Roger Daltrey Brings The Who’s ‘Tommy’ to the US and Canada in September
: May 12, 2011
Roger Daltrey, the rock icon, has announced he is planning a six-week tour where he will resurrect the classic Who album “Tommy” in its entirety. The singer will also be perfor ...
Pink Floyd Lives as Gilmour, Waters Make Nice for Charity Gig
: July 12, 2010
They might not get along but Pink Floyd front men Roger Waters and David Gilmour buried the hatchet temporarily when they performed alongside each other for a Palestinian benefit o ...
Who Founder Roger Daltrey Heading Out on Rare Tour
: August 18, 2009
Roger Daltrey hasn't toured as a solo artist since back in 1985, but that's all about to come to an end. Daltrey, founding member of the Who, will be embarking on the "Use It or Lo ...
roger daltrey Biography
The English songwriter-singer and actor Roger Daltrey was born in London, England on March 1, 1944. He is best known for being the lead singer and founder of The Who, the English rock band. He also has worked as a solo artist in addition to producing films and acting in many television, theater and film roles.
In 1965, The Who got a record deal and released their first hit singles. Daltrey became the voice and face of the band. He became one of rock's most riveting frontmen and powerful vocalists. The stage act of The Who's was highly energetic. Daltrey's signature move was swinging his microphone about by its cord. On My Generation, Daltrey's stuttering expression (inspired by Townshend) of youthful arrogance, frustration and anger became the trademark for the band. His scream on the ending of the song Won't Get Fooled Again was a defining moment for rock and roll.
In 1975, Ken Russell adapted Tommy into a feature film. Roger Daltrey starred in the lead role and received a Golden Globe Award nomination as Best Acting Debut in a Motion Picture. Daltrey working on other films, including Russell's Lisztomania where he portrayed the composer Franz Liszt and McVicar about an English bank robber named John McVicar.
In 1982, The Who went into retirement and stopped touring. The band did continue working together on a sporadic basis. They reunited to perform at the Live Aid concert and also record songs for Under a Raging Moon, Daltrey's solo album, and Iron Man, Townsend's solo album.
Roger Daltrey has continued to work as an actor, producer and solo artist. He has released a total of eight solo albums, with the first being a self-titled set released in 1973. His latest album. Rocks in the Head, was released in 1992.