The Who – “Live At Leeds” Recording Location

The plaque at Leeds University commemorating The Who's landmark live album recorded there.  (photo by stevo3).

The plaque at Leeds University commemorating The Who’s landmark live album recorded there. (photo by stevo3).

The Refectory, University of Leeds, West Yorkshire, England.

The Who’s landmark 1970 live album, Live At Leeds, was recorded at the University Refectory located on the University of Leeds main campus in Leeds, West Yorkshire, England. Recorded on February 14, 1970, the album is routinely cited as the best live rock recording of all time.

The venue, the University Refectory, was named a national landmark and Pete Townshend and Roger Daltrey were on hand 36 years later in 2006 when a plaque was dedicated to commemorate the Valentines Day concert and album.

Other notable concerts at the Refectory include Led Zeppelin, Jimi Hendrix and Pink Floyd.

Required Listening:

  1. My Generation
  2. Summertime Blues
  3. Substitute
  4. Magic Bus



The Refectory on the campus of the University of Leeds

The Refectory on the campus of the University of Leeds.

 

The Refectory on the University of Leeds, halfway down on the right.

The Refectory on the University of Leeds, halfway down on the right.

 

Pete Townshend and Roger Daltrey at the plaque unveiling the Live at Leeds venue.

Pete Townshend and Roger Daltrey at the plaque unveiling the Live at Leeds venue.

 

The stage setup for the Who at Leeds

The stage setup for the Who at Leeds.

 

Map of Leeds University

Map of Leeds University.