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Palace Award for Rock Star Daltrey
The Scotsman ^ | 2.9.2005 | Laura Elston

Posted on 02/09/2005 8:23:33 AM PST by NYC GOP Chick

12:44pm (UK)

Palace Award for Rock Star Daltrey



By Laura Elston, PA Deputy Court Correspondent


He may have been accepted by the “Establishment”, but rock star Roger Daltrey insisted today that The Who’s songs were not quite the Queen’s cup of tea.

The 60-year-old lead singer said the monarch would have “fallen off her podium” if his rebellious 60s anthem My Generation had been blasted out at Buckingham Palace while he collected his CBE.

Daltrey said afterwards: “She said I got this for my music as well as charity work but I don’t think she’s a rock and roll fan.

“She’d probably fall off her podium if she heard The Who’s songs.

“A good blast of My Generation would go down quite well now.”

He said his award was “something to remember” adding: “I still have criticisms of the Establishment but the Queen is an exceptional woman. I think she’s amazing.

“You can criticise the Establishment but you can’t criticise the Queen.”

The experienced performer was racked with stage fright during the investiture.


“It’s nerve-racking. That’s why I prefer being in a group,” he admitted.

Dressed in a black pinstriped suit and light blue tie, Daltrey, wearing frameless glasses, said: “I’ve only got one suit. I bought another one for this but it turned out awful.

“I’m not a dressing-up person. I’m not that at all. Only very special occasions get me in a bloody suit, I tell you.”

He was awarded his CBE for services to music, the entertainment industry and charity.

Daltrey is patron of the Teenage Cancer Trust and has raised more than £2 million for the charity by organising concerts at the Royal Albert Hall.

He added: “I didn’t expect to get this. None of us work alone so I accept this for those that don’t get anything.


“I know there are criticisms of the honours system but there would be of any honours. I am very honoured.”

Daltrey, from Burwash in East Sussex, and guitarist Pete Townshend are the only surviving members of The Who.

Drummer Keith Moon died in 1978 and bassist John Entwistle died in 2002 on the eve of a US tour.

Daltrey and Townshend met at school in west London and formed a band together called The Detours.

The Who were formed in 1964 and were one of the decade’s biggest rock bands.

They stormed the music scene in 1965 with I Can’t Explain and went on to have a string of hits, including Substitute, I’m A Boy, Happy Jack, Pictures Of Lily, I Can See For Miles, Pinball Wizard and Won’t Get Fooled Again.


Linked to the 1960s Mod fashion craze and Pop Art, they adopted patriotic Union Jack graphics.

Despite reaching number two in the charts with My Generation and I’m A Boy, The Who never achieved a UK number one single.

But their forte was album sales and breaking box office records, as well as their stage equipment, with Townshend, like rock legend Jimi Hendrix, smashing his guitar into the amplifiers.

Renowned for their live performances, The Who found fame in the US and played both the Monterey Pop Festival in 1967 and Woodstock in 1969.

Townshend created the rock operas Quadrophenia and Tommy, and Daltrey took the starring role when Tommy was made into a film.

The Who split in 1983 but have embarked on several reunion tours.


Daltrey also had a solo career and has continued to act.

A new Who album, Who2, is planned and will be the band’s first studio recording in 23 years.

Daltrey said: “It’s going very well. Once you’re in there it all comes back to you. It’s going to be a good album but it’s early days.” He was giving nothing away as to when it would be released “It’ll be ready when it’s finished,” he joked.

He was accompanied by wife Heather, sister Gillian and six-year-old granddaughter Lily.

Daltrey later said his award was “something to remember”.

He added: “I still have criticisms of the Establishment but the Queen is an exceptional woman. I think she’s amazing.


“You can criticise the Establishment but you can’t criticise the Queen.”


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Roger Daltrey and grand-daughter Lily
Roger Daltrey posed with his six-year-old grand-daughter Lily

1 posted on 02/09/2005 8:23:33 AM PST by NYC GOP Chick
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To: lavrenti; hellinahandcart; sauropod; cyborg; Clemenza; Oschisms; NYCVirago; Gabz; ...

