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Roger Daltrey is an icon within the music industry. His performances with The Who and as a solo artist immortalised him in the ledgers of Rock N Roll history. Here are five of his best performances.
Last Updated 03/02/23 at 10:00 am
From the early days of The Who to his solo career and reunions with the band, Daltrey has always commanded the stage with his commanding presence and powerful voice.
Here, we'll be taking a look at some of the very best Roger Daltrey live performances throughout his career, including concert highlights and greatest hits from The Who and Daltrey's solo work.
The Who's performance at Woodstock in 1969 is considered to be one of the greatest moments in rock and roll history. The band took to the stage in the early hours of the morning and delivered a powerful and dynamic set that left the crowd in awe.
As the lead vocalist of The Who, Roger Daltrey commanded the stage with his enormous presence and powerful voice. He sang hits like 'My Generation' and 'Magic Bus' with energy and passion, earning cheers and applause from the massive crowd.
One of the highlights of the performance was his rendition of 'See Me, Feel Me', where he hit every note perfectly and truly connected with the audience.
The Woodstock performance was a defining moment for The Who and for Roger Daltrey, solidifying their place as one of the greatest rock bands of all time.
The concert footage of the performance is still widely watched and admired today, showcasing the raw talent and energy of Daltrey and The Who and cementing his place as one of the greatest frontmen in rock history.
Isle of White Festival 1970
The Who's performance at the Isle of Wight Festival in 1970 was another defining moment in the band's storied career.
Coming off the heels of their legendary performance at Woodstock the previous year, the band was primed to deliver another unforgettable show.
Once again, Roger Daltrey took centre stage as the lead vocalist. His powerful voice and commanding stage presence were on full display as he belted out hit after hit and brought The Who's lyrics to life.
Daltrey's performance at the Isle of Wight was a testament to his skill as a singer and his ability to connect with the audience.
The band's set was filled with crowd-pleasers like 'Tommy' and 'Summertime Blues', but it was Daltrey's rendition of 'Won't Get Fooled Again' that truly stole the show. The song's iconic opening scream was delivered with such force and power that it sent chills down the spines of the audience.
Live Aid 1985
Roger Daltrey's performance at Live Aid in 1985 was a defining moment in his solo career. As the lead vocalist of The Who, Daltrey had already established himself as a rock icon, but his performance at Live Aid cemented his status as a solo artist.
Live Aid was a global charity event organised to raise funds for famine relief in Africa. Daltrey's performance was a highlight of the event, as he took the stage with the band and delivered an electrifying set that included classic The Who hits like 'Who Are You' and 'Won't Get Fooled Again'.
Daltrey's performance was filled with energy and passion, and he clearly enjoyed being back on stage. He sang with power and precision, hitting every note perfectly. He also showed his versatility as a performer, switching between rock and roll and ballads with ease.
Daltrey's performance at Live Aid was not only a standout moment for him, but it also showed his commitment to charitable causes. By performing at the event, he helped raise awareness and funds for famine relief in Africa. His performance was a reminder of the power of music to bring people together and make a difference in the world.
The Who’s Reunion Tour 1989
The Who's reunion tour in 1989 was a highly-anticipated event for fans of the legendary rock band. After several years of solo projects and uncertainty about the future of the band, Roger Daltrey, Pete Townshend, John Entwistle, and Kenney Jones reunited to tour and perform together once again.
Roger Daltrey, as the lead vocalist, was an integral part of the tour. He had always been known for his powerful voice and dynamic stage presence, and he did not disappoint during the reunion tour. Daltrey's voice was in top form, and he delivered each song with the same energy and passion as he had decades before.
The tour was a nostalgic trip down memory lane for fans, as the band played many of the classic hits off their beloved albums such as 'My Generation', 'Baba O'Riley', and 'Won't Get Fooled Again'.
The band also performed several new songs that had been written specifically for the tour, which were well-received by the audiences. Daltrey's performance on these new songs showed that he was still at the top of his game and still had the ability to connect with the audience.
Teenage Cancer Trust Benefit Concert 2000
The Who's live concert at the Royal Albert Hall in 2000 was a triumphant event that was the culmination of a fantastic return-to-form US & UK tour.
This concert was a special event for the band as it was the first time they had performed at the iconic venue in over 30 years, and because the concert was a charity show for the Teenage Cancer Trust.
Even at 56 years old, Daltrey's voice was in top form and he delivered each song with the same energy and passion as he had decades before.
Just like in their reunion tour, the concert was a nostalgic trip down memory lane for fans, as the band played many of their classic hits, but they also included several new songs that had been written specifically for the tour. Daltrey's performance on these new songs showed that he was still at the top of his game and still had the ability to connect with the audience.
The concert was also notable for its special guests, as the band was joined on stage by a number of other famous musicians, including Noel Gallagher (Oasis), Paul Weller (The Jam), and Eddie Vedder (Pearl Jam). Daltrey's interaction with these special guests added an extra layer of excitement to the concert.
Watch The Who Perform Live From The Best Seats In The House
The Who are one of the most legendary rock bands in music history. Seeing them live to this day is an absolute treat and a must for any fan.
Roger Daltrey and The Who will be back on tour this year, heading out on the 'The Who Hits Back! Tour' in the summer of 2023.
You can see the British icons live and in style with premium tickets at:
- 6th July - Sewell Group Craven Park, Hull
- 12th July - London O2 Arena, London
- 14th July - The Incora County Ground, Derby
- 16th July - Badminton Estate, Bristol
- 19th July - Seat Unique Riverside, Durham
- 21st July - Totally Wicked Stadium, St Helens
- 23rd July - 1st Central County Ground, Brighton
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