Roger Daltrey has announced the release of his own memoir.
The Who guitarist has always resisted the urge to publish his own memoir and now feels he has had enough perspective to write one.
“When you’ve spent more than half a century at the epicentre of a band like The Who, perspective can be a problem.” Daltrey said in a statement, “Everything happened in the moment. One minute, I’m on the factory floor in Shepherd’s Bush, the next, I’m headlining Woodstock.”
Daltrey has spent a lot of time on the book. He first mentioned writing one back in 2016 during an interview. Daltrey says that he has taken some time to go through the finer details of those wild times. Especially that infamous hotel night where drummer Keith Moon drove his car into the hotel swimming pool.
“It’s taken three years to unpack the events of my life, to remember who did what when and why, to separate the myths from the reality, to unravel what really happened at the Holiday Inn on Keith Moon’s 21st birthday. I hope the result is more than just another autobiography. I’ve been lucky enough to live in interesting times. I’ve witnessed society, music and culture change beyond recognition. That I’m still here to tell my tale when so many others around me didn’t make it is nothing short of a miracle.”
The book is to be published in Autumn, 2018 via Blink Publishing. Roger is also set to release a new solo album and with that, a new tour.