56 Facts About Roger Daltrey

1. Roger Daltrey bought a home in Los Angeles in the early-2000s.

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2. In 1971, Roger Daltrey bought a farm at Holmshurst Manor, near Burwash, Sussex.

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3. Roger Daltrey wrote in The Mirror: "Whatever happens our country should never fear the consequences of leaving.

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4. In 1970 Roger Daltrey publicly supported The National Campaign for Freedom of Information, saying "I come from a working-class background and I am proud of it and I intend to fight for the workers' right to know.

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5. In 2011, Roger Daltrey became a patron of the Children's Respite Trust for children with disabilities.

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6. In 2009, Roger Daltrey was a judge for the 8th annual Independent Music Awards to support independent artists.

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7. Roger Daltrey performed at the first ChildLine Rocks concert at London's the O2 on 13 March 2008.

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8. Roger Daltrey has endorsed the Whodlums, a Who tribute band which raise money for the Trust.

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9. Roger Daltrey has supported many charities both as a solo artist, and jointly with other members of the Who.

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10. Roger Daltrey has received numerous awards for his music, including Best Blues Album in the British Blues Awards 2015 alongside Wilko Johnson.

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11. In July 2012, Roger Daltrey received an honorary degree from Middlesex University in recognition of his contributions to music.

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12. In 2003, Roger Daltrey was honoured by Time magazine as a European Hero for his work with the Teenage Cancer Trust and other charities.

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13. In 2005, Roger Daltrey received a British Academy of Songwriters, Composers and Authors Gold Badge Award for special and lasting contributions to the British entertainment industry.

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14. In 1990, Roger Daltrey was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland, Ohio as a member of the Who.

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15. Roger Daltrey 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.

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16. In 1976, Roger 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.

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17. Roger Daltrey designed and built Lakedown Trout Fishery near Burwash, documented in the film Underwater World of Trout, Vol.

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18. In September 1981, Roger Daltrey opened a fashion store called "Cheap and Cheerful" on Western Road in Brighton.

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19. Roger Daltrey contributed to a collection of childhood fishing stories published in 1996 entitled I Remember: Reflections on Fishing in Childhood.

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20. Roger Daltrey has acted in advertisements, television shows, and films, and maintains an extensive filmography.

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21. Roger Daltrey appeared in the music video for "Emotion" by Barbra Streisand, although neither he nor the Who were the featured act.

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22. In 2005, Roger Daltrey made a cameo appearance as himself in the episode "The Priest and the Beast" in Series 2 of The Mighty Boosh.

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23. Roger Daltrey appeared in "That '70s Musical", the 100th episode of That '70s Show as Fez's musical director.

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24. Roger Daltrey took part in an episode of the animated series The Simpsons, "A Tale of Two Springfields", providing the voice for himself, along with John Entwistle.

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25. In 1992, Roger Daltrey appeared as the voice of Barnaby in The Real Story of Happy Birthday to You, a Canadian children's animation TV special along with American actor and voice actor Ed Asner.

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26. Roger Daltrey uses a hybrid monitoring system with one in-ear monitor supplemented by floor wedges.

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27. Roger Daltrey is among those who first brought the harmonica into popular music.

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28. On his 2009 tour, Roger Daltrey played Pete Townshend's "Blue, Red and Grey" on an Ashbury cutaway tenor EQ ukulele.

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29. Roger Daltrey owns a Gibson Everly Brothers Flattop acoustic guitar which he played on the Who and solo tours in the late first decade of the 21st century.

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30. Roger Daltrey played a Versoul Buxom 6 handmade acoustic guitar on the Who's 2002 tour.

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31. Roger Daltrey has long been known as one of the most charismatic of rock's frontmen.

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32. In 2011, Roger Daltrey recorded a duet on the song "Ma seule amour" with French singer and composer Laurent Voulzy for his album Lys and Love.

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33. On 12 January 2009, Roger Daltrey headlined a one-off concert along with Babyshambles at the O2 Academy Bristol for Teenage Cancer Trust.

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34. In 2005, Roger Daltrey collaborated with English pop band McFly to sing his hit song "My Generation".

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35. In 2001, Roger Daltrey provided backing vocals for the title track of the Joe Strummer and the Mescaleros album Global a Go-Go.

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36. Roger Daltrey released an album with the Boys Choir of Harlem in 1998 with selections from A Christmas Carol.

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37. In 1984, Roger Daltrey appeared on "Bad Attitude", the title track of an album by Meat Loaf, sharing the lead vocal.

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38. Roger Daltrey appeared on BBC One's The Graham Norton Show, on 13 April 2018, to promote the single taken from the album.

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39. Roger Daltrey embarked on a solo tour of the US and Canada on 10 October 2009, officially called the "Use It or Lose It" tour with a new touring band he called "No Plan B" on the Alan Titchmarsh Show.

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40. In 2005, Roger Daltrey had a short weekly series on BBC Radio 2, presenting a personal choice of rock 'n' roll favourites.

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41. Roger Daltrey worked with the Rock 'n Roll Fantasy Camp, raising money for many charities during the final concert.

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42. Roger Daltrey took on a number of other solo projects, including a tour with the British Rock Symphony in 1998, and the Night of the Proms in 2005.

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43. In 1992, Roger Daltrey appeared in the Freddie Mercury Tribute Concert, singing the hard rock Queen song "I Want It All", to pay homage to his friend Freddie Mercury, who died the previous year one day after a public announcement that he suffered from AIDS.

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44. In 1987, Roger Daltrey released "Take Me Home"; the song is a cover of 1983's "Cargo" by French artist Axel Bauer.

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45. Roger Daltrey released a single in 1973, "Thinking" with "There is Love" as the B-side.

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46. Roger Daltrey wrote a song titled "Crossroads Now" for the Who which grew out of an onstage jam session in 1999 after the song "My Generation.

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47. In 1994, Roger Daltrey celebrated his 50th birthday by performing a two-night spectacular at Carnegie Hall titled A Celebration: The Music of Pete Townshend and The Who, which is popularly known as Daltrey Sings Townshend.

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48. Roger Daltrey continued to work on stage and screen, completing projects such as The Wizard of Oz in Concert: Dreams Come True appearing as the Tin Woodman alongside Nathan Lane, Joel Grey, Natalie Cole, and Jewel as Dorothy.

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49. In 1993 Roger Daltrey starred in an episode of Tales From The Crypt.

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50. Roger Daltrey turned to working as an actor, with roles in projects such as The Beggar's Opera and The Comedy of Errors for the BBC.

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51. Roger Daltrey worked with Rick Wakeman on the soundtrack to this film, writing the lyrics to three songs and performing these, as well as others.

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52. Roger Daltrey generally selected the music that they performed, including songs by the Beatles, various Motown artists, James Brown, and rock standards.

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53. Roger Daltrey invited schoolmate Entwistle to play bass guitar in the band, and on the advice of Entwistle, invited Townshend to play guitar.

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54. Roger Daltrey was brought up in Acton, the same working class suburban district that produced fellow Who members Pete Townshend, and John Entwistle.

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55. Roger Daltrey was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1990 and the UK Music Hall of Fame in 2005.

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56. Roger Daltrey began his solo career in 1973, while still a member of the Who.

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