PICS: Roger Daltrey at Bayside Summer Nights

'Behind Blue Eyes': The Who's legendary vocalist Roger Daltrey recently rocked a packed Bayside Summer Nights crowd at Embarcadero Marina Park South.

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If you were able to snag tickets to see the legendary vocalist on Wednesday, Aug. 15, you were in for quite a treat.
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The Who haven't played in San Diego in years, so any chance to see Daltrey is a must-see event. During his Bayside Summer Nights show, he performed hits from the iconic rock band's catalog, as well as his solo career.
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Daltrey has been known for decades as one of the most charismatic frontmen in rock & roll and famed for his powerful voice and energetic stage presence.
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Simply put, the Who are considered one of the most influential rock bands of the 20th century, selling over 100 million records worldwide.
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A little history: Daltrey was born in East Acton, West London, in 1944 and attended Acton County Grammar School with future Who bandmates Pete Townshend and John Entwistle.
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He made his first guitar from a block of wood, a cherry red Fender Stratocaster replica, and joined a skiffle band called the Detours. (Bassist Jon Button pictured)
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Eventually, Daltrey invited Entwistle and Townshend to join him in the Detours, and afterward, ended up changing their name to the Who. (Simon Townshend, the little brother of Pete, pictured)
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The Who then rose to worldwide prominence and released 14 singles that entered the Top 10 charts in the U.K. during the 1960s, 70s and 80s.
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Daltrey began his solo career in 1973, while still a member of the Who. Since then, he has released nine studio albums (with the latest being this year's "As Long as I Have You"), five compilation albums, and one live album.
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In 2010, he was ranked as No. 61 on Rolling Stone's list of the 100 Greatest Singers of All Time.
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As a member of the Who, Daltrey received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the British Phonographic Industry in 1988, and from the Grammy Foundation in 2001.
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Daltrey was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1990 and the U.K. Music Hall of Fame in 2005.
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His Aug. 15 set list included the following songs (according to setlist.fm): "Overture," "Pinball Wizard," "Who Are You," "Another Tricky Day," "Getting in Tune," "Pictures of Lily," "Giving It All Away" (a Leo Sayer cover)... (Keyboardist Loren Gold pictured left, and guitarist Frank Simes right)
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Followed by "Athena," "Behind Blue Eyes," "I Can See for Miles," "Days of Light," "After the Fire," "Going Mobile," "How Many Friends," "Naked Eye," "Baby O'Riley," "Young Man Blues" (a Mose Allison cover) and "The Real Me."
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Singer/songwriter Leslie Mendelson (pictured right) opened the show.
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She released her acclaimed sophomore full-length album, "Love & Murder," in 2017.
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Steve McEwan (right) is her frequent songwriting partner and collaborator.
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What a wonderful show! We hope Daltrey (and maybe even the Who? Hey, we can dream) and Mendelson come back to town soon!
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