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Roger Daltrey

Biography

After the Who began to crumble following their Mod epic Quadrophenia, Roger Daltrey (or "The Duchess" as the band liked to call him) started a matching solo career with an album simply titled, Daltrey. The microphone-swinging singer used this album to showcase his departure from singing Hard Rock and introduced the world to Leo Sayer, who ended up writing most of the album. Daltrey's solo sound since has explored different pockets of pop music, experimenting with show tunes, probably as a result of his interest in acting for film and the stage. After the Who announced a split in 1983, Daltrey found himself returning to his Hard Rock roots in 1985 with Under a Raging Moon. In 1992, Daltrey test-drove songwriting for his pseudo-edgy, nearly New Wave-influenced Rocks in the Head. Today, he continues to occasionally join his old bandmates on various corporate-sponsored reunion tours.
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