The Who's Roger Daltrey To Pen Autobiography - 19 Nov 2009 | Clash Music Latest Breaking Music News The Who's Roger Daltrey To Pen Autobiography Singer to look back over life
Iconic rock singer Roger Daltrey
has claimed he could be set to write an autobiography looking back over his time in The Who and beyond.
A sheet metal worker from Shepherd's Bush, Roger Daltrey cut an unlikely figure to become a rock icon. Recruited to The Who
, his snappy dress sense and stunning vocals soon made him a star amongst the capital's Mods.
However there was always much more to Roger Daltrey than R&B. Interested in alternative lifestyles, he soon grew his hair and embraced the counter culture.
Famously performing at Woodstock whilst laced with LSD, the singer led The Who
to stadium stardom in the United States before becoming an actor. Rightly hailed for his role in crime drama 'McVicar' the singer then escaped from film work by becoming a farmer.
Speaking to Rock Radio
, the singer claimed he now wants to tell his own story. "I'm thinking about a biography now," he revealed. "It's probably time. Just the story of my life and the things I've done, you know, it's kind of interesting.
"And when I look at the juxtapositions of things – you know, like being the singer in The Who to being a fish farmer, and being a film star to being a beef farmer, there's all these swings and roundabouts in my life that are so juxtaposed."
Recalling his years on the road with The Who
, Roger Daltrey said: "They were interesting times. And it wasn't all fun, but there was an awful lot of fun. The only trouble is, the people usually want the salacious **** and I don't know if I'm prepared to dig that, you know?".
Currently promoting his new solo tour 'Use It Or Lose It' Roger Daltrey also joked about the possibility of The Who
making a much rumoured appearance at the Superbowl half time show.
The Who are currently working on a new album.