literature & poetry

An Evening with Roger Daltrey

Part of London Literature Festival

Hear the inside story of British rock from The Who’s Roger Daltrey on the publication day of his anticipated memoir, Thanks a Lot, Mr Kibblewhite: My Story.

Daltrey’s memoir describes his journey from a childhood in suburban west London to becoming the vocalist in one of rock music’s era-defining bands.

Hear in Daltrey’s own words as he separates myth from reality, reflects on his wild journey with the band through chart-topping hits, in-fighting, drugs, mayhem, trashed hotel rooms and the premature death of Keith Moon, and a life spanning a tumultuous time of change in Britain and America.

Born during the air bombing of London in 1944, Daltrey left school at 15 and worked in a sheet metal factory while forming the band that would later become the Who.

The Who shot to fame with the release of hit single My Generation in 1965. The band went on to release some of British rock’s most-loved albums, including Who's Next, Tommy and Quadrophenia.

Daltrey is in conversation with writer and presenter Will Hodgkinson, author of Guitar Man and Song Man and chief rock and pop critic for The Times.

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Royal Festival Hall


£30 - £50 (ticket includes a copy of Roger Daltrey’s memoir, Thanks a Lot, Mr Kibblewhite: My Life, RRP £20)
Booking fee: £3.50 (Members £0.00)
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Age recommendation
For ages 16+.

Event information
Each ticket includes a copy of Roger Daltrey’s memoir, Thanks a Lot, Mr Kibblewhite: My Story (RRP £20).

Fifty people randomly selected on the night get the chance to meet Daltrey at the end of the event for a quick photograph.

As part of the event, Roger Daltrey is answering questions from the audience. If you'd like to submit a question, please fill in the form below.
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