ROGER Daltry is one of the most iconic rockers the UK has ever produced.
We take a look at The Who frontman’s latest music, his health issues and just how much he has in the bank. Here’s the lowdown:
Roger Daltry is one of the most iconic rockers the UK has ever produced[/caption]
How old is Roger Daltry?
The charismatic singer is now 74-years-old and he’s still going strong. Roger vwas born in Hammersmith Hospital, London, in 1944. He met his The Who bandmates Pete Townshend and John Entwistle at Acton County Grammar School.
He shot to fame with The Who in the mid-60s following the release of their first hit single I Can’t Explain. However, it was youth anthem My Generation which really catapulted the group to the next level.
The charismatic singer is now 74-years-old and he’s still going strong[/caption]
What does Daltry’s new music sound like?
In March it was announced Roger was releasing his first solo record in 26 years on June 1.
Titled As Long As I Have You, his ninth individual effort sees Pete Townshend playing guitar on seven tracks and is a mix of original songs and music that has inspired him over the years, including Nick Cave’s Into My Arms, Stevie Wonder’s You Haven’t Done Nothing and Stephen Stills’ How Far.
The album is said to channel a raw R&B sound inspired by the The Who’s early days.
In March it was announced Roger was releasing his first solo record in 26 years on June 1[/caption]
How has illness affected Daltry’s career?
In his younger years Roger boasted a chiselled body and has always been a fit musician.
Earlier this year it appeared age was finally beginning to catch up with the legend. He told his audience at The Joint in Hard Rock Casino that he was losing his hearing.
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Despite his difficulties he soldiered on through the show which was part of his current solo tour.
He said: “The trouble with these ear things that I wear is that I am very, very deaf. And I advise you all – all you rock-and-roll fans – take your f***ing ear plugs to the gigs.
“If only we had known when we were young… we are lip-reading.”
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