Watch Roger Daltrey, John Entwistle & The Chieftains: “Behind Blue Eyes”Live at Carnegie Hall
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Roger Daltrey, a British rock vocalist, gave a stirring (albeit sporadically successful) Carnegie Hall performance in 1994 because he loved singing and because he loved the music of his former Who bandmate Pete Townshend.
On February 23 and 24, 1994, Pete, Roger, and John Entwistle performed together again, sort of, at Carnegie Hall. Roger sang the songwriter of The Who songs with an orchestra conducted by Michael Kamen in a special event titled Daltrey Sings Townshend: A Celebration, which featured an all-star cast of guest musicians. Pete plays his two songs, “And I Moved,” and “Who Are You,” without any of his old band members, Roger and John. Except for the show’s last number, “Join Together,” in which Roger, Pete, and John unite the guest stars on stage, the three never share the stage together.
All of the Who’s albums were represented, but tracks from their rock opera “Tommy” and their perhaps most grandiose album, Quadrophenia, were included prominently. Moreover, Entwistle and Daltrey also got together with another guest star The Chieftains to perform The Who’s 1971 hit “Behind Blue Eyes.” Daltrey, still ecstatic to be performing after more than three decades, was an upbeat delight throughout the whole evening, albeit his trademark windmilling swing of the microphone eventually wore thin as the years went by.
Watch the performance below.