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Roger Daltrey facts: Age, wife, children, parents, siblings, net worth and more

Roger Daltrey is an English singer, musician and actor. He is best known as the founder and lead singer of the English rock band The Who, which also included guitarist Pete Townshend, bassist John Entwistle, and drummer Keith Moon.

With The Who, Roger has released 12 studio albums and 14 live albums, and he has released 10 studio albums as a solo artist, with his first solo single “Giving It All Away” (1973) reaching #5 on the UK Singles Chart.

The Who have sold over 100 million records since the release of their debut album in 1965, and their hit singles include “My Generation” (1965),”Pinball Wizard” (1969), “Won’t Get Fooled Again” (1970), and “Baba O’Riley” (1972).

Daltrey has also appeared in several film and television projects, beginning with the movie version of The Who’s rock opera “Tommy” in 1975.

In 2009, listeners of the Planet Rock radio station voted Daltrey the fifth-greatest voice in rock, and in 2010, “Rolling Stone” magazine ranked him #61 on their “100 Greatest Singers of All Time” list.

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Roger Daltrey age

Daltrey was born on 1 March 1944. He celebrated his 79th birthday in 2023. Full name Roger Harry Daltrey, he was born in Hammersmith Hospital, East Acton, London.

Roger Daltrey parents

Daltrey was born to Harry and Irene Daltrey. Harry was an insurance clerk who was called up to fight in the Second World War, leaving three-month-old Roger and his mother to be evacuated to a farm in Scotland.

Roger studied at Acton County Grammar School, where he met John Entwistle and Pete Townshend. In 1957, Daltrey made a guitar out of a block of wood and joined a band, The Detours, as the lead singer.

After his father gave him an Epiphone guitar two years later, Roger became the band’s lead guitarist as well. Daltrey excelled in school, but he was expelled for smoking tobacco.

The Detours changed their name in 1964 after finding out that another band was using it, and they settled on The Who.

Roger Daltrey siblings

Daltrey has two sisters named Gillian Daltrey and Carol Daltrey

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Roger Daltrey and his wife Heather (Picture: Getty)

Roger Daltrey wife

Roger Daltrey was married twice. He married Jackie Rickman in 1964 and they divorced in 1968.

He then married Heather Taylor in 1971 and they have been together for over 50 years.

Roger Daltrey children

Roger has eight children. His first child, Simon, was born to him and his first wife, Jackie Rickman, in 1964. Roger was 20-years-old when he married Jackie, and the couple divorced in 1968.

However, by this time Roger had another child, after an affair with Swedish model Elisabeth Aronsson brought him his second son, Matthias, born in 1967.

Roger and Heather had three children: Rosie (born 1972); Willow (born 1975); and Jamie (born 1981.)

In 1994, Roger received a letter from a woman claiming to be his daughter, and over subsequent years he received a further two letters from other women born in the 1960s.

These women claimed to have been born during the late 1960s, during an interval between Roger’s marriages but were all adopted and grew up before discovering who their real father was. Roger accepted these women with open arms, as did the rest of his family.

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Roger Daltrey net worth

According to Celebrity Net Worth, Roger Daltrey has a net worth of $90 million.


How old is Roger Daltrey?

79 years old

When was Roger Daltrey born?

February 29, 1944

Where was Roger Daltrey born?

Hammersmith, London, England, UK

What is Roger Daltrey’s birth name?

Roger Harry Daltrey

How tall is Roger Daltrey?

5 feet 7 inches, or 1.70 meters

What is Roger Daltrey known for?

Lisztomania, Tommy, The Lost Boys, and The Secret of My Success

Is Roger Daltrey married?

Yes, to Heather Daltrey since July 19, 1971. He was married to Jacqueline (Jackie) Rickman from March 28, 1964 to January 29, 1968.

How many children does Roger Daltrey have?

He has eight children: Simon Daltrey, Willow Amber Daltrey, Jamie Daltrey, Rosie Lea Daltrey, Mathias Daltrey and three adopted daughters.

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