Roger Daltrey, founder and lead singer of the Who, has announced that his long-awaited memoir is complete, and is due out next year.
“I’ve always resisted the urge to ‘do the memoir,'” Daltrey said in a statement, “but now, finally, I feel I’ve enough perspective.”
Roger Daltrey has finally finished his long-awaited rock ‘n’ roll memoir, and has announced that it will be out in Spring 2018.
“When you’ve spent more than half a century at the epicenter of a band like The Who, perspective can be a problem. Everything happened in the moment. One minute, I’m on the factory floor in Shepherd’s Bush, the next, I’m headlining Woodstock.”
As Rolling Stone note, Daltrey first mentioned the book in an interview in May of 2016, saying “I’ll only release it if it’s a good book. I don’t care how long it takes…Most of the rock biographies that I’ve read I kind of got bored with about halfway to two-thirds of the way through. I hope not to fall into that trap.”
Now it seems that he’s ready.
“It’s taken three years to unpack the events of my life,” he said in the statement, “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.”
Keep your eyes peeled for more news in 2018.