I know "Can't Explain" was actually a minor hit in the US prior to that (It was actually covered as early as late 1965 on Boston's The Ones' rare all cover LP), but... Was this the first time American Teens would see the mighty Oo' on TV, on cult Teen program : Shindig!, and Live to boot (taped from the Windsor jazz & blues festival, I think... in '65 too!) ?
The Who had to still work and tour extensively in order to establish themselves as Pop Stars post-Monterey in USA... As can be seen on rare footage of live action in Peoria, Illinois and Pete Townshend interview in this documentary from 1968 : "All My Loving"!
Rare performances unseen since their original broadcasts over 40 years ago. With The Yardbirds, The Who, The Zombies, The Moody Blues, The Animals, The Hollies, The Spencer Davis Group, The Kinks, The Rolling Stones, The Searchers & more. (90 Minutes)
Starting at 8:30. In Pocket Park, 328 Warren Street, Hudson NY 518-822-8448 - across the street from The Opera House.