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  • Roger Daltrey: Thanks a Lot Mr Kibblewhite

  • My Story
  • By: Roger Daltrey
  • Narrated by: Roger Daltrey
  • Length: 8 hrs and 34 mins
  • 4.7 out of 5 stars (40 ratings)

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Roger Daltrey: Thanks a Lot Mr Kibblewhite

By: Roger Daltrey
Narrated by: Roger Daltrey
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Roger Daltrey is the voice of a generation. 

That generation was the first to rebel, to step out of the shadows of the Second World War...to invent the concept of the teenager. 

This is his story, from his birth at the height of the Blitz through tempestuous school days to his expulsion, age 15, for a crime he did not commit (though he was guilty of many other misdemeanours he'd got away with). Thanks to Mr Kibblewhite, his draconian headmaster, it could all have ended there. The life of a factory worker beckoned. 

But then came rock and roll. He made his first guitar from factory off-cuts. He formed a band. The band became The Who - Maximum R&B - and, by luck and by sheer bloody-mindedness, Roger Daltrey became the front man of one of the biggest rock bands on the planet. 

This is the story of My Generation, Tommy and Quadrophenia, of smashed guitars, exploding drums, cars in swimming pools, fights, arrests and redecorated hotel rooms. 

But it is also the story of how that postwar generation redefined the rules of youth. Out of that, the modern music industry was born - and it wasn't an easy birth. Money, drugs and youthful exuberance were a dangerous mix. This is as much a story of survival as it is of success. 

Four years in the making, this is the first time Roger Daltrey has told his story. It is not just his own hilarious and frank account of more than 50 wild years on the road. It is the definitive story of The Who and of the sweeping revolution that was British rock 'n' roll. 

©2018 Roger Daltrey (P)2018 Bonnier Publishing

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An interesting life

Nice to have this being read by Roger. It was an enjoyable story about the Who and the lives of its members, focused, of course, on Roger’s life.

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Wonderful rock n roll yarns

One of the best rock autobiographies I’ve read. For me it’s up there with Beastie Boys Book and Johnny Marr’s autobiography. He’s such a likeable guy and the stories are great. Didn’t want it to end.

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What a surprisingly great Man

Even if you’re not a fan of The Who, you will enjoy this beautiful true life story.

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brilliant, such a great listen, definitely 10/10

Just brilliant. would recommend to anyone. would of been intense being in the same band as Keith Moon

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I love you Roger!

You've always been the voice of a generation and I grew up listening to you and the lads, now to learn about your life experience all the W's and L's and realising how human you are makes me proud to be a fan! Long live rock and long live Roger daltrey! Fantastic performance

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fascinating and enjoyable especially early life

fascinating and enjoyable read especially his early life. it was a real struggle for him to get ahead.

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Fantastic

Like sitting down for a pint with Roger Daltrey, one of the best music autobiographies in my opinion.

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The heartfelt skinny on The Who from it's bird.

Who Roger is, was and is becoming. Honest and inspired comment on the pitiful and pithy of a Rock'n'roll forebear. Really interesting: thank you, Roger, loved it, as always.

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great listening

Roger daltrey tells his life with humor and honesty. His friendships with Keith moon and Pete townsend are told honestly with no spite .
I thoroughly enjoyed this experience.

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A Very Worthy Book.

Excellent. I have been a Who fan from the early seventies. Nice to have Roger narrating. Funny how this book has wet my appetite to delve back into their catalogue of work.

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