Anyone want more photos? ;D


2 posted on 02/09/2005 8:24:21 AM PST by NYC GOP Chick (www.Hillary-Watch.org)
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To: NYC GOP Chick

Hmm.. he's gonna have his hands full later on, 'specially when she asks to borrow the car.


3 posted on 02/09/2005 8:25:31 AM PST by Darksheare (Red Sun rising, Drown without inhaling. Within, the dark holds hard. Higher than hope my cure lies.)
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To: NYC GOP Chick

Heh. That's a good pic. An anti-establishment rebel rocker...posing in a suit with his Granddaughter. :)


4 posted on 02/09/2005 8:25:41 AM PST by TheBigB (Supporters of illegal immigrants are traitors to the United States of America.)
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To: NYC GOP Chick

He isn't aging well, is he?


5 posted on 02/09/2005 8:26:54 AM PST by MTD
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To: NYC GOP Chick

Pictures of Lily?


6 posted on 02/09/2005 8:27:52 AM PST by MichiganCheese (God Bless the Norwoods. Thank you for your fine son.)
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To: NYC GOP Chick

The Who Rocks!!!!


7 posted on 02/09/2005 8:29:06 AM PST by henkster
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To: NYC GOP Chick

The Who were the best live rock band, bar none! Roger was always the classiest of the group. Man, what a singing voice he has.


8 posted on 02/09/2005 8:30:59 AM PST by MichiganCheese (God Bless the Norwoods. Thank you for your fine son.)
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To: MTD
He isn't aging well, is he?

For 60 years, I think he looks pretty good (in the photo with his daughter).

9 posted on 02/09/2005 8:31:20 AM PST by marvlus (t)
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To: NYC GOP Chick

60? Granddaughter?? DAMN!! Those 40 years went by pretty quick! (And yes please, more pics!!)


10 posted on 02/09/2005 8:32:25 AM PST by LibFreeOrDie (How do you spell dynasty? P-A-T-R-I-O-T-S!)
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To: NYC GOP Chick
Looks 40 or so in that pic.


11 posted on 02/09/2005 8:32:43 AM PST by Viking2002 (Let's get the Insurrection started, already..............)
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To: MTD
He isn't aging well, is he?

Au contraire! Considering all the hard living he's done, I hope *I* look so good when I'm 60.

13 posted on 02/09/2005 8:35:05 AM PST by martin_fierro (Holder of an M.A. Degree in The Obvious)
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To: NYC GOP Chick
Daltrey, from Burwash in East Sussex, and guitarist Pete Townshend are the only surviving members of The Who.

Is Kenny Jones dead?

14 posted on 02/09/2005 8:35:21 AM PST by frogjerk
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To: NYC GOP Chick
Roger Daltrey posed with his six-year-old grand-daughter Lily

cute pic for a former headbanger - kind of puts everything into perspective

16 posted on 02/09/2005 8:50:30 AM PST by Revelation 911
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To: MTD

Huh? He's almost 61, but I don't think he looks it.


17 posted on 02/09/2005 8:55:58 AM PST by NYC GOP Chick (www.Hillary-Watch.org)
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To: MichiganCheese

Just what I was thinking! :D


18 posted on 02/09/2005 8:56:21 AM PST by NYC GOP Chick (www.Hillary-Watch.org)
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To: MichiganCheese

Definitely! We've gone to see them at Madison Square Garden in '02 and last year, and Roger's voice is still *amazing*. Very strong.

Much of what's on my iPod is Who stuff. :D


19 posted on 02/09/2005 8:57:44 AM PST by NYC GOP Chick (www.Hillary-Watch.org)
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To: frogjerk

Keith Moon and John Entwhistle are I believe.


20 posted on 02/09/2005 9:02:11 AM PST by Dan from Michigan (Republican Party Reptile)
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To: LibFreeOrDie
And yes please, more pics!!


21 posted on 02/09/2005 9:04:10 AM PST by NYC GOP Chick (www.Hillary-Watch.org)
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To: Viking2002
Looks 40 or so in that pic.

That was taken earlier today -- and he's going to be 61 in less than a month. :D

22 posted on 02/09/2005 9:04:51 AM PST by NYC GOP Chick (www.Hillary-Watch.org)
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To: frogjerk

Kenney wasn't an original member of the band.


