a band fronted by Husker Du's Bob Mould, releases a CD single containing a live cover of "Armenia City in the Sky."
On the 22nd, Roger attends the U.K. premiere of the film 1492: Conquest of Paradise in London.
On the 30th, Pete Townshend's 1972 album Who Came First is released on a newly-remastered CD by Rykodisc with additional tracks from the Meher Baba albums. Deluxe editions come with a booklet.
New music releases: The Bodyguard/Original Soundtrack - Whitney Houston; "I Will Always Love You" - Whitney Houston; Rage Against the Machine - Rage Against the Machine; The Predator - Ice Cube
Stephen Wolter and Karen Kimber's The Who In Print: An Annotated Biography, 1965 though 1990 is published by McFarland Press.
On the 17th, John performs in the Grand Scientific Musical Theater at the COMDEX computer trade show in Las Vegas. Graham Nash, Todd Rundgren and Jon Anderson also participate using a new JBL sound system called 3-D Virtual Audio. The concert is intended to raise a projected $1 million for the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children.
New music releases: The Chronic - Dr. Dre; It's Your Call - Reba McEntire; ...If I Ever Fall in Love - Shai; "Hip Hop Hooray" - Naughty By Nature
On the 4th, Roger Daltrey performs in Cali, Colombia as part of Festival Ecomundo '92: A World Meeting of Ecology and Culture. The poorly planned event is supposed to feature celebrities, films, and conferences all on the subject of saving the environment. The only thing that actually occurs is the planned concert with Roger, David Gilmour, Phil Manzanera, and Kool and the Gang all brought over by musician Chucho Merchan. They don't get paid, perform under threats from the Colombian drug cartels and have to use a terrible local sound system. Less than 3,000 attend in a football stadium designed to hold 40,000, so few that for years this concert is written off as a myth until video surfaces. This is the first time anyone from The Who performs in South America. It will be twenty-five years before any of them return.
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