roger daltrey biog.




British Singer/Actor
(b. 1944)




daltrey




Date of Birth
1 March 1944, Hammersmith, London, England, UK



Biography:

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    Of all the rock-stars-cum-actors who is actually made the transfer better than Roger Daltrey? Bowie? (wooden), Sting? (woody woodpecker), Elvis? (Elvis). I can't think of anyone but he doesn't get the credit he deserves.

    Not that he cares, I shouldn't think. With the cash he has he can say: "There are hundreds of thousands of reasons why I like me rock'n'roll lifestyle over this acting palava and they all have the Queen's head on them!"

    He lives in a 'f##k off' estate in Sussex with a trout fishing farm. Not that the genteel life has softened him: he's one hard b##tard! My mate is another really hard b##tard and has a licence to fish trout at Daltrey's estate and even he wouldn't mess with the Who man. He tells me that When fishing there if Daltrey is in a good mood he'll come and chat with you. If he is in a bad mood he will let his alsations off their leads and they run riot, destroying your tackle, scaring the life out of the trout etc. If anyone is dumb enough to say anything to Daltrey then he'll just tell them in a not so polite way to get off his land. So you say nothing, keep your head down and hope you don't catch his eye - you don't want to be irritating the Daltrey.

    The moral of the story: you may be a hard nut but don't mess with a really hard nut.

    So I hail him as the best rock actor on the planet. And a guy who does alot of charity work (probaly more than most in his position).

    I know my place.

    ~ Paul Page, Lenin

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    daltrey

    Roger Harry Daltrey grew up in the same Shepherd's Bush neighborhood as future Who bandmates Pete Townshend and the late John Entwistle, performing with them as the Detours as early as his late teen years. Over time, Daltrey developed into one of rock's most powerful lead vocalists, a position to which he staked his claim on the Who's 1971 masterpiece Who's Next; his onstage persona was one of macho swagger, accompanied by such antics as twirling his microphone like a lasso.

    Daltrey first traveled the solo route in 1973 with an album titled simply Daltrey, featuring mostly material penned by a then-unknown Leo Sayer that served as a departure from the Who's signature hard rock sound. The Who reconvened for The Who by Numbers in 1975, a year that saw Daltrey release his second solo album, Ride a Rock Horse, and appear in Ken Russell's films Lisztomania (as composer Franz Liszt) and an adaptation of Tommy (in the title role).

    While the Who went on hiatus for several years, Daltrey released One of the Boys in 1977 and appeared in the 1978 film The Legacy. During the Who's post-Keith Moon era,

    Daltrey co-produced and starred in the film McVicar, a biography of train robber John McVicar; members of the Who appeared on its soundtrack, which essentially served as a full-fledged Daltrey album and found him bridging the gap between hard rock and the pop songs of his earlier solo work. After the Who officially disbanded in 1983, Daltrey's solo albums became uniformly hard-rocking affairs, most notable among them 1985's Under a Raging Moon.

    In addition to the Who's 1989 reunion tour, Daltrey has since continued to act in occasional television and film roles, as well as releasing the solo album Rocks in the Head in 1992. ~ Steve Huey, All Music Guide


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    Trivia:

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    Height 5' 7"

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    Released eight solo albums. Highest single chart entry in the UK is no.5. for Giving It All Away released in 1973

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    Parents Irene and Harry Daltrey, Two sisters, Gillian and Carol

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    Was a sheet metal worker in the days before the Who

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    Married to Heather since 1971. 3 children. Previously married to Jackie Rickman, 1 child. Also has a child from relationship with Swedish model Elisabeth Aronsson

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    Created a Commander of the Order of the British Empire in 2004 partly for his charity work

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    Although the Who did not have a number one single in the UK, their strength lay in massive album sales

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    Gallery:

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    Roger Daltrey in the US 1974 Roger Daltrey with Pete Townshend 1974 John Entwistle and Roger Daltrey 1972 Roger Daltrey and John Entwistle 1971 Roger Daltrey in a Frock Coat 1965 Roger Daltrey, Keith Moon and Pete Townshend 1965 Pete Townshend and Roger Daltrey 1980
    Roger Daltrey 2007 Roger Daltrey 2007 Roger Daltrey and Pete Townshend 2006 Roger Daltrey and Pete Townshend 2006 Roger Daltrey 1978 The Who The Who
    The Who 1964 Complete Silence 1975 Red Light 1975 The Who 1971 The Who II 1980 The Who III 1980 The Who, Kenny Jones, John Entwhistle and Roger Daltry, August 1979
    The Who in Concert, at the Royal Albert Hall, Roger Daltry Singing on Stage, October 1989 The Who in Concert, in Toronto Canada, Roger Daltry Singing on Stage, January 1983 The Who in Concert, Roger Daltry on Stage at the Charlton Athletic Football Club Ground, May 1976 The Who Pop Group from Left Kenny Jones Roger Daltrey Peter Townshend John Entwistle It's Hard 1982




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