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.
Roger Daltrey has been diagnosed with viral meningitis and the remainder of The Who’s tour dates in North America have been postponed until next year.
The Who have cancelled the rest of their dates in the U.S. leg of their 50th anniversary world tour as Roger Daltrey is ill with viral meningitis. The British rock band announced their decision to postpone the dates on their website on Friday (18th September).
Roger Daltrey performing on opening night of the Quadrophenia Tour in November 2012.
The Who has postponed four tour dates because Roger Daltrey is suffering from an ‘unspecified virus’.
The Who have been forced to cancel four tour dates due to Roger Daltrey’s health. The 71-year-old frontman has been suffering from an ‘unspecified virus’ and the four tour dates have been postponed, although new dates have not been set as yet.
Roger Daltrey performing in Amsterdam in July 2013.
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
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
There's a cool 1960s beat to this documentary, which explores the creation of The Who through the eyes of the two men who made them stars, Kit Lambert and Chris Stamp. Filmmaker James D. Cooper deploys an astonishing collection of unseen photos and film footage to tell the story, including both new and archival interviews with the people involved. And even if there are sequences that feel like they're off the topic, this is a strikingly engaging documentary both about the band and the music industry.
Kit and Chris were the ultimate odd couple: Kit was super-posh (and also gay at a time when being so was illegal), while Chris was a working-class Londoner. But they shared a deep love of art and philosophy, and planned a career together making movies. To kick off their career, they decided to make a film about a band, and they thought the High Numbers were the perfect subjects: neither cute like the Beatles nor brutish like the Stones. They chose one of the band's old names for itself, The Who, and came up with clever ways to build an audience. Then in 1969 their rock opera Tommy pushed The Who into super-stardom, resulting of course in drug use, money issues, fame problems and lots of arguments.
What's most fascinating about Lambert and Stamp is the way they allowed The Who to have a life of its own, constantly shifting their own goals rather than try to make the band what they wanted it to be. Using a range of colour and black-and-white imagery, this lively and witty documentary captures their strong personalities, while carefully detailing how they managed everything from the band's music and clothing to the way they played on-stage (there's a hilarious montage of guitar-smashing). And like Lambert and Stamp themselves, everything is infused with a strong sense of the British class system, which they cleverly exploited for their own gain.
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Roger Daltrey and Pete Townshend - Shots of Legendary British rock band The Who as they performed live on stage during 'The Who Hits 50 Tour' which was held at the O2 Arena in London, United Kingdom - Sunday 22nd March 2015
Kit Lambert and Chris Stamp were important players in The Who's career. Eager to produce a film based on rock 'n' roll as amateur filmmakers, they ended up managing the group, bringing their music to a wider audience and gleaning interest from the US music industry with top albums such as 'Who's Next', 'Tommy' and 'A Quick One'. They wanted to mentor and document a band that would become renowned for their misfit music and rebellious lifestyle, but within ten years the relationship between the Lambert and Stamp and the band was broken down beyond repair as serious financial issues arose, and their drug fuelled lifestyles began to take their toll on their success.
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The Who frontman took to the stage at a newlywed's reception in Glasgow
Despite playing in one of the most influential rock bands of the 21st Century and encompassing all preconceptions that go along with that title, singer Roger Daltrey is clearly a big ol’ softie at heart after making one newlywed couple’s dream come true with an impromptu stage crash on their big day.
The Who singer made one couple's wedding day even more special
Bride and groom Susan and Carl Smith were celebrating their married status with a reception at the Mar Hall Hotel in Glasgow when The Who frontman, Daltrey, caught sight of the festivities.
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The Who are releasing their first new song in eight years.
It's been a long wait, but mod legends The Who are releasing their first new song in eight years. What took you so long fellas?!
Daltrey and Townshend performing in The Netherlands last summer
BBC reported on the news that Roger Daltrey and co would be releasing a new track on their complimation album 'The Who Hits 50!' as the band gear up to celebrate their half-century anniversary. The mammoth album features forty-nine of the band's previous songs as well as their their new song 'Be Lucky'.
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The Cure played a 40-plus song set at the Teenage Cancer Trust show over the weekend.
Robert Smith Performing with The Cure
The album is the follow-up to 2008's 4:13 Dream, though the tracks were also recorded six years ago - Smith says he should have stuck to his guns and released a double album.
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Russell Brand sparked a slanging match at the GQ Men of the Year Awards after he 'mentioned the war'
At the annual GQ Men of the Year Awards, Russell Brand sparked off a war of words between himself, Charles Moore, actor Jeremy Piven and a host of others, as the group embarked on a night long slanging contest that took place during their respective time on stage. According to the Evening Standard, the slang-off was sparked by Brand's ill-advised Nazi joke, which seemed to set the subject matter for the night early on.
Russell's joke didn't go down well with everyone
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Date of birth
1st March, 1944