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.
The Who Frontman Roger Daltrey Prepared Himself For Death After He Was Hospitalised With A Debilitating Bout Of Viral Meningitis.
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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Keith Richards has branded Led Zeppelin ''hollow'' and dismissed The Who as ''crazy''.
When an interviewer said he wasn't keen on Led Zeppelin, Jimmy agreed: ''Me neither. I love Jimmy Page, but as a band, no, with John Bonham thundering down the highway in an uncontrolled 18-wheeler. He had cornered the market there. Jimmy is a brilliant player. But I always felt there was something a little hollow about it, you know?''
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Rockers The Who Have Rescheduled Their North American Hits Tour, Which Was Postponed Earlier This Month (Sep15) To Allow Lead Singer Roger Daltrey Time To Recover From His Recent Bout With Viral Meningitis.
The Who HITS 50! dates will recommence in Detroit, Michigan in February (16) and include stops in Toronto, New York, Chicago, and Los Angeles, before wrapping in Las Vegas on 29 May (16).
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The Who have postponed the rest of their North American tour after lead singer Roger Daltrey was struck down with viral Meningitis.
The Who have postponed their North American tour.
The 'Baba O'Riley' hitmakers have made the difficult decision to cancel their remaining shows after a doctor confirmed lead singer Roger Daltrey has been struck down with viral Meningitis.
Roger said: ''We are very sorry to disappoint our fans in this way. For the last four weeks, I have been in and out of the hospital and have been diagnosed with viral Meningitis.
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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.
British Rockers The Who Have Postponed All Of The Remaining Dates On Their Upcoming North American Tour To Allow Frontman Roger Daltrey To Recover From A Virus.
The My Generation hitmakers had already cancelled four concerts on their 50th anniversary tour, which had been due to begin this week (ends18Sep15), after Daltrey contracted viral meningitis.
The band had hoped to continue the trek after Daltrey recovered from the illness, but although the singer is reportedly feeling better, he is under doctor's orders to rest and the tour has been temporarily shut down.
A statement on the band's website from Daltrey states, "We are very sorry to disappoint our fans in this way. For the last four weeks, I have been in and out of the hospital and have been diagnosed with viral Meningitis. I am now on the mend and feeling a lot better but I am going to need a considerable time to recover. The doctors tell me I will make a complete recovery, but that I should not do any touring this year."
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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.
The Who Have Postponed Four Concerts On Their Upcoming North American Tour To Allow Frontman Roger Daltrey Time To Recover From A Virus.
The veteran rocker has already dropped out of a charity concert at a private residence in Los Angeles on Saturday (12Sep15) after doctors advised him not to perform, and now the first four shows on The Who Hits 50! tour have been axed.
Gigs in California and Nevada that were set for 16 September (15) onwards will be affected, and the band has also cancelled its 18 September (15) appearance at the iHeartRadio Music Festival in Las Vegas.
The tour will resume in Portland, Oregon on 24 September (15).
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Veteran Rocker Roger Daltrey Has Dropped Out Of A Charity Concert As He Battles A Mystery Virus.
They created a fundraising campaign for the gig, encouraging devotees to make a donation to be in with a chance of winning tickets, and they raised more than $95,000 (£59,000) for Teen Cancer America and The Foundation To Be Named Later, an education charity.
However, Daltrey will no longer perform at the show as he has come down with a virus and doctors have advised him to not play, a spokesman confirmed to Britain's The Sun newspaper.
Pete Townshend found the last Who tour ''tough'' because Roger Daltrey insisted on having ''complete control''.
The guitarist admits it was frustrating to be left out of decision making, particularly as he didn't agree with everything his bandmate did, but conceded the ''sergeant major'' singer's ideas made the shows successful.
He said: ''When we did the last tour, I said I would do it if it was 'Quadrophenia'.
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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
Date of birth
1st March, 1944