23 posted on 02/09/2005 9:05:28 AM PST by NYC GOP Chick (www.Hillary-Watch.org)
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To: Revelation 911

Actually, he was never a headbanger. :)


24 posted on 02/09/2005 9:05:52 AM PST by NYC GOP Chick (www.Hillary-Watch.org)
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To: NYC GOP Chick

Thank you for the pics!


25 posted on 02/09/2005 9:06:53 AM PST by LibFreeOrDie (How do you spell dynasty? P-A-T-R-I-O-T-S!)
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To: NYC GOP Chick

I've seen them 7 times since 1980, the last of which was the 2002 tour right after John died. I was too young to see them when they still had Keith. I don't have an I-pod but have have many their CD's and old vinyl.

They are my favorite. Such high energy!


26 posted on 02/09/2005 9:07:52 AM PST by MichiganCheese (God Bless the Norwoods. Thank you for your fine son.)
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To: LibFreeOrDie

Oh, it's been my pleasure! ;D

Actually, you can find a whole treasure trove of pics and old articles at http://kathy.hispeed.com


27 posted on 02/09/2005 9:08:58 AM PST by NYC GOP Chick (www.Hillary-Watch.org)
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To: NYC GOP Chick

Hope I die before I get old...


28 posted on 02/09/2005 9:09:33 AM PST by July 4th (A vacant lot cancelled out my vote for Bush.)
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To: MichiganCheese

I've bought most of their albums on vinyl, cassette *and* CD.

I was too young to see them before they "broke up" in 1983, and then circumstances kept me from and seeing them in concert until '02.


29 posted on 02/09/2005 9:09:56 AM PST by NYC GOP Chick (www.Hillary-Watch.org)
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To: NYC GOP Chick

It didn't say in the article "original" member.


30 posted on 02/09/2005 9:10:30 AM PST by frogjerk
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To: MTD

The 60-year-old lead singer said ..... He looks better at 60 than I do at 38. Especially the partying he has seen in his life.


31 posted on 02/09/2005 9:10:48 AM PST by Walkingfeather (q)
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To: frogjerk

True, but Jones was only a member for a few years -- and for 2 of their weakest albums.


32 posted on 02/09/2005 9:12:13 AM PST by NYC GOP Chick (www.Hillary-Watch.org)
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To: frogjerk
Is Kenny Jones dead?

Shhhh. Kenny never happened. Kenny who? Never heard of him.

Actually, what I think happened is that Daltry, Townshend, and Entwistle realized that it was absurd to give Jones a quarter of any touring money, when they could just drop him, hire a competent non-band-member drummer, and pay him a salary rather than a percentage. They figured nobody would even care, and they were right.

After all, nobody was going to be Moon anyway.

33 posted on 02/09/2005 9:13:13 AM PST by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: frogjerk

No, but for the big bands yr not a member automatically. From Stephen Davis' book on the Stones, "Old Gods Almost Dead", "Mick Jagger formally announced in late November 1993 that Bill Wyman had left the Rolling Stones, which would continue with four principal members 'and a cacophany of bass players.' Around that time, Ron Wood was finally made a junior member of the Rolling Stones, with a percentage. He'd been on salary since 1976."

"Live at Leeds" is still the Who's best album.


34 posted on 02/09/2005 9:14:47 AM PST by dilford
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"Live at Leeds" is still the Who's best album.

I have that on vinyl...It is awesome!

35 posted on 02/09/2005 9:16:05 AM PST by frogjerk
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To: NYC GOP Chick

At least you got to see them. I feel like popping in the Quadrapenia disc!

My updated tagline would have been fun to sing to the protestor critters at the inaguration parade.


36 posted on 02/09/2005 9:16:06 AM PST by MichiganCheese (Meet the new boss, same as the old boss!)
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To: dilford
"Live at Leeds" is still the Who's best album.

Magic Bus!

37 posted on 02/09/2005 9:16:50 AM PST by frogjerk
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To: dead

The last time I saw them, they had Ringo's son playing drums for them.


38 posted on 02/09/2005 9:17:53 AM PST by MichiganCheese (Meet the new boss, same as the old boss!)
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To: frogjerk

That is their best version of Magic Bus.


