Fast Facts

  • Grew up in the same neighborhood as future Who band mates Pete Townshend and John Entwistle.
  • Supported himself by working as a sheet-metal worker during the day while playing guitar with his band, the Detours, at night.
  • Recruited Entwistle to the Detours after their bassist quit; when the group's rhythm guitarist left, Entwistle called upon Townshend, a former band mate, to join.
  • Released his first studio album with the Who, The Who Sings My Generation, in 1965; was briefly kicked out of the band the same year after he flushed drummer Keith Moon's drugs down a toilet.
  • Made his solo debut in 1973 with Daltrey. 
  • Inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, as part of the Who, in 1990.
  • Made a Commander of the Order of the British Empire by Queen Elizabeth II.
  • Is a patron of the Teenage Cancer Trust, for which he organizes charity concerts at Royal Albert Hall.

Awards

  • 1976, Golden Globe — New Star of the Year - Actor: Nominee

Relationships

  • Heather Taylor — Wife
  • Simon Daltrey — Son
  • Willow Daltrey — Daughter
  • Irene Daltrey — Mother
  • Jacqueline Rickman — Ex-wife
  • Rosie Daltrey — Daughter
  • Jamie Daltrey — Son
  • Harry Daltrey — Father