HENRY DILTZ, AFP/Getty Images When Rhode Island's Newport Jazz Festival…
- Posted on Mar 25th 2011 11:30AM by Andrew Kerr
As his expansive set reached its conclusion the singer told the crowd (via the NME), "Back in the '70s we used to love doing harmonies. The Beach Boys, we s--- on them."
He continued, "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."
Daltrey's set included a full performance of the Who's rock opera 'Tommy' during which guitarist Pete Townshend made a surprise appearance, taking on vocal duties for 'The Acid Queen.' He later returned for the night's penultimate number 'Baba O'Riley'.
Townshend's cameo followed his revelation this week that he regrets having joined the Who. As previously reported by Spinner, the 65-year said, "What would I have done differently? I would never have joined a band."