39 posted on 02/09/2005 9:20:05 AM PST by MichiganCheese (Meet the new boss, same as the old boss!)
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To: MichiganCheese

Yeah, Zach Starkey. He's the perfect guy for them too - very competent drummer, he's got some celebrity, and he probably doesn't give a rat's ass what they pay him, since he was born to a boatload of Beatle money.


40 posted on 02/09/2005 9:22:08 AM PST by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: NYC GOP Chick

I know you're a Who fan, Chick, but for the rest of you, half of the Who sat through our set when we played at the Troubadeaur in LA back in around 1975. Townsend and Entwhistle sat through the whole set, then slapped me on the back when we finished, saying "Eh, wot? Good show, wot?"


41 posted on 02/09/2005 9:22:41 AM PST by LS (CNN is the Amtrak of news (there is no c in Amtrak and no truth in MSM news))
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To: dead

Thanks, I couldn't remember his name. He was darn good, too. Any word if they'll tour again?


42 posted on 02/09/2005 9:23:57 AM PST by MichiganCheese (Meet the new boss, same as the old boss!)
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To: MichiganCheese

Every day I get in the queue (too much, magic bus)
To get on the bus that takes me to you (too much, magic bus)
I’m so nervous, I just sit and smile (too much, magic bus)
You house is only another mile (too much, magic bus)

Thank you, driver, for getting me here (too much, magic bus)
You’ll be an inspector, have no fear (too much, magic bus)
I don’t want to cause no fuss (too much, magic bus)
But can I buy your magic bus? (too much, magic bus)

Nooooooooo!

I don’t care how much I pay (too much, magic bus)
I wanna drive my bus to my baby each day (too much, magic bus)

I want it, I want it, I want it, I want it ... (you can’t have it!)
Thruppence and sixpence every day
Just to drive to my baby
Thruppence and sixpence each day
’cause I drive my baby every way

Magic bus, magic bus, magic bus ...

I said, now I’ve got my magic bus (too much, magic bus)
I said, now I’ve got my magic bus (too much, magic bus)
I drive my baby every way (too much, magic bus)
Each time I go a different way (too much, magic bus)

I want it, I want it, I want it, I want it ...

Every day you’ll see the dust (too much, magic bus)
As I drive my baby in my magic bus (too much, magic bus)


43 posted on 02/09/2005 9:25:17 AM PST by frogjerk
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To: LS

OMG!


44 posted on 02/09/2005 9:25:46 AM PST by NYC GOP Chick (www.Hillary-Watch.org)
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To: MichiganCheese

They're supposedly working on a new album, so they plan to tour after they finish it. :D


45 posted on 02/09/2005 9:26:26 AM PST by NYC GOP Chick (www.Hillary-Watch.org)
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To: frogjerk

Now I'll have that song in my head all day! (I'm not complaining)


46 posted on 02/09/2005 9:26:49 AM PST by MichiganCheese (Meet the new boss, same as the old boss!)
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To: frogjerk

They did a pretty long, scorching version at MSG last May -- it was the second encore of the show. :D


47 posted on 02/09/2005 9:26:58 AM PST by NYC GOP Chick (www.Hillary-Watch.org)
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To: MichiganCheese
At least you got to see them. I feel like popping in the Quadrapenia disc!

I saw them in NYC about six years ago or so, when they performed Quadrophenia in its entirety. It was great. Odd special guest moment too, when Billy Idol and Gary Glitter (pre child molestation arrest) came out and sang the Punk and the Godfather parts.

It was the most homogenized crowd I’ve ever seen in one place! 20,000 white guys in their thirties and forties, back in high school for a night. You should have heard us scream, in unision, the line following “Her fella’s gonna kill me…”!

The encore was an all acoustic hour and half of the other hits (Magic Bus, Baba O’Reilly, My Generation, etc.)

Great great show.

48 posted on 02/09/2005 9:27:15 AM PST by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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He isn't aging well, is he?

Please, he is 60 years old. I think he looks wonderful, and very distinguished.

49 posted on 02/09/2005 9:28:16 AM PST by SkyPilot
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To: NYC GOP Chick

I'm glad someone said that.

Headbangers, the Who? I don't think so. It's quite possible the term headbanger was not in usage at the time of the 1983 Who breakup.


50 posted on 02/09/2005 9:28:18 AM PST by dmz
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