The WHO – ” Live At Leeds ” 14th February 1970

Posted: February 18, 2016 in ALBUMS, MUSIC
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On the 14th February 1970, The Who appeared at the University Refectory at University of Leeds  England. The show was recorded for the bands forthcoming ‘Live At Leeds’ album. Since its initial reception, Live at Leeds has been cited by several music critics as the best live rock recording of all time. The University of Leeds refectory, has now been named a national landmark in the UK, commemorated with a blue plaque. It was the only live album that was released while the group were still actively recording and performing with their best known line-up of Roger Daltrey, Pete Townshend, John Entwistle and Keith Moon.

Two shows were consequently scheduled, one at the University of Leeds and the other in Hull, for the express purpose of recording and releasing a live album. The Leeds concert was booked and arranged by Simon Brogan who later became an assistant manager on tour with Jethro Tull. The shows were performed on 14th February 1970 at Leeds and on 15th February 1970 at Hull, but technical problems with the recordings from the Hull gig — the bass guitar had not been recorded on some of the songs — made it all the more necessary for the show from the 14th to be released as the album.

Live at Leeds has been cited as the best live rock recording of all time, Recorded at Leeds University on 14th February 1970 on Pye Mobile Unit.

THE WHO - LIVE AT LEEDS 1970

 

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