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on 17 August 2015
If you're a fan of the who you've probably already read most of this from other sources, apart from a couple of things personal to Roger Daltrey himself. I got the feeling when reading it that the author mostly used existing material for this book since there doesn't appear to me to be any direct consultation with Roger himself, it's all about other people relaying stories, whether that be friends or what was reported in newspapers and the media. It certainly contains more references to The Who as a band than to Roger as an individual and I was quite complexed and irritated when the plots of the films Tommy, Lisztomania and McVicar are given in great detail taking up much of the book. There are other places I can go to pick this information up and I didn't think it added to the content or quality of the material I thought I was paying for. I don't want to be totally negative about the book as there is obviously some hard work on behalf of the author and I don't usually by biographies, preferring to hear the stories from the horse's mouth. So I guess if you don't know much about The Who and want to read it in a book rather than scouring the internet then go on and buy it. If you are a fan then there's other Who material out there (you probably have it already) that makes for a better read.
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on 19 January 2018
Brilliant book, so much insight into the man behind The Who, fantastic read, some real laugh out loud moments. Highly recommended.
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on 17 March 2017
Postage was quick book is a quality read
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on 3 August 2015
Problem was I had already read Townsend's biography which was much the same. Probably a good read if you don't know much about the other.
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on 27 May 2015
Hubby loved the book
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on 15 April 2015
Daltrey is the real deal but this book reads like a press biog and lacks any depth for the complexities of a life truly lived, a wasted opportunity
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on 8 August 2014
perhaps the best rock biography ever.
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on 14 July 2015
Great story and well written
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on 26 January 2013
This book could have been so much better.

I bought it particularly because I wanted to read about his solo work beyond the Who. His three 70s albums are dealt with in less than two pages (120-121) - scandalous for a book that is exclusively about the man and not his band.

Daltrey's definitive biography is still waiting to be written...any takers?
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on 24 March 2014
interesting read mainly because around in the same era and informative if you are starting a band now cannot put down once started
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