Roger Daltrey Grateful For Illegitimate Daughters Coming Forward


Roger Daltrey considers it a blessing that three of his illegitimate daughters came forward in the 1990's. The Who frontman, who's now a proud father of eight, told The Times, "When three daughters arrived on my doorstep, I accepted them and I love them very much. I am very lucky. I wouldn't have been a good father when I was on the road. There's no point in wishing that I could have. I couldn't."

Daltrey, who's dealt with hearing issues for decades, offered up some advice to kids walking around with earbuds blasting music into their heads, saying, "Young people should stop listening to such loud music. They don't need to. If your ears are ringing, you'll pay. Pete (Townshend) and I both have to wear hearing aids and it's no fun taking them out; without them, life's a mumble."

Although he possesses what many feel is the quintessential rock voice — Daltrey said he's not a fan of his own singing, and listed off whom he listens to: "I love voices like Joan Armatrading, Smokey Robinson, Howlin' Wolf, Robert Plant, Paul Weller, and Van Morrison —  his voice is the same as it always was."

Fans were amazed at the candor in which Roger Daltrey discussed his open marriage and past dalliances on the road in his 2018 memoir, Thanks A Lot Mr. Kibblewhite: My Story. Daltrey told us told us that he needed to prove to himself the book was worth being read by anyone other than him. By talking charge of the project before dollar one had changed hands, he ensured that his autobiography was his and his alone: ["I was offered enormous amounts of money — more money than I actually got for my book, five years ago. But, I didn't wanna do it. 'Wasn't ready for it. Hadn't done enough living. The story doesn't feel like it's come to a point where there's a gracious ending; not that we're there yet, I hope that there's more to come. So, I did my book rather differently. I didn't do a publishing deal. (I thought) 'I didn't just want a book and I don't know if I've got a good book in me. So, I want to write it and if I don't think it's a good book, we'll throw it in the bin.'"] SOUNDCUE (:28 OC: . . . in the bin)

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