Roger Daltrey is GQ Man of the Year
Roger Daltrey is one of British GQ magazine’s Men of the Year.
In the article it says, “There are two sides to The Who, both equally valid but often at war with one another. While Pete Townshend freely admits to over thinking every element of his life, Daltrey is one of life’s doers -- and all the better for it. He remains one of the best rock frontman: a man of passion, force and formidable charisma… At 69, he remains the benchmark by which all future frontmen will be measured.”
Jeremy Clarkson, co-host of Top Gear, is a big Who fan, and he is quoted in the issue as saying, “Everybody should be forced to go and see The Who before they’re allowed to pick up a microphone.”
Daltrey is in London Thursday night where he will perform at the Freddie For a Day festivities organized by Queen. The show honors the late Freddie Mercury, who would have turned 67 today (Thursday), and raises money for AIDS research.