The Vinyl Say 027: The Who

In every collection there are records that get played all the time, many of them for years, decades even. Then there are those that, while no less treasured, somehow fall by the wayside to lie in wait, ripe for rediscovery. This series chronicles some of those nuggets as they resurface from my own back pages. Read More…

Roger Daltrey 19:03:2011

O2 Academy Bournemouth A meticulous performance of controlled power and measured musicianship saw Roger Daltrey roll back the years, all 42 of them, as he lead a crack band through The Who’s 1969 opus, Tommy, at the Academy. In his first Bournemouth show since the album’s original release, when The Who warmed up for the Read More…

Roger Daltrey

Roger Daltrey, owner of one of the greatest voices in rock history, played the O2 Academy Bournemouth on 19 March 2011 ahead of a triumphant re-imagining of The Who’s classic rock opera Tommy at the Royal Albert Hall five days later. He brought with him the band of crack American session musicians he toured the States with Read More…

The Cream of the pop crop

NOT that it was any mystery to her, but Echo reader Vivian Pittard (nee Green) from Chalbury Hall, near Wimborne has solved the Cream mystery we reported recently in Snapshots. A local legend seemed to have been built up around the idea that Eric Clapton’s 1960s blues-rock supergroup Cream played a gig at the Pavilion Read More…