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Roger Daltrey

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Hammersmith, London, England (1959 – present)

Roger Harry Daltrey, CBE (born in Hammersmith, London, England on 1 March 1944) is a popular music artist, best known as the founder and lead singer of the English rock band, The Who. He has enjoyed a less successful solo music career, and has acted in a large number of film, theatre and television roles. Daltrey and his second wife, former model Heather Taylor, have two daughters, Rosie and Willow, and a son, Jamie. They have four grandchildren, Lily, Lola, Ramona and Scarlett. He had a son, Simon, with his first wife Jacqueline Rickman, who he married in 1964. Daltry also had a son from his relationship with model Elizabeth Aronssen named Mathias, born in 1967. Daltry has dated Ann Margaret, Regina Russell and Geraldine Edwards.

Daltrey was born in the Chiswick area of London, the same working class suburban neighbourhood that produced fellow Who members Pete Townshend and John Entwistle. He showed academic promise as a child in the English state school system, ranking at the top of his class on examinations that led to his enrollment at the Acton County Grammar School for boys. His parents, Harry and Irene, hoped he would eventually continue on to study at a university, but obeying the rules and learning from his teachers were not in the plans of the self-described “school rebel.”

He made his first guitar from a block of wood and formed a band called, “The Detours.” When his father bought him an Epiphone guitar in 1959, he became the lead guitarist for the band.

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