Today: Roger Daltrey is 70 Happy Birthday

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 I can’t retire.
~Roger Daltrey



First of all, you have to understand that I’m like anybody else. When I hear my voice on a record I absolutely loathe my voice. I cannot stand my voice.
~Roger Daltrey



He almost invented the pseudo-messianic role taken up later by Jim Morrison and Robert Plant.
~Pete Townshend

Roger Daltrey tribute:

Baba O’Riley – live:


Birth name Roger Harry Daltrey
Born 1 March 1944 (age 69)
Hammersmith, London, England, UK
Genres Rock, art rock, hard rock, power pop
Occupations Musician, singer-songwriter,
film producer, actor, writer
Instruments Vocals, guitar, harmonica, percussion, ukulele, piano, trombone
Years active 1959–present
Labels Various
Associated acts The Who
The RD Crusaders
No Plan B Band
Pete Townshend

Roger Harry Daltrey, CBE (born 1 March 1944), 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.

roger daltrey

Honours and awards

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • With The Who, Daltrey received a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award in 2001 for outstanding artistic significance in music.
  • In 1990 Daltrey was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in ClevelandOhio as a member of The Who.
  • The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame also included three songs that Daltrey recorded with The Who on the list of 500 Songs that Shaped Rock and Roll, including: “My Generation“, “Go to the Mirror Boy“, and “Baba O’Riley“.
  • In 2005 Daltrey received a British Academy of Songwriters, Composers and Authors Gold Badge Award for special and lasting contributions to the British entertainment industry.
  • In 2003, Daltrey was honoured by Time magazine as a European Hero for his work with the Teenage Cancer Trust and other charities.
  • In the New Year’s Honours List published on 31 December 2004, he was appointed a Commander of the Order of the British Empire for services to Music, the Entertainment Industry and Charity.
  • As a member of The Who, Daltrey was inducted in 2005 into the UK Music Hall of Fame.
  • In December 2008, he and Pete Townshend were honoured with America’s most prestigious cultural awards as recipients of the 31st annual Kennedy Center Honors in Washington, D.C. by then-President of the United States, George W. Bush.
  •  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.
  • On 12 March 2011, he received the Steiger Award (Germany) for excellence in music.
  • Daltrey and Pete Townshend received the Classic Album Award forQuadrophenia from the Classic Rock Roll of Honour Awards at the Roundhouse, 9 November 2011, in London.
  • In July 2012, Daltrey received an honorary degree from Middlesex University in recognition of his contributions to music.

The Who Pinball Wizard 12.12.12. Sandy relief concert HD:

Album of the day:

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Other Mar-01:

Alton Glenn Miller (March 1, 1904 – missing in action December 15, 1944) was an American jazz musician (trombone), arranger, composer, and bandleader in the swing era. He was one of the best-selling recording artists from 1939 to 1943, leading one of the best known “Big Bands”.

Dave Marsh (born March 1, 1950, Detroit, Michigan) is an American music critic, author, editor and radio talk show host. He was a formative editor of Creem magazine, has written for various publications such as NewsdayThe Village Voice, and Rolling Stone, and has published numerous books about music and musicians, mostly focused on rock music.My two fav Marsh books:

Bob Dylan plays  – Nippon Budokan Hall  –  Tokyo, Japan in 1978.
15 songs from this concert are included on his live album:
Bob Dylan at Budokan 
The best song from this concert is probably: Is You Love in Vain?

-Egil & Hallgeir