Roger Daltrey Net Worth

Roger Daltrey CBE has a net worth of $90 million and is an English singer, musician, songwriter, and actor. Daltrey is most known for being the founder and main singer of The Who, an English rock band that also included guitarist Pete Townshend, bassist John Entwistle, and drummer Keith Moon. Roger has recorded 12 studio albums and 14 live albums with The Who, as well as 10 solo albums, with his first solo song “Giving It All Away” (1973) reaching #5 on the UK Singles Chart. Since the release of their debut album in 1965, The Who has sold over 100 million records, including smash singles such as “My Generation,” “Pinball Wizard,” “Won’t Get Fooled Again,” and “Baba O’Riley” (1972). Roger has also acted in a number of films and television shows, beginning in 1975 with the film adaptation of The Who’s rock opera “Tommy.” Daltrey was rated the fifth-greatest voice in the rock by Planet Rock radio listeners in 2009, and he was ranked #61 on “Rolling Stone” magazine’s “100 Greatest Singers of All Time” list in 2010.

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Roger Daltrey Biography

Roger Daltrey was born on March 1, 1944, in East Acton, London, England as Roger Harry Daltrey. He was raised by his mother Irene, father Harry (a WWII veteran), and sisters Carol and Gillian. Roger met John Entwistle and Pete Townshend while attending Acton County Grammar School. Daltrey built a guitar out of a block of wood and joined The Detours as lead singer in 1957. Roger became the band’s lead guitarist after his father gave him an Epiphone guitar two years later. Daltrey did well in school but was expelled due to his tobacco use. After discovering that another band was using their name, The Detours altered it to The Who in 1964.

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Roger Daltrey Career

In 1965, The Who obtained a record deal, and Roger was sacked later that year for assaulting Keith Moon after the drummer had given Townshend and Entwistle illicit narcotics. A week later, he was welcomed back into the band and told that his violent conduct would stop. The Who’s debut album, “My Generation,” debuted at #5 on the UK Albums Chart on November 3, 1965, with the title tune reaching #2 on the UK Singles Chart. The band released 11 additional studio albums after their auspicious debut, including “Tommy” (1969), “Quadrophenia” (1973), “Who Are You” (1978), and “Who” (1979). (2019). During a scheduling dispute in 1973, Townshend whacked Daltrey in the head with a guitar, and Roger responded by knocking him out. Daltrey received a Golden Globe nomination for his performance as the lead character in the band’s 1975 feature film “Tommy.”

The band stayed together when Moon died of a heroin overdose in 1978, but Roger thought that replacement drummer Kenney Jones wasn’t the perfect fit for the band. The band went on hiatus from touring in 1982 but returned for the 25th Anniversary Tour in 1989. Roger Daltrey was injured in the face by a microphone stand the night before the performance of Townshend’s rock opera “Quadrophenia” for the London Prince’s Trust concert in 1996. Roger put on an eye patch and the show went on as planned, despite concerns that he wouldn’t be able to perform with a cracked eye socket. The Who then toured “Quadrophenia” from 1996 to 1997, and when Entwistle died of a heart attack the day before the band was set to begin a U.S. tour in 2002, Daltrey and Townshend decided to replace him with Pino Palladino rather than cancel the tour. In 2010, The Who performed during the Super Bowl XLIV halftime show.

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In 1973, Roger released his first solo album, “Daltrey,” which charted at #6 in the United Kingdom. “(Come and) Get Your Love,” “Walking the Dog,” and “Oceans Away” were among the singles from his 1975 album “Ride a Rock Horse.” The “McVicar” album was published in 1980, and Daltrey starred in and produced the film, as well as performed every song on it. In 1992, he published the album “Rocks in the Head,” and during the Freddie Mercury Tribute Concert, he sang Queen’s “I Want It All.” “As long as I Have You,” Roger’s first solo studio album in more than 25 years, debuted at #8 on the UK Albums Chart in 2018.

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Roger Daltrey Personal Life

Roger married Jacqueline Rickman in 1964, and the pair welcomed their first child, Simon, the following year. Daltrey and Rickman split the following year after having another son, Mathias, with model Elisabeth Aronsson. Roger married model Heather Taylor in 1971, and the couple had three children: Rosie in 1972, Willow in 1975, and Jamie in 1981. Roger has three daughters, none of whom he met until they were adults. Daltrey had throat surgery in 1978 to remove nodules, and he had surgery again in 2010 after being diagnosed with vocal chord dysplasia. Daltrey is allergic to cannabis, and it affects his singing voice when others in the audience smoke it.

Roger is committed to charitable work, and proceeds from The Who’s yearly Encore Series concerts are donated to youth-oriented organizations. He was instrumental in establishing a concert series to benefit the Teenage Cancer Trust, and he has performed alone and with The Who at the events. Since 2011, Daltrey has been a patron of the Children’s Respite Trust and has played at the ChildLine Rocks and Imagine A Cure II charity concerts. Roger co-founded the Daltrey/Townshend Teen and Young Adult Cancer Programme at UCLA’s Ronald Reagan Medical Center in Los Angeles in 2011 and donated a portion of the proceeds from his solo tours to the program.

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