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Today is April 20. Horror at a suburban Denver high school. On this date in 1999, two heavily armed Columbine High School students entered the building and opened fire on their fellow students.
PENNY NELSON BARTHOLOMEW, United Press International

Today In Music: A look back at pop music

(April 20) Today's birthdays include country's Johnny Tillotson, who was born in 1939 (age 63); Jimmy Winston of Small Faces in 1945 (age 57); ...
PENNY NELSON BARTHOLOMEW, United Press International

Today In Music: A look back at pop music

(April 20) Today's birthdays include country's Johnny Tillotson, who was born in 1939 (age 63); Jimmy Winston of Small Faces in 1945 (age 57); ...
PENNY NELSON BARTHOLOMEW, United Press International

Today In Music: A look back at pop music

(April 13) Today's birthdays include Chambers Brothers percussionist Lester Chambers, who was born in 1940 (age 62); bassist Jack Casady of Jefferson Airplane and also Hot Tuna, and Brian Pendleton, guitarist with The Pretty Things, both in 1944 (age 58);
PENNY NELSON BARTHOLOMEW, United Press International

Today In Music: A look back at pop music

(April 13) Today's birthdays include Chambers Brothers percussionist Lester Chambers, who was born in 1940 (age 62); ...
PENNY NELSON BARTHOLOMEW, United Press International

A Blast From The Past

Today is April 15. Less than three hours after striking an iceberg in the North Atlantic, the luxury liner Titanic did what it supposedly was designed not to do. It sank.
PENNY NELSON BARTHOLOMEW, United Press International

The Almanac

Today is Friday, March 1, the 60th day of 2002 with 305 to follow. The moon is waning, moving toward its last quarter.
By United Press International

Today In Music: A look back at pop music

(March 1) Today's birthdays include Harry Belafonte, who was born in 1927 (age 75); The Who's Roger Daltrey and Mike D'Abo of Manfred Mann, both in 1944 (age 58); ...
PENNY NELSON BARTHOLOMEW, United Press International

Today In Music: A look back at pop music

(Feb. 23) Today's birthdays include guitarist Johnny Winter, older brother of Edgar, who was born in 1944 (age 58); Mike Maxfield, lead guitarist with Billy J. Kramer and the Dakotas, also in 1944 (age 58) ...
PENNY NELSON BARTHOLOMEW, United Press International

Rock News Two: The week in pop music

MARIAH CAREY Mariah Carey and EMI/Virgin Records have parted ways, after weeks of speculation.
PENNY NELSON BARTHOLOMEW, United Press International

Rock News: Music's high and low notes

BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN A New York-based performing arts group has turned songs from Bruce Springsteen into a rock opera titled ?Drive All Night.?
PENNY NELSON BARTHOLOMEW, United Press International

Entertainment Today: Showbiz news

GOLDEN SATELLITE AWARDS "Moulin Rouge," which won three Golden Globe Awards on Sunday, had an even better night at the 6th Annual Golden Satellite Awards -- winning seven trophies, including best comedy or musical motion picture.
By United Press International

Today In Music: A look back at pop music

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PENNY NELSON BARTHOLOMEW, United Press International

Today In Music: A look back at pop music

(Nov. 17)
PENNY NELSON BARTHOLOMEW, United Press International

It's only rock and roll

, Oct. 24 (UPI) -- The general consensus among those who watched the Concert for New York was that The Who stole the show. It was remarkable to see the stripped-down band playing
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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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