June 20, 2021

ROGER DALTREY ‘Written on the Wind’ promo 1977

This rare video/promo of Written on the Wind is a song by The Who’s lead vocalist, Roger Daltrey. The song was written by Paul Korda, the song also features Korda playing piano. The song was released as a single on Polydor in the UK in April 1977, and reached and peaked at number 46 in the charts but only stayed in the charts for two weeks, The single was never released in the US until the album ‘One of the Boys’ was reissued/remastered on a new release as a bonus trackThe sessions were recorded at the Who’s Ramport Studios during the winter of 1976[1] (vocals were recorded at Pathe Marconi Studios in Paris, due to tax complications), and Daltrey allowed students from the local Battersea technical school to film them as an educational project. This also marked the first time that Daltrey had written or co-written a song since “Here For More” (released as the B-side of the Who’s “The Seeker”) in the year 1970, and Lisztomania in 1975. Daltrey’s original choice for producers were Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller, but they declined.

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