|Celebrated Name:||Roger Daltrey|
|Real Name/Full Name:||Roger Daltrey|
|Age:||77 years old|
|Birth Date:||1 March 1944|
|Birth Place:||East Acton, London, England|
|Wife/Spouse (Name):||Heather Taylor|
|Children/Kids (Son and Daughter):||No/Yes (name)|
|Dating/Girlfriend (Name):||N/A/Yes (name)|
|Is Roger DaltreyGay?:||No|
|Profession:||Singer-Songwriter, Vocalist, Actor, Producer|
|Net Worth in 2021:||$100 million|
|Last Updated:||February 2021|
After 32 years since releasing Under a Raging Moon, the curly-haired, five-feet seven inches tall, Roger Daltrey continues to draw large audiences to his concerts. Daltrey rose to fame with the famous rock band, The Who, which he founded in 1961 with John Entwistle and Pete Townshend. From a sheet metal factory worker who even made the guitars for his band, Roger’s energy emanated through his soulful and emotional singing.
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Early Life & Biography
Roger Daltrey was born in the West London suburb of Shepherd’s Bush in the year 1944. A Piscean, Daltrey was one of three children of Harry and Irene Daltrey, a lower-middle-class family. All his childhood Daltrey wanted to earn enough to get rid of this lower-middle-class stature. He was a student of Victoria Primary School and topped his class to be admitted to Acton County Grammar School (where his other two band members Townshend and Entwistle also studied).
Though he had academic potential, Daltrey himself said he “was a school rebel. Whatever they said do, he didn’t do. He was totally anti-everything. He was a right bastard, a right hard nut. He just totally closed the doors to ever wanting to know what they had to teach him. Rock & roll was the only thing he wanted to get into.”
Acton County Grammar School’s headmaster, Mr. Kibblewhite, had told Roger on his 15th birthday that “you’ll never make anything of your life, Daltrey,” after expelling him on disciplinary grounds. This statement stayed with Daltrey for the rest of his life, and in his autobiography, Thanks a Lot, Mr. Kibblewhite, he clarifies that this statement drove him to prove himself to the world and make his passion worthwhile. Roger Daltrey was all of 17 years when he started the band and called it the Detours. But by 1964, they realized that there was another band by the same name and rechristened it The Who.
From a young age, Daltrey had a huge female fan following. At a very early age, in 1964, he married Jacqueline “Jackie” Rickman. The very next year, they had a son and called him Simon. But the marriage lasted for only 3.8 years, with the couple finally divorcing in 1968. Daltrey was involved with quite a few women, and post his divorce, and he fathered a son, Mathias, who was born to him and Swedish model, Elisabeth Aronsson, in 1967. Later in his fifties, Daltrey was introduced to three of his biological daughters, who were born out of wedlock during the same time period (late 1960s).
In March 1968, Roger Daltrey met the British model, Heather Taylor. She had earlier dated Jeff Beck and Jimi Hendrix, and the latter dedicated the song Foxy Lady to her. Daltrey was enamored by her uber feminity. They met again weeks later at the Speakeasy Club in London. The couple kept in touch, and soon Taylor moved in with Roger in Saint John’s Wood. They continued their live-in relationship and, in 1970, moved to Holmshurst Manor, to start a family. Daltrey fondly calls Heather Jolly Green Giant.
On 19 July 1971, they married and welcomed their first child Rosie Lea on 3 October 1972. The couple went on to have two more children, Willow Amber (born on 20 March 1975) and Jamie (born on 2 February 1981). Roger dedicated the song Everything a Heart Could Ever Want to Willow, and Jamie appeared in the video of the song, After the Fire.
Daltrey suffered from a throat infection and had surgery in 1978. But again, during his solo tour in 2009, he found it difficult to perform the high notes and was later diagnosed with vocal cord dysplasia, which was treated with laser surgery. However, Daltrey continues his follow-ups to prevent relapses. He is also allergic to cannabis, and in some concerts, he had to pause his performance to request people to abstain from smoking, with his loyal teammate Pete Townshend threatening to cancel the concert if people did not comply.
