Roger Daltrey

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  1. Roger Daltrey

    Roger Daltrey


    Roger Harry Daltrey, (born 1 March 1944) is an English singer and actor. In a career spanning more than 50 years, Daltrey came to prominence in the mid 1960s as the founder and lead singer of the English rock band The Who, which released fourteen singles that entered the top ten charts in the United Kingdom during the 1960s, 1970s, and 1980s, including "I Can't Explain", "My Generation", "Substitute", "I'm a Boy", "Happy Jack", "Pictures of Lily", "Pinball Wizard", "Won't Get Fooled Again", and "You Better You Bet". Daltrey began his solo career in 1973, while still a member of the Who. Since then, he has released eight studio albums, five compilation albums, and one live album. His solo hits include "Giving It All Away", "Walking the Dog", "Written on the Wind", "Free Me", "Without Your Love", "Walking in My Sleep", "After the Fire", and "Under a Raging Moon". In 2010 he was ranked as number 61 on Rolling Stone‍ '​s list of the 100 greatest singers of all time.

  2. McVicar

    McVicar (1980)


    McVicar is a British drama film released in 1980 by the Who Films, Ltd., starring Roger Daltrey of the Who in the title role of John McVicar.

  3. Tommy

    Tommy (1975)


    Tommy is a 1975 British musical fantasy film based upon The Who's 1969 rock opera album Tommy. It was directed by Ken Russell and featured a star-studded cast, including the band members themselves (most notably, lead singer Roger Daltrey, who plays the title role). The other cast members include Ann-Margret, Oliver Reed, Eric Clapton, Tina Turner, Elton John, Arthur Brown, and Jack Nicholson.

  4. The Magical Legend of the Leprechauns

    The Magical Legend of the Leprechauns (1999)


    The Magical Legend of the Leprechauns is a 1999 Hallmark Entertainment made-for-TV fantasy movie. It stars Randy Quaid, Colm Meaney, Kieran Culkin, Roger Daltrey, Caroline Carver and Whoopi Goldberg. The film contains two main stories that eventually intertwine: the first being the story of an American businessman who visits Ireland and encounters magical leprechauns and the second, a story of a pair of star-crossed lovers who happen to be a fairy and a leprechaun, belonging to opposing sides of a magical war. It contains many references to Romeo and Juliet such as two lovers taking poison and feuding clans.

  5. Dark Prince: The True Story of Dracula

    Dark Prince: The True Story of Dracula (2000)


    Dark Prince: The True Story of Dracula (alternately titled Dracula: The Dark Prince and Dark Prince: Legend of Dracula) is a horror-war television film, which premiered in the United States on the USA Network on Halloween, October 31, 2000. It is about Vlad III Dracula, "the Impaler", the historical figure who gave Bram Stoker's Dracula his name.

  6. Quicksilver Lightning

    Quicksilver Lightning (1986)


    "Quicksilver Lightning" is a song by Roger Daltrey, who at the time was the former lead singer of The Who. The track is credited as being written by Dean Pitchford and being composed by Giorgio Moroder. The track is the theme tune for the 1986 film Quicksilver starring Kevin Bacon, Jami Gertz, Paul Rodriguez, Louie Anderson, Laurence Fishburne and Rudy Ramos. The film was directed by Thomas Michael Donnelly. The film Quicksilver went quite unnoticed, both the song and the film are not easily remembered.

  7. Lisztomania

    Lisztomania (1975)


    Lisztomania is a 1975 film by Ken Russell, drawn from a biography of Franz Liszt.

  8. Without Your Love

    Without Your Love (1980)


    "Without Your Love" is a song released in 1980 by Roger Daltrey of The Who written by Billy Nicholls and was a hit for him on his album McVicar. The song was written for the soundtrack of the film McVicar, a bio-pic of English bank robber John McVicar, that was produced by Daltrey and also featured him in the starring role.

  9. Giving It All Away

    Giving It All Away (1973)


    "'Giving It All Away'" was a 1973 single release by Roger Daltrey, the lead singer of The Who. The song was written by the then unknown Leo Sayer with David Courtney. Adam Faith produced the track.

  10. After the Fire

    After the Fire (1985)


    "After the Fire" is a song from the solo album Under a Raging Moon released by Roger Daltrey of The Who. The song was written by Pete Townshend, also of The Who. It was considered a hit for Daltrey receiving extensive play on MTV. The song was played during the second season finale of Miami Vice during a flashback scene.

  11. The Legacy

    The Legacy (1978)


    The Legacy is a 1979 British-American horror film directed by Richard Marquand and starring Katharine Ross, Sam Elliott, and The Who's Roger Daltrey.

  12. Free Me

    Free Me (1980)


    "Free Me" is a song performed by Roger Daltrey, singer for English rock band The Who. The song is on Roger Daltrey's solo album McVicar and McVicar film.

