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It's ok for those who don't know about The Who
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.