Roger Daltrey

Singer%e2%80%93songwriter + Musician + Actor + Film Producer
Born Mar 1, 1944

Roger Harry Daltrey, CBE, is an English singer, musician, songwriter and actor, best known as the founder and lead singer of English rock band The Who. He has maintained a musical career as a solo artist and has also worked in the film industry, acting in films, theatre and television roles and also producing films. In 2008 he was ranked number 61 on Rolling Stone magazine's list of the 100 greatest singers of all time.… Read More

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1944 Birth Roger Harry Daltrey was born on 1 March 1944, in Hammersmith Hospital, East Acton, London, England, one of three children to be born to the parents Irene and Harry Daltrey. … Read More


1959 15 Years Old When his father bought him an Epiphone guitar in 1959, he became the lead guitarist for the band, and soon afterwards he was expelled from school for tobacco smoking. … Read More


1964 20 Years Old Daltrey has been married twice. In 1964, he married Jacqueline "Jackie" Rickman, and later that year they welcomed their son Simon; they divorced in 1968.
1965 21 Years Old 1 More Event
With the band's first hit single ("I Can't Explain") and record deal in early 1965, Townshend began writing original material and Daltrey's dominance of the band began to decease.
1967 23 Years Old In 1967, another son, Mathias, arrived as the result of his affair with Swedish model Elisabeth Aronsson. In 1968, he met Heather Taylor, an American who is his current wife. They married in 1971, and had three children: Rosie Lea (born in 1972), Willow Amber (born in 1975), and Jamie (born in 1981). … Read More
1971 27 Years Old …  Langston went on to play guitar on John Entwistle's debut solo album, Smash Your Head Against the Wall, in 1971.
By 1973, Daltrey was experiencing considerable success with his solo projects and acting roles. … Read More


1975 31 Years Old 1 More Event
When Ken Russell's adaptation of Tommy appeared as a feature film in 1975, Daltrey played the lead role, and was nominated for a Golden Globe Award for "Best Acting Debut in a Motion Picture" and appeared on the cover of Rolling Stone magazine on 10 April 1975. … Read More
1976 32 Years Old In 1976, Daltrey was nominated for a Golden Globe Award for "Best Acting Debut in a Motion Picture" for his starring role in the film version of the Who's rock opera Tommy.
1977 33 Years Old Daltrey first co-wrote songs for his solo albums beginning with 1977's One of the Boys, including "The Prisoner", "Satin and Lace" and "Doing it All Again."


1985 - 1988 3 More Events
1991 47 Years Old …  In 1991, he received a Grammy Award with the Chieftains for An Irish Evening: Live at the Grand Opera House, Belfast. … Read More
On 1992's Rocks in the Head, Daltrey is credited (along with Gerard McMahon) for co-writing seven of its eleven tracks. … Read More
1993 49 Years Old He also performed as a guest on the Chieftains' recording of Irish Evening: Live at the Grand Opera House which won a Grammy Award for Best Traditional Folk Album in 1993.


1994 - 1996 3 More Events
1998 54 Years Old 1 More Event
He also released an album with the Boys Choir of Harlem in 1998 with selections from A Christmas Carol.
Daltrey taught the then-15-year-old Drake Bell how to play the guitar in 2001, after starring together in Chasing Destiny. … Read More
In 2003, he starred as the voice of Argon the Dragon Bus Driver in the award-winning children's DVD called The Wheels on the Bus: Mango and Papaya's Animal Adventure from Armstrong Moving Pictures. … Read More


2004 - 2005 2 More Events
2008 64 Years Old 1 More Event
Daltrey performed at the first ChildLine Rocks concert at London's the O2 on 13 March 2008.
2009 65 Years Old 1 More Event
On 4 March 2009, three days after his 65th birthday, Daltrey accepted the James Joyce Award from the Literary and Historical Society of University College Dublin for outstanding success in the music field. … Read More
2010 66 Years Old In April 2010, he headlined the Imagine A Cure II show honouring the legacy of John Lennon, which raised money for the Puget Sound Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure breast cancer charity.
In 2011, Daltrey became a patron of the Children's Respite Trust for children with disabilities.
2012 68 Years Old 1 More Event
In July 2012, Daltrey received an honorary degree from Middlesex University in recognition of his contributions to music.
2014 70 Years Old In November 2014, while staying at the Mar Hall Hotel in Bishopton, Renfrewshire – ahead of the Who's gig at The SSE Hydro – Daltrey joined the band Milestone for an impromptu rendition of "I Can't Explain". … Read More
2015 71 Years Old 1 More Event
In 2015, Daltrey recorded a cover version of Pete Townshend's song "Let My Love Open the Door" for Teen Cancer America adverts. … Read More
2016 72 Years Old He and Pete Townshend received The George and Ira Gershwin Award for Lifetime Musical Achievement at UCLA on 21 May 2016. … Read More
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