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A collection of quotes by Roger Daltrey on songs, rock-n-roll, art, teenage, voice, pain, hope, etc.

50 Insightful Quotes By Roger Daltrey

Famous As: Singer
Born On: March 1, 1944
Born In: Hammersmith Hospital, London, England

Roger Daltrey is a well-known English actor and singer. He is the lead singer and founder of the English rock band ‘The Who.’ Some of the most popular singles of the band include ‘Substitute,’ ‘You Better You Bet,’ ‘Pictures of Lily,’ ‘I Can't Explain,’ ‘Pinball Wizard,’ ‘I'm a Boy,’ ‘My Generation,’ ‘Won't Get Fooled Again’ and ‘Happy Jack.’ While he was still part of the band, Daltrey kicked-off his solo career in 1973. We have rounded some famous quotes by Roger Daltrey which have been excerpted from his songs, movies, lyrics, dialogues, interviews, tweets, etc.

We weren't wealthy but we definitely weren't poor. We were incredibly rich because there was a wonderful community in Shepherd's Bush, where I grew up. All my friends were into villainy and crime.

Roger Daltrey

I think if Keith Moon was here today and you asked him to recall most of his early life or most of his life, he wouldn't be able to recall it.

Roger Daltrey

We were too rough at the edges to be a pop group.

Roger Daltrey

I struggled more than anything else to find a voice for this band.

Roger Daltrey

We tend to think of age only in time, but I don't think it has much to do with time at all there's a whole load of other things. I've met 16-year-olds who are old and 90-year-olds who are young.

Roger Daltrey

I never understood that if you sweat as much as I used to every night, you drain your body of salts. So I got very, very, seriously ill. I got to the stage where I was almost hospitalized with serious problems.

Roger Daltrey

We lived the life with Keith Moon. It was all Spinal Tap magnified a thousand times.

Roger Daltrey

I love Adele. That's a lead singer; that's the real deal.

Roger Daltrey

Unless you've been touched personally, it's difficult to see, but there are millions of people who have no voice whatsoever.

Roger Daltrey

I live 50 miles from London and we've got some of the highest levels of teenage and childhood poverty in the country. It's disgusting. Just because it's a rural area, it gets forgotten.

Roger Daltrey

There is certainly more in the future now than back in 1964.

Roger Daltrey

I know my faults, but I'm comfortable with me.

Roger Daltrey

The Who would never have been successful without two special people, Kit Lambert and Chris Stamp

Roger Daltrey

I hope I die before I get old.

Roger Daltrey

Rock n' roll seems to have changed society much more than any politician, I think it really has.

Roger Daltrey

I have to tell you, and I don't mean this as sour grapes or anything, but it is hard to play for fans who see you all the time, makes it much harder.

Roger Daltrey

Part of the early Who career was all about knocking people's confidences out.

Roger Daltrey

I had me jaw broken, and so my chin stuck way out. That's how I became tough - I learned to pick up anything and fight back.

Roger Daltrey

No, I was two years older than the other guys. I was a war baby. My family were a lot poorer than they were. I'd had to fight too hard for anything I had in my life and to smash things up for me.

Roger Daltrey

I feel there must be an enormous amount of really talented songwriters out there who can't sing.

Roger Daltrey

Nikki Lamborn has the best female rock voice since Janis Joplin and I know what I’m talking about, I knew Janis.

Roger Daltrey

I enjoy singing; being in touch with something that is inside of me.

Roger Daltrey

My place, your place, slapped face, rat race.

Roger Daltrey

I don't over-sing anymore, which I used to suffer from terribly because I couldn't hear myself.

Roger Daltrey

My love for the band is still there. It hasn't changed, maybe that's why it's so painful these days.

Roger Daltrey

I don't like Tommy on Broadway at all. I like the music, I'm pleased with Pete's success but I don't like what they've done to it.

Roger Daltrey

My feeling was that I simply didn't have the enthusiasm to do reinvention.

Roger Daltrey

I don't know many singers who actually do like the sound of their own voice.

Roger Daltrey

Imagine if you could go watch Mozart today, even if it's the last, crappiest show he ever played. What a thrill that would be.

Roger Daltrey

I don't have any illusions anymore. The illusion that rock 'n' roll could change anything - I don't believe that. I've changed.

Roger Daltrey

I've never wanted to be anyone other than who I am.

Roger Daltrey

I don't care what people say about me.

Roger Daltrey

I've always felt that music is an art form that deserves to live the life of the artist.

Roger Daltrey

I call it fan fatigue. I went to see Bob Dylan last year, who I think is absolutely incredible, but he suffers from his audience.

Roger Daltrey

I'm surrounded by good people. That's the measure of a good life. All the rest is flotsam.

Roger Daltrey

I always used to develop a cold going into the studio.

Roger Daltrey

I'm realistic about my age and realistic about the fact that there's an awful lot less in front of me than there is behind me. I've always felt that music is an art form that deserves to live the life of the artist.

Roger Daltrey

First of all, you have to understand that I'm like anybody else. When I hear my voice on a record I absolutely loathe my voice. I cannot stand my voice.

Roger Daltrey

I'm not always the most diplomatic person.

Roger Daltrey

Fifty per cent of rock is having a good time.

Roger Daltrey

I was making guitars and I was a sheet metal worker and if you ever see sheet metal workers' hands, you've never seen so many cuts in your life.

Roger Daltrey

Every generation of rock musician will understand that we wouldn't be anywhere without the support of teenagers buying the records.

Roger Daltrey

I wanted to be in a band that shared ideas and were in it together.

Roger Daltrey

European fisheries are a disaster. The American fisheries are well-kept.

Roger Daltrey

I used to take amphetamines until I realized that amphetamines didn't go with being a good singer.

Roger Daltrey

But contrary to what some people seem to think, I was never a bully. I was just a hard man.

Roger Daltrey

I used to be a great blues singer.

Roger Daltrey

All you could do was to see them. We were backstage when the Beatles were on and you could just about hear a noise. It was just literally screaming.

Roger Daltrey

I thought if I lost the band, I was dead. If I didn't stick with the Who, I would be a sheet metal worker for the rest of my life.

Roger Daltrey

I know without our fans and the devotion of our fans we wouldn't be here. I don't mean to put them down, but I'm just stating a fact that it is hard to play to people that see you all the time and it takes a lot of fun out of it in some ways.

Roger Daltrey