The Who join London's 'Live 8' concert

LONDON, June 14 (UPI) -- The Who joined the lineup for the London "Live 8" concert, one of five events pressing eight world leaders to fight poverty during their summit in Scotland.

Documentary planned on The Who

NEW YORK, May 27 (UPI) -- The last surviving members of The Who have signed a deal for a documentary on the legendary 1960s rock group.

The Almanac

Today is Tuesday, March 1, the 60th day of 2005 with 305 to follow.
By United Press International

Who's Roger Daltrey honored

LONDON, Dec. 31 (UPI) -- Rock legend Roger Daltrey, the who behind The Who, has been honored in England for his long musical career and his work in the war on cancer.

The Who planning new album

LONDON, Nov. 17 (UPI) -- The Who are working toward recording a new album, the British group's first studio release in 20 years, Pollstar reported Thursday.

Lindsay Lohan set for 'That '70s Show'

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 13 (UPI) -- "Mean Girls" star Lindsay Lohan will appear in an upcoming episode of "That '70s Show," the Fox network has announced.

Stone's guitarist may guest on 'The Bill'

LONDON, July 15 (UPI) -- Rolling Stone's guitarist Ronnie Wood may appear on British cop show "The Bill" as a crook if the rocker can work it out between music gigs.

The Who to release new album

LOS ANGELES, March 16 (UPI) -- The upcoming album "The Who: Then & Now" features The Who's first new studio recordings since 1982 along with 18 of its biggest hits.

Ringo's son follows beat of dad's drum

LONDON, March 12 (UPI) -- Zak Starkey, son of ex-Beatle drummer Ringo Starr, has continued the family legacy by joining British bands Oasis and The Who as their drummer.

Entwistle could be on new Who album

LONDON, March 1 (UPI) -- Late bassist John Entwistle may be heard on The Who's first album in 21 years, The Scotsman reported.

The Almanac

Today is Monday, March 1, the 61st day of 2004 with 305 to follow.
By United Press International

Roger Daltrey plays explorer

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 4 (UPI) -- Roger Daltrey, veteran vocalist of The Who, has recreated the 1869 journey of explorer John Wesley Powell for The History Channel.

The Who plan to reunite

LONDON, Sept. 23 (UPI) -- Pete Townshend and Roger Daltrey, the two surviving members of The Who, have agreed to revive the band for the coming year and beyond.

Rock News Two: The week in pop

Lisa Marie Presley, riding high on her debut album and about to launch her first tour, is featured in a no-holds-barred Playboy interview.
JOHN SWENSON, United Press International

Rock News: Music's high and low notes

Terence Trent D'Arby/Sananda Maitreya will return to the stage in the United States this week in support of his first U.S. release in eight years, "Wildcard! -- The Jokers' Edition," out June 3.
JOHN SWENSON, United Press International
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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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