Podcast: Roger Daltrey in coversation

Opening the 2018 London Literature Festival, lead singer and founder of The Who, Roger Daltrey, joins writer and presenter Will Hodgkinson on our Royal Festival Hall stage to discuss his new memoir Thanks A Lot Mr Kibblewhite: My Story.

In an engaging conversation Daltrey gives the inside story on the rise of British rock, and of his time as the vocalist in one of rock music’s era-defining bands. Separating myth from reality he reflects on his wild journey with the band through chart-topping hits, in-fighting, drugs, mayhem, trashed hotel rooms and the premature death of Keith Moon, as well as a life spanning a tumultuous time of change in Britain and America.

An Evening with Roger Daltrey by Southbank Centre's Book Podcast

Keith joining, was the key to the engine that fired us up. Music all has its rhythm and rock’n’roll has it’s rhythm, but The Who has a kind of quirky rhythm, and that’s why I say we were never a rock’n’roll band, we were always a rock band.
Roger Daltrey


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