Recorded in October, 1966. Not sure of the release date in America, but I'd say that my friends and I were listening to this album by January or February of '67. It's a good one, too. (If I'd have guessed before reading the recording date, I'd have thought the LP came out in mid-'66. Maybe I should check it.)
Around this time the Who became the hardest working band in show business. They came to New York for the Murray the K Show, March, '67. They were in New York for much of '67 and '68, and they'd plug in and play any chance they got. Sometimes they got paid; sometimes it was a freebie. Good times.
The Who pre-Tommy were just about the best band ever. I think that bands tend to be better before they make any money. Money ruins everything.