Roger Daltrey Memoir to Be Published Next Summer

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Roger Daltrey (Photo via The Who’s website)

One more for the must-read list: The Who’s Roger Daltrey is writing his memoir, and says it will be on the shelves in August 2018. The singer announced yesterday (Oct. 11) that the book will be published by Blink Publishing in the U.K. and Henry Holt and Co. in the United States. He’s also doing a brief solo tour this fall with members of the Who band.

No details were provided by the publishers, but an article in Billboard states, “Daltrey will not only reflect on his decades with the Who and on his solo career, but also on how Britain has changed in his lifetime.”

In an interview with Rolling Stone, Daltrey said, “When you’ve spent more than half a century at the epicenter of a band like the Who, perspective can be a problem. Everything happened in the moment. One minute, I’m on the factory floor in Shepherd’s Bush, the next, I’m headlining Woodstock.”

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Daltrey further told the publication, “It’s taken three years to unpack the events of my life, to remember who did what when and why, to separate the myths from the reality, to unravel what really happened at the Holiday Inn on Keith Moon’s 21st birthday…I hope the result is more than just another autobiography. I’ve been lucky enough to live in interesting times. I’ve witnessed society, music and culture change beyond recognition. That I’m still here to tell my tale when so many others around me didn’t make it is nothing short of a miracle.”

Daltrey, of course, has been keeping busy—along with Pete Townshend—keeping the Who on the road. The band recently completed its latest tour in South America and Daltrey has said that his next plan is to make his first solo album in 25 years. He is also launching a solo tour this month. Tickets are available here.

10/30 Ruth Eckerd Hall, Clearwater, FL
11/1 Hard Rock Live, Hollywood, FL
11/3 St. Augustine Amphitheatre, Saint Augustine, FL
11/6, 11/8 Avalon Ballroom Theatre, Niagara Fallsview Casino Resort, Niagara Falls, ON, Canada


Watch some early solo Daltrey, “Giving it All Away”

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