The oldest swinger in town! Roger Daltrey tosses his mic with wild abandon as The Who rock 'Oldchella'
He has been one of the kings of rock and roll since the 1960s.
And Roger Daltrey proved he still has what it takes as he showcased his best stage moves as he played for his generation at the Desert Trip festival in California on Sunday.
The old boys, minus departed original members John Entwistle and Keith Moon, rocked the stage for a whopping two hours as they played a battery of their iconic hits.
Taking a swing at them: Roger Daltrey thrilled fans by whipping around his microphone as The Who played the Desert Trip festival in California on Sunday
Cheeky monkey Roger, who looked great for a 72-year-old in a blue shirt and denims, was clearly having a ball, and swung his microphone with gay abandon as they opened with Can't Explain.
He even made light of the fact they were playing to an older audience at the festival, which has been dubbed 'Oldchella'.
As he dedicated The Kids Are Alright to 'the young ones' in the audience, and told the crowd, 'We love you for coming to see us.'
The former sheet metal worker was joined on stage by the group's main songwriter and lead guitarist Pete Townshend, who wheeled out his trademark windmill strumming as he creakily hammed it for the fans.
The Who sell out: He was joined on stage by his fellow original band member Pete Townshend
Having a Brit of fun: The proud band nailed their colours to the mast as they performed
And the time-served entertainer proved he can banter at the microphone with the best of them as he introduced I Can See For Miles, the then mod rock outfit's first hit in the US away back in 1967.
He said: 'Such a long ****ing time ago. We were 1967's version of Adele or Lady Gaga or Rihanna or Bieber.'
Comedy gold. And there was plenty of musical nuggets served up by the dynamic duo, who were backed by a crack group of touring musicians, including Pete's brother Simon.
The likes of You Better You Bet, Eminence Front and The Acid Queen were just some of the classics fans got to enjoy.
Tilting windmills: Pete creakily wheeled out his trademark moves for the fans
My Generation: The group were playing to a greying crowd at the festival dubbed Oldchella
Roger the codger: The 72-year-old was having a great time playing to the ageing audience
However perhaps the biggest cheer came for Pinball Wizard, the hit single from their landmark 1969 concept rock opera album Tommy.
And Pete paid an emotional tribute to his partner in crime, saying: 'Roger and I are so glad to be out here at our age. And I couldn't do it without Roger.'
The Desert Trip music festival, which took place in Indio, lasted three days and also featured the Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan, Paul McCartney, Neil Young and Roger Waters.
It is the first time the giants of rock have all all performed at the same event.
Ideal memory aid: If any of the fans could not remember who was on stage their was a handy sign above the band
As they are: Roger and Pete are the only original group members left in the line-up
As they were: John Entwistle, Keith Moon, Roger and Pete back in 1966
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