The Who have given us some of the most iconic stage moves in the history of rock, among them singer Roger Daltrey's microphone swinging whip and catch. During a recent appearance on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, Daltrey revealed that the move was inspired by "pure boredom" onstage.
"I did it out of pure boredom actually," Daltrey explained to Fallon. "I was on a stage with two maniacs and a very straight bass player and I just got bored. I thought, 'I've got this thing in my hand and I'm fed up with holding it up there [next to my face] so what do I do with it?' So I kind of threw it and I held onto the cord and of course it came back. I thought, 'Well that's kind of interesting. Let's see what more I can do.'"