On this day in music history: February 14, 197…

On this day in music history: February 14, 1970 – “Live At Leeds”, the first live album by The Who is recorded. Produced by Kit Lambert and The Who, it is recorded the University Of Leeds in Leeds, West Riding of Yorkshire, UK. Touring in support of “Tommy” the previous year, The Who record more than eighty hours of concert performances with the intent of releasing a live album. Those are scrapped and the band record their shows at Leeds and Hull University. The recordings from Hull (recorded on February 15, 1970), are marred by numerous technical problems and are also scrapped in favor of the Leeds show. Upon its release, it is regarded one of the best live albums of all time. “Live At Leeds” peaks at number three on the UK album chart, number four on the Billboard Top 200, and is certified Platinum in the US by the RIAA.