Helpless Dancer

The Endless Note



Roger Daltrey is currently undertaking a solo tour through North America whilst Pete Townshend completes his latest opus “Floss”.

During my recent music collection re-organisation I re-discovered Daltrey’s debut solo album.

daltrey album front

“Daltrey” was first released in 1973. The album took six weeks to record during January and February 1973. Sessions took place at Roger’s Barn Studio, Burwash, East Sussex, where the backing tracks were laid down; vocals, overdubs, and mixing were completed at The Beatles’ Apple Studios at 3 Savile Row (the vocals for “One Man Band (reprise)” were recorded on the Apple rooftop, where The Beatles had performed their famous final concert in January 1969), and at Nova Sound Studios.

With one exception, the songs were all co-written by the previously unknown Leo Sayer, who later became a well-known singer in his own right. The song “One Man Band,” which begins and ends this album, is one of Sayer’s signature tunes.

daltrey album rear

“One Man Band” – Roger Daltrey

The Musicians  who played on the album included:-

  • Dave Courtney – piano
  • Russ Ballard – guitar, keyboards
  • Bob Henrit – drums
  • B.J. Cole – steel guitar
  • Dave Arbus – violin
  • Dave Wintour – bass guitar
  • Del Newman – string arrangements
  • Jimmy Page – guitar on “There Is Love”

Here is a performance from The Old Grey Whistle Test of the surprise hit single from the album “Giving It All Away” featuring Russ Ballard on guitar.


To buy the music of Roger Daltrey click HERE


October 29, 2009 - Posted by | Old Music, Video | , , ,


  1. Just wanted to let you know that I have a number of articles from British Music Mags from the 1960’s that I will be posting at my new blog

    Thought I would let you know


    Comment by DCG | November 10, 2009 | Reply

    • Thanks, look forward to visiting your blog.

      Thanks for dropping in.


      Comment by thehelplessdancer | November 10, 2009 | Reply

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