Rock legend Roger Daltrey CBE has reached the grand old age of 78. Not bad for someone who sang that he wanted to die before he got old way back on My Generation in 1965.
Roger Harry Daltrey was born on March 1st 1944 in Hammersmith, West London. One of a generation of war babies, he learned at the school of hard knocks. By the time the Swinging 60’s were in full flight his band, The Detours, changed their name to The Who and joined the party.
The Who charted for the first time with I Can’t Explain and set off on a road that would lead to concept albums, rock operas and headlining festivals, including a seminal appearance at Woodstock and, eventually, induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1990.
Roger wasn’t reliant on membership of the band for his fame, becoming a respected actor, playing the lead roles in the movies Tommy and McVicar.
He has been a leading advocate for the British charity, The Teenage Cancer Trust, and these days is celebrated as one of rock music’s elder statesmen.
We wish Roger a happy birthday and play the entire back catalogue of one of the greatest rock bands of all time.
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