Daltrey rocks in early birthday bash
They were followed by
saxophonist David Sanborn; Alice
Cooper, who got a standing
ovation for “I m a Boy," then
threw his black baton into the
audience; the waif-like Linda Perry
of 4 Non-Blondes; and Lou Reed.
who gave his selection a sensitive
NEW YORK —— Roger Daltrey,
lead singer of the Who for 20
years, tums 50 next Tuesday, so he
celebrated big this week by doing
two concerts at Carnegie Hall.
ROVIOW Eddie Vedder of Pearl Jam sang
two weII-known Townshend songs
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8 owms chest and arm muscles. at at the Sheraton Gibson Playing My
the more than thnee-hour concert.
Behind him, Michael Kamen
Daltrey sang songs from
comiucted an orchestra from the " “Tommy," then Townshend came
Juilliard School. Mhh.“ Kama" on to play guitar and sing from his
'The eveomg, taped for a pay-per- 0000wa OFCMSVB solo album “lmn Man“ and do the
View specnal tonight, was a tribute Who song “Who Are You?"
to Pete Townshend, guitarist and deli t when a guest occasionally Townshend is a performer of
composer in the Who and one of profanity and danced in place high authority. The audience
the guests: to rhythmic numbers. yelled for an encore. “How am I
The aodience was in an infomal Dalttey began the concert by going to follow that?" Daltrcy
party 8 [ﬁt and deﬁnitely not singing “I Can See for Miles" and mused. “I must be crazy."
mtimi ted by Carnegie Hall. “You Better You Bet." He said he But he did follow it, with “Won't
People booed the arrival of Sinead chose his guests with care, for Get Fooled Again." Then the
O’Connor, yelled messages to special reasons, then introduced audience sang “Happy Birthday."
Daltrey, Jumped up repeated] in the Spin Doctors, saying the Daltrey wasn‘t crazy. It was his
standing ovations, roamed wi audience would hear inﬂuences of night,