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Roger Daltrey CBE (born 01.03.44) is an English singer/songwriter and actor, known for being the frontman and lead singer of The Who

Net Worth: According to Celebrity Net Worth in 2013, Roger Daltrey has a net worth of 65 million USB.

Childhood: Roger Daltrey was born in Hammersmith, London, to Irene and Harry Daltrey. He studied at Victoria Primary School and later Acton County Grammar School along with Pete Townshend and John Entwistle. Despite his strong grades at school, Daltrey chose not to attend University, and chose to join the growing rock and roll scene instead. While joined a few bands in his youth, he was forced to get a day-job as a sheet metal worker while performing concerts in the evening. 

Career: While touring several clubs and bars, Daltrey invited his childhood friend John Entwistle to join, who in turn convinced him to bring Pete Townshend into the band. When the drummer left the band soon after, he was replaced by Keith Moon. In 1964, the group chose to name themselves The Who. The Who ran from 1964 to 1982, before making a comeback again in 1989, and finally making a second comeback in 1996 which continues to this day.  In 1973, Daltrey began working on an additional solo career, releasing eight solo albums.

Personal Life: In 1964, Roger Daltrey married Jacqueline "Jackie" Rickman, and they had a son, Simon, in the same year. In 1967, Daltrey had an affair with Swedish model Elisabeth Aronsson, leading to the birth of a second son, Mathias. The following year, Daltrey and Rickman divorced. In 1968 he met Heather Taylor, and the couple married in 1971. In 1972, the couple had a daughter, Rosie Lea, before having Willow Amber in 1975, and a son Jamie in 1981.



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Axl Rose Wants To Continue As Ac/dc Frontman After Current Tour


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Axl, 54, was drafted in earlier this year (16) as a replacement for the band's usual lead singer Brian Johnson, who was forced to bow out of their Rock or Bust World Tour due to hearing problems.

His hiring in place of Brian has proved controversial with AC DC fans, and he has been forced to perform from a specially designed throne after breaking his foot while playing with his reunited band GUNS N' ROSES last month (Apr16).

Despite Axl's injury troubles and future commitments with his old band, AC DC guitarist Angus Young says the singer is keen to continue as the group's frontman after their current tour ends in June (16).

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The Who Rocker To Release 50th Anniversary Champagne


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The limited edition bubbly, Champagne Cuvee Roger Daltrey, will be available to buy from next month (Jun16).

"I am very excited to have this opportunity to express my passion for champagne through this limited edition cuvee," the rocker said. "I hope you enjoy it as much as I do."

The Champagne was produced from a family vineyard in Troissy, France, and features a blend of three grapes - Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier.

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Roger Daltrey Releases Limited Edition Champagne


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The limited edition beverage, called Cuvee Roger Daltrey, is produced by Champagne Charles Orban, a vineyard in the village of Troissy, France.

Sales of the champagne, whose bottle features The Who's iconic target logo, will raise money for Roger and bandmate Pete Townshend's Teen Cancer America charity. The organisation aims to prove the standard of cancer care for young people in the U.S.

"I am very excited to have this opportunity to express my passion for champagne through this limited edition cuvee (batch)," he tells Britain's Evening Standard newspaper. "I hope people enjoy it as much as I do,"

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The Who Returning To U.k. With Arena Tour


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The iconic 1960s mod band will perform shows at venues in Glasgow, Manchester, Sheffield, Birmingham and Liverpool in August and September (16).

The dates, dubbed the Back To The Who Tour 2016 come after their The Who Hits 50! World tour, which began in 2014 and marked the 50th anniversary of the band's formation in 1964.

Illness forced frontman Roger Daltrey to reschedule the North American leg of the trek last autumn (15), and the band had to cancel 28 dates. However Daltrey, who was suffering from meningitis, and the band's other surviving founder, Pete Townshend, have now added to their punishing touring schedule with the new arena shows.

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Roger Daltrey Blasts Ac/dc For Karaoke Axl Rose Hire


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Johnson was forced to pull out of the group's Rock or Bust tour after doctors told him he was risking his hearing if he continued.

The decision forced his bandmates to postpone a string of North American shows as they searched for someone to step in for the Brit.

Last month (Mar16), it emerged that Guns N' Roses star Axl was rehearsing with Angus Young and company in Atlanta, Georgia, and the hire was made official last weekend (16Apr16), as Rose hit the Coachella festival stage, with a broken ankle, to perform a headlining set with former GNR mates Slash and Duff MCKagan.

