The Who leaves 'em wanting much more

TAMPA, Fla., March 14 (UPI) -- The Who will make it right with their fans in Tampa, Fla., after the band abruptly canceled a concert there because of illness.

The Almanac

UPI almanac for Thursday, March 1, 2007.
By United Press International

The Who reconnecting with new tour, album

NEW YORK, Nov. 7 (UPI) -- Pete Townshend and Roger Daltrey say they are thankful that a new album and tour led to reforming their iconic British rock band, The Who.

Who's 'Endless Wire' is what's next

NEW YORK, Oct. 29 (UPI) -- U.S. grunge rocker Eddie Veder says The Who's new recording "Endless Wire" shows how the English band is going forward, not picking up where it left off.

Roger Daltrey to guest star on 'CSI'

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 11 (UPI) -- The Who frontman Roger Daltrey has signed on for a guest role on the popular CBS TV crime drama, "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation."

Album, radio channel due from Who members

NEW YORK, Sept. 15 (UPI) -- Pete Townshend and Roger Daltrey, the surviving members of Britain's The Who, are set to release a new album and launch a new Sirius Satellite Radio channel.

The Who Webcast scrapped over scrap

LONDON, July 28 (UPI) -- A "groundbreaking" Web cast of a 66-concert tour of the British band, The Who, has been scrapped over a disagreement between Pete Townshend and Roger Daltrey.

The Almanac

Today is Wednesday, March 1, the 60th day of 2006 with 305 to follow.
By United Press International

The Who to play in Beatles' birthplace

LIVERPOOL, England, Feb. 17 (UPI) -- The Who are returning to Liverpool, England's Summer Pops with native grandson Zak Starkey behind the drums, it was reported Friday.

The Who plan world tour in 2006

NEW YORK, Dec. 22 (UPI) -- The Who Thursday announced a summer 2006 world tour that will include an extended North American trek -- its first in nearly four years.

'ER' star Eriq La Salle signs CBS deal

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 4 (UPI) -- Former "ER" star Eriq La Salle has signed a talent and production deal with CBS aimed at bringing him back aboard primetime TV.

Mike Myers to play Who drummer Keith Moon

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 30 (UPI) -- "Austin Powers" star Mike Myers will play the late Who drummer Keith Moon in a movie being produced by Who lead singer Roger Daltrey.

B.B. King joins 'Friends' on new album

NEW YORK, Sept. 12 (UPI) -- B.B. King confesses the search for new audiences lies behind playing with the artists who join him on his new album, "B.B. King & Friends -- 80."

No new Who album in the near future

LONDON, Sept. 8 (UPI) -- Guitarist Pete Townshend says it could take five more years or much longer to write songs for a new Who album.

The Who discussing 2006 tour

LONDON, Aug. 16 (UPI) -- The two surviving members of the legendary British band, The Who, are reportedly considering another tour.
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Roger Daltrey
Honoree Roger Daltrey arrives at the Kennedy Center Honors in Washington on December 7, 2008. (UPI Photo/Alexis C. Glenn)

Roger Harry Daltrey, CBE (born 1 March 1944), is an English singer-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 a large number of films, theatre and television roles and also producing films.

Roger Harry Daltrey was born in the Hammersmith area of London, but was raised in Acton, the same working class suburban neighbourhood that produced fellow Who members Pete Townshend and John Entwistle. He was one of three children born to parents Irene and Harry Daltrey, and grew up with two sisters, Gillian and Carol. Harry Daltrey worked for a water closet manufacturer, and Irene Daltrey was told she would be unable to have children because of losing a kidney in 1937. Nevertheless, she went into labour during a World War II air raid and gave birth to her son at the nearby Hammersmith Hospital, West London. At the age of three, the young Roger swallowed a rusty nail which had to be surgically removed, leaving a visible scar. At the age of five, the rust from the nail caused an ulcer in his stomach which required him to be hospitalised.

Daltrey attended Victoria Primary School and then Acton County Grammar School for boys along with Pete Townshend and John Entwistle. He showed academic promise in the English state school system, ranking at the top of his class on the eleven plus examination that led to his enrollment at the Acton County Grammar School. His parents hoped he would eventually continue on to study at the university, but Daltrey turned out to be a self-described "school rebel" and developed a dedicated interest in the emerging rock and roll music scene instead.

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