Age, Height, and Weight
Being born on 1 March 1944, Roger Daltrey is 77 years old as of today’s date 28th February 2021. His height is 1.67 m tall, and his weight is 60 kg.
By 1969, The Who had become quite popular and Pete Townshend’s iconic, imaginary the deaf, dumb and blind guy, Tommy Walker, came alive in Roger Daltrey’s voice soon he became a rock sensation and added some charismatic idiosyncrasies, like twirling the mike while performing to add more gusto to the performance. As a vocalist, Daltrey mesmerized listeners with ‘Behind Blue Eyes,’ ‘The Song Is Over,’ Won’t Get Fooled Again,’ and as ‘Love Reign O’er Me.’
Daltrey featured as the lead in Ken Russell’s movie adaptation of the rock opera, Tommy, in 1975, for which he earned a Golden Globe nomination as well. This stint in the movies opened a parallel opportunity for Roger, and he acted in movies while still being an active member of the band. He was seen in Ken Russell’s Lizstomania in McVicar, Lightning Jack, Teen Agent, and in other roles in television series.
By 1973, Roger had become a very popular vocalist and started solo performances. His single ‘Giving It All Away’ ranked fifth in the UK charts. He featured in BBC’s Top Of The Pops, the UK’s then premier chart TV show. His other single albums include Ride A Rock Horse (1975), One Of The Boys (1977), Parting Should Be Painless (1984), and After The Fire (1985). In 1994 his solo concert at New York’s Carnegie Hall was the fastest-selling event in the venue’s history. In 2014 Roger recorded an album, with Wilko Johnson, Going Back Home, which made it to the number 2 spot in the UK charts.
2017 and 2018 saw Daltrey participate in many solo tours and concerts. In all these tours, he was accompanied by members of The Who, including Simon Townshend. The band performed Tommy in 2018 across the United States to packed audiences, and all shows were completely sold out. It was in 2018 that Daltrey released his solo album, As Long As I Have You.
Roger and Pete have been patrons of the Teenage Cancer Trust. Roger conducted a show, ‘The Who & Friends’ at the Royal Albert Hall, the proceeds of the ticket sales, which was almost $1.9 million, was donated to the trust. In November 2010, Roger and Pete Townshend launched the Teen Cancer America.
Awards & Achievements
Roger Daltrey was inducted in 2005 into the UK Music Hall of Fame as a member of The Who. In December 2008, both he and Pete Townshend were honored with America’s most prestigious cultural awards as recipients of the 31st annual Kennedy Center Honors in Washington, D.C. by then-President of the United States, George W. Bush. The duo also won the George and Ira Gershwin Award for Lifetime Musical Achievement at UCLA on 21 May 2016.
The Who are one of the most successful rock bands of all time with sales of over 100 million albums worldwide. As a member of the band, Daltrey received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the British Phonographic Industry in 1988 and the Grammy Foundation in 2001. Roger was also given a Humanitarian Award in 2003 from Time magazine for his charitable work. In February 2005, Roger was awarded a CBE by the Queen at Buckingham Palace for his services to music and good causes.
Net Worth & Salary of Roger Daltrey in 2021
As of February 2021, Even at 77 years, Roger Daltrey is worth $100 million. Most of his earnings are from his band performances, music albums (solo and otherwise). He stays in Holmshurst Manor with his wife. This manor is a Jacobean country house located near Burwash in East Sussex, England, which he bought in 1970. This sprawling mansion has huge farmland, and the house itself is built of brick with stone dressing and has twenty rooms and seven bedrooms. It boasts of stone fireplaces, stained glass windows, oak paneling, and a gallery seventy feet in length, decorated with Persian carpets and with modern amenities like a sauna.
Daltrey also had two classic cars – a 1966 Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud III Sports Saloon and a 1979 Aston Martin V8 Volante. Both of which went for auction 2018. The estimated price of the Rolls-Royce was between $217,000 and $244,000, while the Aston was valued between $211,000 and $244,000.
Even in his seventies, Roger Daltrey is fit as a fiddle and at the helm of his career. He continues to tour and perform in concerts.