Tonight (February 14th) marks the 50th anniversary of the recording of the Who's legendary 1970 gig at England's Leeds University Refectory — the concert which eventually became their first live set, Live At Leeds. The band will commemorate the anniversary tonight with a pair of acoustic shows at Pryzm in Kingston-Upon-Thames, England.
The original 1970 release only featured six tracks, including elongated versions of "My Generation" and "Magic Bus" along with show stoppers such as Mose Allison's "Young Man Blues," their 1966 single "Substitute," and covers of Eddie Cochran's "Summertime Blues," and Johnny Kidd and the Pirates' "Shakin' All Over."
Roger Daltrey told us that although he loves the Live At Leeds album, he isn't wild about his particular performance that night: ["I always felt under pressure when anything was knowingly being recorded. I didn't mind if people were kind of surreptitiously doing it. Personally, it wasn't one of my best gigs, but the individual in the band never sees the band in the audience's perspective. It's a great album. I love that album because it captures a moment in time."] SOUNDCUE (:17 OC: . . . moment in time)