  13. Johnny Was

    Johnny Was (2006)


    Johnny Was is an Irish/British gangster movie directed by Mark Hammond, written by Brendan Foley, and made in 2005 by Ben Katz Productions, Borderline Productions and Nordisk Film. It was released in the UK in 2006 by Sony Pictures and in the US by First Look Studios.

  14. Buddy's Song

    Buddy's Song (1991)


  15. Mack the Knife

    Mack the Knife (1989)


    Mack the Knife is a 1989 film adaptation of the 1928 Brecht/Weill musical The Threepenny Opera.

  16. Let Me Down Easy

    Let Me Down Easy (1985)


    "'Let Me Down Easy'" is a song by Roger Daltrey, who at the time was the former lead singer of The Who. The song was written by Bryan Adams and Jim Vallance and included on Daltrey's sixth solo album Under a Raging Moon as the first track on the second side of the LP. The album was a tribute to The Who's former drummer Keith Moon. The song was released as a single in November 1985 on Atlantic Records.

  17. Under a Raging Moon

    Under a Raging Moon (1986)


    "Under a Raging Moon" is a song by Roger Daltrey, the lead singer of The Who. This song is the tenth & title track on Daltrey's sixth solo album, Under a Raging Moon.

  18. Daltrey

    Daltrey (2002)


    Daltrey is the debut solo album by The Who's lead singer, Roger Daltrey who is the third member to make a solo album. It was first released in 1973. The album took six weeks to record during January and February 1973. Sessions took place at Daltrey's Barn Studio, Burwash, East Sussex, where the backing tracks were laid down; vocals, overdubs, and mixing were completed at The Beatles' Apple Studios at 3 Savile Row (the vocals for "One Man Band (reprise)" were recorded on the Apple rooftop, where The Beatles had performed their famous final concert in January 1969), and at Nova Sound Studios.

  19. Written on the Wind

    Written on the Wind (1977)


    Written on the Wind is a song by The Who's lead vocalist, Roger Daltrey. The song was written by Paul Korda, the song also features Korda playing piano. The song was released as a single on Polydor in the UK in April 1977, and reached and peaked at number 46 in the charts but only stayed in the charts for two weeks, The single was never released in the US.

  20. One Man Band

    One Man Band (1973)


    One Man Band is a song by The Who's lead singer, Roger Daltrey from his début solo album Daltrey. The song was written by David Courtney and Leo Sayer, and features Daltrey's Acoustic guitar strumming. According to Daltrey, it "reminiscences of Shepherd's Bush" (A place in west London where Daltrey had grown up and The Who were formed) and became one the albums highlights of the album, and later being released as a single in its own right in some European territories.

  21. Days of Light

    Days of Light (1992)


    "'Days of Light'" is a song by Roger Daltrey from his eighth and final solo album Rocks in the Head The song was written by Daltrey and Gerard McMahon, and features lyrics about looking forward to the week-end. According to Daltrey, the song was inspired by his early career as a worker in a sheet-metal factory.

  22. Ride a Rock Horse

    Ride a Rock Horse (2005)


    Ride a Rock Horse is the second solo album by The Who's lead singer, Roger Daltrey. It was first released in 1975. Songs were recorded during Daltrey's filming commitments for Ken Russell's film Lisztomania. The album's cover which is photographed and designed by Daltrey's cousin Graham Hughes is known as remarkable for depicting the singer as a rampant centaur.

  23. Best Bits

    Best Bits (1982)


    Best Bits is a compilation album released by Roger Daltrey in March 1982 in USA and under the title The Best of Roger Daltrey in Europe in 1981. It was released on MCA 5301, Canada, and the album reached #185 in the U.S. charts. The tracks "Martyrs And Madmen" and "Treachery" were previously unreleased. The compilation and additional remixing were done by Jon Astley and Phil Chapman.

  24. One of the Boys

    One of the Boys (1977)


    One of the Boys is the third studio solo album by the Who's lead vocalist, Roger Daltrey. It was first released in 1977, on Polydor in the UK, and MCA in the US. The sessions were recorded at the Who's Ramport Studios during the winter of 1976 (vocals were recorded at Pathe Marconi Studios in Paris, due to tax complications), and Daltrey allowed students from the local Battersea technical school to film them as an educational project. This also marked the first time that Daltrey had written or co-written a song since "Here For More" (released as the B-side of the Who's "The Seeker") in 1970, and Lisztomania in 1975. Daltrey's original choice for producers were Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller, but they declined.

  25. Walking in My Sleep

    Walking in My Sleep (1984)


    "Walking in My Sleep" is a song written by Leslie Adey and Jack Green and recorded by Roger Daltrey from Roger Daltrey's fifth solo album released in 1984. The single was produced by Mike Thorne, with executive producer listed as "Spike". This is presumably the same woman who was credited as executive producer of Pete Townshend's Scoop album, later revealed to be Helen Wilkins.

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