The Who’s Roger Daltrey pays tribute to John Entwistle at Royal Albert Hall

Pete Townshend also makes appearance at Teenage Cancer Trust gig

Roger Daltrey paid tribute to The Who‘s late bassist John Entwistle during a performance of their 1969 album ‘Tommy’ in London last night (March 24).

The frontman was playing a solo show as part of the Teenage Cancer Trust gigs at the Royal Albert Hall. He also brought on The Who guitarist Pete Townshend for two songs during his mammoth set.

“Back in the ’70s we used to love doing harmonies,” he told the crowd near the end of his set. “The Beach Boys, we shit on them.”

He added: “John always had the loudest voice, he had the voice of an angel. So this is for him and all those guys out there who are sent to terrible places like Afghanistan.”

Entwistle died of a heart attack in a Las Vegas hotel room in 2002.

Daltrey performed the whole of The Who‘s rock opera backed by a five-piece band. Townshend made a surprise appearance early on, strapping on an acoustic guitar and taking up lead vocals for ‘The Acid Queen’.

He later returned for The Who classic ‘Baba O’Riley’, alongside violinist Charlie Siem.

Daltrey also performed an acoustic version of ‘My Generation’ before wrapping his show up with solo track ‘Without Your Love’.

Roger Daltrey played:

‘It’s A Boy’
‘Amazing Journey’
‘Eyesight To The Blind (The Hawker)’
‘Cousin Kevin’
‘The Acid Queen’
‘Do You Think It’s Alright?’
‘Fiddle About’
‘Pinball Wizard’
‘There’s A Doctor’
‘Go To The Mirror’
‘Tommy Can You Hear Me?’
‘Smash The Mirror’
‘I’m Free’
‘Miracle Cure’
‘Sally Simpson’
‘Tommy’s Holiday Camp’
‘We’re Not Gonna Take It!’
‘Days Of Light’
‘Pictures Of Lily’
‘My Generation’/’I Can See For Miles’
‘Baba O’Riley’
‘Without Your Love’

Daltrey is curator of the week-long Teenage Cancer Trust gig run, which also saw Biffy Clyro play the night before (March 23).

The remaining shows will see performances from Beady Eye and Tinie Tempah.