Roger Daltrey is a Actor, Director, Producer and Sound British born on 1 march 1944 at Hammersmith (United-kingdom)
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Birth name Roger Harry DaltreyNationality United-kingdomBirth 1 march 1944
(76 years) at Hammersmith (United-kingdom
Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire
Roger Harry Daltrey, (born 1 March 1944) is an English singer and actor. In a career spanning more than 50 years, Daltrey came to prominence in the mid 1960s as the founder and lead singer of the English rock band The Who, which released fourteen singles that entered the top ten charts in the United Kingdom during the 1960s, 1970s, and 1980s, including "I Can't Explain", "My Generation", "Substitute", "I'm a Boy", "Happy Jack", "Pictures of Lily", "Pinball Wizard", "Won't Get Fooled Again", and "You Better You Bet". Daltrey began his solo career in 1973, while still a member of the Who. Since then, he has released eight studio albums, five compilation albums, and one live album. His solo hits include "Giving It All Away", "Walking the Dog", "Written on the Wind", "Free Me", "Without Your Love", "Walking in My Sleep", "After the Fire", and "Under a Raging Moon". In 2010 he was ranked as number 61 on Rolling Stone 's list of the 100 greatest singers of all time.
Daltrey has been known as one of the most charismatic of rock's front-men and famed for his powerful voice and energetic stage presence. His persona has earned him a position as one of the "gods of rock and roll".
As a member of the Who, Daltrey received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the British Phonographic Industry in 1988, and from the Grammy Foundation in 2001. He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1990. and the UK Music Hall of Fame in 2005. The Who are considered one of the most influential rock bands of the 20th century, selling over 100 million records worldwide.
Daltrey has also been an actor and film producer, with roles in films, theatre and television.
Daltrey has been married twice. In 1964 he married Jacqueline "Jackie" Rickman, and that year they welcomed their son Simon; they divorced in 1968. 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).
In 1970, 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. We all need to know what goes on behind the scenes that is causing this country's economic mess. When we have a Freedom of Information Act in this country we shall have restored our Right to Know the Truth and that will bring sanity to our tax laws."
In 1971 Daltrey bought a farm at Holmshurst Manor, near Burwash, Sussex.
In 1978, during the recording of the Who's album Who Are You, Daltrey had throat surgery to remove nodules after an infection. During a solo tour in 2009 Daltrey began finding it harder to reach the high notes. In December 2010 he was diagnosed with vocal chord dysplasia and consulted Dr. Steven M. Zeitels, Director of the Massachusetts General Hospital Voice Center and professor at Harvard Medical School. Zeitels performed laser surgery to remove the possibly pre-cancerous growth. Both surgeries were considered successful. As dysplasia recurs Daltrey has regular checks to monitor his condition. Daltrey claims that he is allergic to marijuana and has stopped Who performances to plead for concert-goers not to smoke pot, which would affect his performance. Daltrey has never tried hard drugs.
Daltrey bought a home in Los Angeles in the early 2000s. Daltrey also owns a house in Sturminster Newton, which appeared on Grand Designs. Daltrey is a supporter of the football club Arsenal. He opposed Britain joining the European Union.