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Roger Daltrey

Roger Daltrey

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Full NameRoger Daltrey
Net Worth$65 Million
Date Of BirthMarch 1, 1944
Age75 years 5 months
Place Of BirthHammersmith, London, United Kingdom
Height5 ft 5 in (1.676 m)
ProfessionMusician, Singer-songwriter, Film Producer, Actor, Singer, Writer
EducationVictoria Primary School, Acton County Grammar School
SpouseHeather Daltrey (m. 1971), Jacqueline Rickman (m. 1964–1968)
ChildrenJamie Daltrey, Mathias Daltrey, Rosie Lea Daltrey, Willow Amber Daltrey, Simon Daltrey
ParentsHarry Daltrey, Irene Daltrey
SiblingsGillian Daltrey, Carol Daltrey
NicknamesRodger Daltry , Roger Harry Daltrey , Daltrey, Roger , The Who
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AwardsLifetime Achievement Award from the British Phonographic Industry (1988), Kennedy Center Honors (2008), The George and Ira Gershwin Award for Lifetime Musical Achievement (UCLA, 2016)
Music GroupsThe Who (Since 1962), No Plan B, The RD Crusaders
NominationsRock and Roll Hall of Fame (1990), UK Music Hall of Fame (2005), Grammy Awards - Best Music Video - Long Form (1991), Golden Globe Award - Best Acting Debut in a Motion Picture - Male (1976)
MoviesLisztomania (1975), Tommy (1975), The Legacy (1978), McVicar (1980), Buddy's Song (1991), Like It Is (1998), Johnny Was (2006)
TV ShowsExtreme History with Roger Daltrey, Buddy, Strange Frequency

Quotes of Roger Daltrey

1[on recovering from throat surgery] I got depressed after surgery, during what I call the big silence, that's when I realized what it would be like to not have a voice. I had two weeks of silence. Silence and no drinking. How's that for a good Christmas? So, you know, it was the strangest Christmas I've ever had.
2[on Freddie Mercury] When we lost Freddie, we not only lost a great personality, a man with a great sense of humor, a true showman, but we lost probably the best, the best virtuoso rock 'n' roll singer of all time. He could sing anything in any style. He could change his style from line to line and, God, that's an art. And he was brilliant at it.
3I'm a rock god?! I'm five foot seven. I had me jaw broken, and so my chin stuck way out. That's how I became tough - I learned to pick up anything and fight back ... A rock god!
4[To the audience at Boston's Beer Garden, USA, on Monday, December 3rd ] About ten hours ago this gig was absolutely fucking impossible. So this one's for the filth - or whatever you like to call 'em - the police in Montréal. We're 'ere and it's good to be 'ere and this one's for them: "Won't Get Fooled Again". [The previous night in Montréal, December 2nd, 1973, they'd been arrested and bailed for the destruction of a hotels facilities]
5Rock used to be a right laugh. The trouble is the rock press have made it all so serious. Fifty per cent of rock is having a good time.
6I don't want to stop and I don't think Pete (Pete Townshend) does. We're at the pinnacle of our decline.
7Of course, chicks keep popping up. When you're in a hotel, a pretty young lady makes life bearable.
8You know, I was a school rebel. Whatever they said do, I didn't do. I was totally anti-everything. I was a right bastard, a right hard nut. I just totally closed the doors to ever wanting to know what they had to teach me. Rock & roll was the only thing I wanted to get into.
9[on The Who's performance at Woodstock] It was the worst gig we ever played.
10I don't have any illusions anymore. The illusion that rock 'n' roll could change anything - I don't believe that. I've changed. Who would have ever thought that I'd end up saying that I want to be an all-around entertainer? But that's what I want to be.

Quick Facts of Roger Daltrey

1Was offered a number of guest roles in Doctor Who in the 80s.
2Pete Townshend and his musical, "The Who's Tommy" at the Paramount Theatre in Chicago, Illinois was nominated for a 2015 Joseph Jefferson Equity Award for Large Musical Production.
3Co-host, with Lynn Hoffman, of an infomercial for TimeLife's "Legends" music collection. Also appearing is Lycia Naff. [2005]
4Sang for the The Concert For Sandy Relief. It was broadcast internationally, live from Madison Square Garden, beginning at 7:30 p.m. ET. The lineup also included Eric Clapton, 'Dave Grohl', Billy Joel, Alicia Keys, Chris Martin, 'Roger Waters', Eddie Vedder, Kanye West and The Who. Celebrity presenters included 'Jon Stewart', Leonardo DiCaprio, 'Sean Combs' and 'Chris Rock'. [December 2012]
5He lives in East Sussex, England. [January 2007]
6Los Angeles, CA, USA: As patron of the Teenage Cancer Trust, Daltrey established a concert series at London's Royal Albert Hall in 2000. The Trust has since built a number of cancer treatment centers at UK hospitals. In November of 2011, Roger Daltrey, Pete Townshend, Robert Plant and 'Dave Grohl' opened the first US unit at the Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center in Los Angeles. [November 2011]
7Awarded the honor of "Commander of the Order of the British Empire" (CBE) by Queen Elizabeth II. [December 2004]
8Performed at the SuperBowl XLIV halftime show in Miami, with 'Pete Townsend', as The Who. [February 2010]
9Expelled from Acton County Grammar School, in England.
10Also has a successful acting career.
11Invited Pete Townshend to join The Who, with the encouragement of old classmate and bass guitarist John Entwistle.
12Attended the same school as The Who members, John Entwistle and Pete Townshend.
13Ranked #53 on VH1's 100 Sexiest Artists.
14The Who were inducted into the UK Music Hall of Fame for their outstanding contribution to British music and integral part of British music culture. (16 November 2005).
15Plays the flute, harmonica, tambourine, and guitar. Although originally the lead-guitar player of the band, Daltrey did not play guitar with The Who in the seventies. He began playing again after the death of Keith Moon in 1978 changed The Who lineup. After this, he occasionally played electric guitar with The Who, but usually played an acoustic.
16He was awarded the C.B.E. (Commander of the order of the British Empire) in the 2005 Queen's New Year's List for his services to music and charity.
17The Who's 1969 album "Tommy" came third in Classic Rock Magazine's list of the 30 greatest concept albums of all time. [March 2003]
18Elected to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (as a member of The Who) in 1990.
19Married Jackie in 1964. They had a son, Simon, and divorced in 1968. In 1970 he married Heather Taylor (an American) and has had three children: Rosie, Willow and Jamie.
20Five children: Simon, Mathias (born 1967, with Swedish model Elisabeth Aronsson), Rosie Lea, Willow Amber and Jaimie.
21Before becoming a member of The Who, was a sheet-metal worker.
22He is the singer with The Who along with Pete Townshend and the late John Entwistle and Keith Moon.

Trademarks of Roger Daltrey

1Curly Blonde Hair
2Multi octave vocals
3Short Stature
4His unmistakeable wail, used most famously in "Won't get fooled again"
5Frantic emotional singing style
6Twirling his microphone by its cord, swinging it high into the air, and catching it effortlessly while performing onstage (the cord for his microphone is normally doubled-back and heavily taped to the handle of the mike, to prevent the cord from ripping out of the base during these maneuvers).

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