Did you see The Who in Chichester in 1966?

A music writer is appealing to people who saw legendary rock band The Who play at the College of Further Education in Chichester in June 1966.

Tuesday, 15th November 2016, 12:12 pm
Updated Wednesday, 16th November 2016, 5:12 pm
Richard Houghton is looking for people who may have seen The Who play in Chichester in 1966

Richard Houghton, from Manchester, is trying to trace fans who may have witnessed the concert to help him write ‘a people’s history’ of the group.

Richard, who has already written books about The Beatles and the Rolling Stones, said: “The Who have been performing for over 50 years and lots of books have been written about them. I want to tell their story in the words of the people who saw them when they were starting out and use those teenage memories to help me capture a little piece of music history.

“I’m interested in hearing from anyone who went to one of these shows or both of them!

“I’m trying to tell the history of pop music in the words of the people who experienced it, whether that’s buying the records, listening to the songs on the radio or going to the shows.

“I’m hoping I can get a fresh take on the history of a golden age of pop by hearing stories that have never been told outside of to family or friends. People who were teenagers in the 60s will have some great memories of these evenings and I’m hoping to capture them for all time in this book.”

You can share your memories of The Who by emailing [email protected] or by writing to Richard at 1 Totnes Road, Manchester, M21 8XF.

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