This is a ‘wish I had a way back machine’ moment….. On Feb. 14, 1970, The Who p…

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This is a ‘wish I had a way back machine’ moment…..

On Feb. 14, 1970, The Who played a concert at the University of Leeds. You probably already know where this is going…

Two shows were 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 Feb. 14 and 15, 1970 at Leeds and Hull, respectively, 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.

48 years ago tonight, The Who’s first live LP “Live at Leeds” was recorded. Please be aware. If you have an original copy of this album, with all of the included paper work, that’s cool. But please understand, the copy you have of The Who’s Woodstock contract is not the original. There were 100,000 of those printed.

Happy conception day to The Who’s “Live at Leeds”. This record was designed to be played at “11”.




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