Personally signed by Roger Daltrey, the frontman of one of the greatest bands of all time that tells the story of his rise from nothing to rock 'n' roll megastar, and his wild journey as the voice of The Who.
Henry Holt & Company 2018. "Thanks A Lot Mr. Kibblewhite: My Story" Roger Daultry. Signed First Edition, First Printing. Personally signed by the author directly onto the title page of the book. Contains all the first edition markings, including full number line and "First US Edition 2018" printed on the copyright page. Very Fine/Very Fine. Hardcover book with original unclipped dust-jacket still showing the price of $30.00. Bookseller issued COA. Archival acid-free Brodart sleeve.
Includes photo from the book signing event for this release.
“It’s taken me three years to unpack the events of my life, 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,” says Roger Daltrey, the powerhouse vocalist of The Who. The result of this introspection is a remarkable memoir, instantly captivating, funny and frank, chock-full of well-earned wisdom and one-of-a-kind anecdotes from a raucous life that spans a tumultuous time of change in Britain and America.
Born during the air bombing of London in 1944, Daltrey fought his way (literally) through school and poverty and began to assemble the band that would become The Who while working at a sheet metal factory in 1961. In Daltrey’s voice, the familiar stories―how they got into smashing up their kit, the infighting, Keith Moon’s antics―take on a new, intimate life. Also here is the creative journey through the unforgettable hits including My Generation, Substitute, Pinball Wizard, and the great albums, Who’s Next, Tommy, and Quadrophenia. Amidst all the music and mayhem, the drugs, the premature deaths, the ruined hotel rooms, Roger is our perfect narrator, remaining sober (relatively) and observant and determined to make The Who bigger and bigger. Not only his personal story, this is the definitive biography of The Who.
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About The AuthorRoger Daltrey is the lead vocalist and founding member of The Who. His career has spanned more than 50 years, with a solo career producing eight studio albums. A daytime worker at a sheet metal factory, he first assembled The Who in 1961, recruiting John Entwistle and agreeing to John’s proposal that Pete Townshend should join. Daltrey was the band’s voice, a powerhouse frontman known for his stage presence and energy. As a member of The Who, Daltrey was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1990 and received a Kennedy Center Honor in 2008.
Roger Harry Daltrey CBE (born 1 March 1944) is an English singer, musician and actor. He is a co-founder and the lead singer of the rock band the Who.
Daltrey's hit songs with the Who include "My Generation", "Pinball Wizard", "Won't Get Fooled Again", "Baba O'Riley" and "You Better You Bet". He began his solo career in 1973, while still a member of the Who. Since then he has released ten solo 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" and "Under a Raging Moon".
The Who are considered one of the most influential rock bands of the 20th century and have sold over 100 million records worldwide. As a member of the band, Daltrey received a Lifetime achievement award from the British Phonographic Industry in 1988, and from the Grammy Foundation in 2001. He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1990, and the UK Music Hall of Fame in 2005. He and Pete Townshend received Kennedy Center Honors in 2008 and The George and Ira Gershwin Award for Lifetime Musical Achievement at UCLA on 21 May 2016. Daltrey has also been an actor and film producer, with roles in films, theatre, and television. Planet Rock listeners voted him rock's fifth-greatest voice in 2009, and he was ranked number 61 on Rolling Stone's list of the 100 greatest singers of all time in 2010.
Named a ‘BEST BOOK’ OF 2018 by Kirkus & The Guardian
"Unaffected, lucid, and entertaining: One of the best rock memoirs in recent memory. " ―Kirkus (starred review)
"Colorful. . . .The curly-haired, microphone-swinging, full-throated frontman of The Who brings a Cockney conversationalism to the story of his life and complicated relationship with his legendary bandmates."―USA TODAY (3.5/4-star review)
"A working-class brawler, a delinquent tea boy in a sheet metal factory, discovers within himself the psychic-emotional circuitry to conduct some of the rarest electricity in rock ’n’ roll. It’s like a Who song. 'Empathy, that’s the root of it all,' he writes at the end of his book . . . Daltrey’s peculiar swaggering selflessness is the key to this book, and a key (one of four) to the Who . . . How many rock memoirs actually have a meaning?"―The New York Times Book Review
"Vivid, atmospheric and funny, and, because of [Daltrey's] aversion to mind-altering substances, it's probably one of the more reliable accounts of life in one of the world's biggest rock bands."―The Guardian
"He wasn’t just the right front man for The Who, but the perfect front man. . . . Daltrey relays a number of familiar stories from the Who biography – but with the added insight of his perspective."―Houston Press
- Henry Holt and Co. (October 23, 2018)
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