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Roger Daltrey to be a CBE (Commander of the Order of the British Empire).

Roger Daltrey, 60 y.o., the rock icon from The Who, is today among a number of high-profile figures from the world of music and entertainment to be honoured as a CBE (Commander of the Order of the British Empire).

"I am so pleased," he said. "It is really great to be honoured by my country." Roger Daltrey, was honoured for his services to music, the entertainment industry and charity.

Born Roger Harry Daltrey on March 1, 1944, to Harry & Irene Daltrey in Shepherd's Bush, England. Daltrey was primarily raised in the London suburbs of Shepherd's Bush and Bedford Park. Harry Daltrey worked for a water closet manufacturer. Irene Daltrey lost a kidney in 1937 and as a result was told that she could no have children. About a year later, Irene Daltrey was stricken with polio to be partially paralyzed with some loss of use of her hands. Daltrey was the oldest and only boy as he has two sisters, Gillian and Carol, the youngest born in late 1947.

In May 1969, The Who released the double album "Tommy". Daltrey nearly sings all of the songs. Some of Daltrey finest singing is on "Amazing Journey," "Pinball Wizard," "Go to the Mirror," "I'm Free" and the finale "See Me Feel Me." Tommy is a deaf, dumb, and blind kid who becomes a Messiah and later is forsaken by his followers. Roger Daltrey becomes the character Tommy in a fine vocal performance of nuance, defiance, independence, enlightenment, and remorse.

The Who "Live at the Isle of Wight Festival 1970" DVD (23 tracks): ORDER IT NOW.


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