Thanks a Lot, Mr. Kibblewhite: My Story

Thanks a Lot, Mr. Kibblewhite: My Story

The frontman of one of the greatest bands of all time tells the story of his rise from nothing to rock 'n' roll megastar, and his wild journey as the voice of The Who.

“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-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 Roger Daltrey

Roger Daltrey came to prominence in the mid-1960s as the founder and lead singer of the rock band The Who. The Who is considered one of the most influential rock bands of the 20th century. In a career spanning more than 50 years, Daltrey has also been a film producer, writer, and an actor on stage, film and television. Since 1973 Daltrey has released eight solo albums. He was inducted into the Roc

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    Thanks a Lot, Mr. Kibblewhite: My Story Reviews

  • Julie

    Thanks a Lot Mr. Kibblewhite by Roger Daltrey is a 2018 Henry Holt and Co. Publication. “We’ll be fighting in the streets, with our children at our feet. And the morals that they worship will be g...

  • Dr. Detroit

    It wasn’t easy for Roger Daltrey to get noticed in The Who, let alone heard, on stage with three Geniuses (punctuation is mine), all of whom wanted to play lead, steering clear of the carnage while ...

  • Alan M

    In a 2016 Rolling Stone interview Daltrey mentioned he was working on his biography. He said there was no publishing deal, so he could take as long as he liked, and only publish if he liked it. Pretty...

  • Georgette

    Loved it. As much as I enjoyed Pete Townsend's memoir, Daltrey's is more down to earth and less ego than Pete's. A quick and fun read....

  • Eirini Proikaki

    O κύριος Kibblewhite απέβαλλε τον Roger Daltrey απο το σχολείο λέγοντάς του οτι δεν θα καταφέρει τίποτα στη ζωή του.Ο 15χρο...

  • Ron S

    The front man for The Who tells his side of the story, in a calm and simple way as though you're hearing your grand da reminisce with a cuppa tea by the fire. Moonie and The Ox certainly led wilder li...

  • Fox

    Anyone who follows me likely knows the absurd amount of books about The Who that I read. When I saw Roger was coming out with an autobiography I immediately slammed the "put on hold at your local libr...

  • Steve Delo

    An engaging, easy and fast read. Daltrey has lived an interesting life and his narrative is refreshingly humble, honest and plainly told. Quite blunt in places, he portrays his former Who colleagues -...

  • Christi

    “I spent a lot of time with the disabled extras we had in the film, and they taught me a lot. I already knew from Mike Shaw how difficult life in a wheelchair could be. You just need to push someone...

  • Lynn

    I don't remember which family member played The Who in the early 70's, but I loved them from the first time I heard them. I memorized the words to their songs and have listened to them through good an...