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Today in Music: a look back at pop music

The weekly UPI Today in Music package for April 19-25.
By United Press International

Today in Music: a look back at pop music

The weekly UPI Today in Music package for April 12-18.
By United Press International

Today in Music: a look back at pop music

The weekly UPI Today in Music package for Narch 1-7.
By United Press International

A Blast from the Past

Horror at a suburban Denver high school. On this date in 1999, two heavily armed Columbine High School students -- later identified by authorities in Littleton, Colo., as Eric Harris, 18, and Dylan Klebold, 17 -- entered the building and opened fire on th
By United Press International

Today in Music: a look back at pop music

Today's birthdays include country's Johnny Tillotson, who was born in 1939 (age 64); Jimmy Winston of Small Faces in 1945 (age 58); keyboardist Craig Frost of Grand Funk Railroad in 1948 (age 55); and Luther Vandross in 1951 (age 52).
By United Press International

Today in music; a look back at pop music

Today's birthdays include Chambers Brothers percussionist Lester Chambers, who was born in 1940 (age 63); bassist Jack Casady of Jefferson Airplane and also Hot Tuna, and Brian Pendleton, guitarist with The Pretty Things, both in 1944 (age 59); Al Green,
By United Press International

A Blast from the Past

The weekly UPI Blsst from the Past package for April 14-20.
By United Press International

The Almanac

Today is Saturday, March 1, the 60th day of 2003 with 305 to follow.
By United Press International

Today in Music: a look back at pop music

Today's birthdays include Harry Belafonte, who was born in 1927 (age 76); The Who's Roger Daltrey and Mike D'Abo of Manfred Mann, both in 1944 (age 59); Jimmy Fortune of the Statler Brothers in 1955 (age 48); John Carroll of the Starland Vocal Band in 195
By United Press International

Rock News Two: The week in pop

The New York Times has sounded a death knell for pop music, calling 2002 "The Year That Pop Lost Popularity."
JOHN SWENSON, United Press International

Rock News: Music's high and low notes

The New York Times has sounded a death knell for pop music, calling 2002 "The Year That Pop Lost Popularity." In an analysis of the records that charted at the top spot on the pop charts, the Billboard Hot 200, writer Neil Strauss demonstrated rap and "co
JOHN SWENSON, United Press International

Rock News: Music's high and low notes

Z100's annual "Jingle Ball" concert, scheduled for Dec. 12 at Madison Square Garden in New York City, is sold out, but Musicians On Call still is offering Platinum Seats and a chance to meet some of the evening's chart-topping performers.
JOHN SWENSON, United Press International

Today in Music: a look back at pop music

Today's birthdays include Dick Smothers of the Smothers Brothers, who was born in 1939 (age 63); the Lettermen's Tony Butalo in 1940 (age 62); Norman Greenbaum in 1942 (age 60); Danny McBride of Sha Na Na in 1945 (age 57); the late Duane Allman was born i
By United Press International

Today in Music: a look back at pop music

The weekly UPI Today in Music package for Nov. 16-22.
By United Press International

Q&A: Steven Pinker of 'Blank Slate'

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 30 (UPI) -- The Massachusetts Institute of Technology cognitive scientist Steven Pinker's bestseller "The Blank Slate: The Modern Denial of Human Nature" is one of the more
STEVE SAILER, UPI National Correspondent
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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)
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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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