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The Who announce new album, 50th anniversary tour dates

The Who announce new album, 50th anniversary tour dates

LONDON, June 30 (UPI) --The Who plan to release a new album ahead of their "The Who Hits 50" anniversary tour this fall, which will most likely be their final major outing.
Annie Martin

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Saturday, March 1, 2014.
By United Press International

Roger Daltrey performs in Capitol as Churchill bust dedicated

WASHINGTON, Oct. 30 (UPI) -- U.S. congressional leaders gathered Wednesday in the Capitol to celebrate Winston Churchill and listen to a short concert by Roger Daltrey of The Who.
Iggy Pop to replace Roger Daltrey as Caterpillar on 'Wonderland'

Iggy Pop to replace Roger Daltrey as Caterpillar on 'Wonderland'

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 16 (UPI) -- U.S. punk music icon Iggy Pop is to guest star on ABC's "Once Upon a Time" spinoff "Wonderland," EW.com reported Monday.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Friday, March 1, 2013.
By United Press International
Vocal cord gel interests Julie Andrews

Vocal cord gel interests Julie Andrews

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Aug. 21 (UPI) -- A foundation Julie Andrews lent her name to is supporting vocal-cord research that could possibly restore the English film and stage singer-actress' voice.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Thursday, March 1, 2012.
By United Press International

Singer Daltrey eyeing charity successor

LONDON, March 28 (UPI) -- Stereophonics singer Kelly Jones says he has been asked by British rocker Roger Daltrey to assume control of charity performances from him.
Freeman, Streisand receive Kennedy honors

Freeman, Streisand receive Kennedy honors

WASHINGTON, Dec. 8 (UPI) -- The careers of Morgan Freeman, George Jones, Barbra Streisand, Twyla Tharp, Pete Townshend and Roger Daltrey were celebrated Sunday in Washington, D.C.
Caroline Kennedy to preside over 'Honors'

Caroline Kennedy to preside over 'Honors'

WASHINGTON, Oct. 16 (UPI) -- Caroline Kennedy has agreed to act as host of the upcoming "31st annual Kennedy Center Honors" in Washington for the sixth year running, CBS announced.
Freeman, Streisand set for Kennedy Honors

Freeman, Streisand set for Kennedy Honors

WASHINGTON, Sept. 9 (UPI) -- Morgan Freeman, Barbra Streisand and Twyla Tharp are among those to be feted at the upcoming "31st annual Kennedy Center Honors," CBS announced Tuesday.
Who members 'at each other's throats'

Who members 'at each other's throats'

NEW YORK, July 18 (UPI) -- British rock icons Pete Townshend and Roger Daltrey are bickering ahead of their upcoming reunion tour with The Who, a source says.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Saturday, March 1, 2008.
By United Press International

Vince Neil and Slash as camp counselors?

LAS VEGAS, Sept. 19 (UPI) -- Rock icons Slash, Roger Daltrey and Joe Walsh have signed on to headline this year’s Rock 'n' Roll Fantasy Camp in Las Vegas.

The Who takes a break from touring

DALLAS, March 24 (UPI) -- The Who's Roger Daltrey had to walk off the stage at a Tampa, Fla., concert because of a bad viral infection, a report says.
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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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