June 07, 2006

The Who: Live at Leeds 2006

Pete Townshend

The Who live at Leeds in 2006 ... Yup, the concert will be recorded.

It was one of those occasions that if you had been there you could tell the grandchildren about and they really would be impressed - a concert in a dull university refectory that produced arguably the best ever live rock album.
Yesterday the Who officially announced they are going to do it all over again. Live at Leeds was released in 1970 after a barnstorming three-hour concert by the band on Valentine's Day. They played 33 songs, including most of the rock opera Tommy, and several hundred students who could not get in climbed on to the roof. On June 17 the two surviving members of the band, Roger Daltrey and Pete Townshend, will begin the Who's world tour - including stadiums and festivals - at the 2,000-capacity refectory, cementing the venue's place in rock and roll history.

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(Thanks: Triple-B)

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