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He is the singer with The Who along with Pete Townshend and the late John Entwistle and Keith Moon.

Before becoming a member of The Who, he was a sheet-metal worker.

He has five children: Simon, Mathias (born 1967, with Swedish model Elisabeth Aronsson), Rosie Lea, Willow Amber and Jaimie.

He married Jackie in 1964. They had a son, Simon, and divorced in 1968. In 1970 he married Heather Taylor (an American) and has had three children: Rosie, Willow and Jamie.

He was elected to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (as a member of The Who) in 1990.

In March 2003, The Who's 1969 album "Tommy" came third in Classic Rock Magazine's list of the 30 greatest concept albums of all time.

He was awarded the C.B.E. (Commander of the order of the British Empire) in the 2005 Queen's New Year's List for his services to music and charity.

He plays the flute, harmonica, tambourine, and guitar. Although originally the lead-guitar player of the band, Daltrey did not play guitar with The Who in the seventies. He began playing again after the death of Keith Moon in 1978 changed The Who lineup. After this, he occasionally played electric guitar with The Who, but usually played an acoustic.

The Who were inducted into the UK Music Hall of Fame for their outstanding contribution to British music and integral part of British music culture. (16 November 2005).

He was ranked #53 on VH1's 100 Sexiest Artists.

He attended the same school as The Who members, John Entwistle and Pete Townshend.

He invited Pete Townshend to join The Who, with the encouragement of old classmate and bass guitarist John Entwistle.

Although most famous as a legendary rock singer, he has also had a successful acting career.

He was expelled from Acton County Grammar School, in England.

In February 2010, he performed at the SuperBowl XLIV halftime show in Miami, with Pete Townshend, as The Who.

In December 2004, he was awarded the honor of "Commander of the Order of the British Empire" (CBE) by Queen Elizabeth II.

In November 2011, in Los Angeles, CA, USA: As patron of the Teenage Cancer Trust, Daltrey established a concert series at London's Royal Albert Hall in 2000. The Trust has since built a number of cancer treatment centers at UK hospitals. In November of 2011, Roger Daltrey, Pete Townshend, Robert Plant and 'Dave Grohl' opened the first US unit at the Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center in Los Angeles.

In January 2007, he was living in East Sussex, England.

In December 2012, he sang for the The Concert For Sandy Relief. It was broadcast internationally, live from Madison Square Garden, beginning at 7:30 p.m. ET. The lineup also included Eric Clapton, 'Dave Grohl', Billy Joel, Alicia Keys, Chris Martin, Roger Waters, Eddie Vedder, Kanye West and The Who. Celebrity presenters included Jon Stewart, Leonardo DiCaprio, Sean 'Diddy' Combs and 'Chris Rock'.

In 2005, he was the co-host, with Lynn Hoffman, of an infomercial for TimeLife's "Legends" music collection. Also appearing is Lycia Naff.

He was considered for a number of guest roles in Doctor Who (1963) in the 1980s, perhaps most notably Sharaz Jek in Peter Davison's final story Doctor Who: The Caves of Androzani: Part One (1984). David Bowie was also considered for the same role. Daltrey later acted with Davison in The Last Detective (2003).

The Scottish singer Fish, best known as the frontman of Marillion in the 1980s, was described by the music journalist David Hepworth as having a voice which was a "conflation" of Daltrey and Peter Gabriel. Fish is a self-confessed fan of The Who, citing "Quadrophenia" as one of his favourite albums, and also recorded a cover of the band's song "The Seeker".

He has 10 grandchildren.

While The Who were making the 1975 album "The Who by Numbers", Pete Townshend wrote "However Much I Booze", a song he wrote on the day he quit drinking; Roger read the lyrics and deemed them too personal that he refused to sing it. Pete took back the song and sang it himself.