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Roger Daltrey Confirms Headline Appearance At Rock Festival


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The rock band's involvement in what has already been called "one of the biggest concerts in history" has been rumoured for months. And on Wednesday (20Apr16), Roger gave an interview confirming the group will headline the festival in Indio, California, from 7 to 9 October.

He also revealed some of the other groups set to headline the event, which will be held by promoters Goldenvoice Entertainment - also responsible for the Coachella Festival.

"I think it’s us and (Pink Floyd's) Roger Waters on the same day. It’s a fantastic idea for a festival. It’s the greatest remains of our era," Daltrey told Canada's Postmedia Network. "I hope a lot of normal fans can get tickets before they get snatched up."

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The Who To Headline 2016 Isle Of Wight Festival


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The rock veterans were among the big draws at the first Isle Of Wight in 1969, and they were back a year later.

Roger Daltrey and Pete Townshend returned to headline in 2004 and now they've been announced as Saturday night headliners for the 2016 event, set for June (16).

The fabled British festival will also feature sets from Queen featuring Adam Lambert, Stereophonics, Faithless, and former The Verve frontman Richard Ashcroft.

Sir Peter Blake - Mural Launch

Bill Wyman, Brian May , Roger Daltrey - Sir Peter Blake mural launch held at the Royal Albert Hall. His mural features 343 legends associated with the venue (Royal Albert Hall) from 1871 to the present day. at Royal Albert Hall - London, United Kingdom - Tuesday 29th April 2014

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Roger Daltrey & The Who Return After Meningitis Battle


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The 71-year-old rocker pulled out of a charity gig and dates on The Who's 50th anniversary tour last year (15) after he was struck down with the potentially deadly illness.

Roger revealed he spent four weeks in hospital as he battled the condition, and he feared he was going to die.

"I crawled into the hospital on my hands and knees," he told Britain's The Sun newspaper in December (15). "I started talking gobbledygook (nonsense), I couldn't get anyone's name right and my legs went all funny. I virtually stopped working... It was touch and go there for a few days. I've never known pain like it.

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David Gilmour And New Order To Perform In Charity Concert Series


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The Who frontman, patron of the Teenage Cancer Trust, has recruited the bands for a week of fundraising gigs at London's Royal Albert Hall.

Other performers include Simply Red, The Vaccines, Bring Me The Horizon, comedian John Bishop, and currently unannounced "very special guests".

Daltrey has curated the concert series for 16 years, and the shows have raised more than $29 million (£20 million) to help young people cope with cancer.

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Roger Daltrey Prepared For Death As He Battled Meningitis


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The 71-year-old rocker pulled out of a charity gig and dates on The Who's 50th anniversary tour after he was struck down with the potentially deadly illness.

Roger has now revealed he spent four weeks in hospital as he battled the condition, and he was convinced he was going to die.

"I crawled into the hospital on my hands and knees," he tells Britain's The Sun newspaper. "I started talking gobbledygook (nonsense), I couldn't get anyone's name right and my legs went all funny. I virtually stopped working... It was touch and go there for a few days. I've never known pain like it.

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Glastonbury Festival 2015 - Day 5

Roger Daltrey and The Who - Glastonbury Festival 2015 - Day 5 - Performances at Glastonbury Festival - Glastonbury, United Kingdom - Sunday 28th June 2015

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Barclaycard Presents British Summer Time Hyde Park 2015 - Performances

The Who and Roger Daltrey - Barclaycard presents British Summer Time Hyde Park 2015 - Performances - The Who at Hyde Park - London, United Kingdom - Friday 26th June 2015

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Glastonbury Festival Starring Kanye West Joins The Miniland Line-up At LEGOLAND Windsor Resort

Hannah Reed, LEGO Kanye West, LEGO Florence Welch and LEGO Roger Daltrey - Pictured: Model maker Hannah Reed puts the finishing touches to the new Glastonbury Festival scene at the LEGOLAND Windsor Resort at Glastonbury - Windsor, United Kingdom - Monday 22nd June 2015

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Glastonbury Festival, Kanye West, Miniland and Legoland Windsor Resort
Kanye West, Florence Welch and Roger Daltrey

An Evening Celebrating The Who With Pete Townshend And Eddie Vedder - Performance

Roger Daltrey - An Evening Celebrating The Who with Pete Townshend and Eddie Vedder held at Rosemont Theatre - Performance at Rosemont Theatre - Rosemont, Illinois, United States - Thursday 14th May 2015

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Roger Daltrey

Date of birth

1st March, 1944

Occupation

Musician

Sex

Male

Height

1.68


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