Thanks a Lot, Mr. Kibblewhite by Roger Daltrey audiobook

Thanks a Lot, Mr. Kibblewhite: My Story

By Roger Daltrey
Read by Roger Daltrey

Macmillan Audio 9781250296030
8.59 Hours Unabridged
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"The Who's lead singer and frontman does a remarkable job narrating his candid, honest, self-deprecating, and carefully researched memoir." — AudioFile Magazine In this audiobook, 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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Summary

A London Guardian Best Book of the Year selection

A Kirkus Reviews Best Books of the Year selection

"The Who's lead singer and frontman does a remarkable job narrating his candid, honest, self-deprecating, and carefully researched memoir." — AudioFile Magazine

In this audiobook, 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.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“The Who’s lead singer and frontman does a remarkable job narrating his candid, honest, self-deprecating, and carefully researched memoir…Daltrey’s voice is charming, strong, and notably youthful for a person of his years…Daltrey’s effort leaves the listener both informed and refreshed.” AudioFile
“Brings a Cockney conversationalism to the story of his life and complicated relationship with his legendary band mates.” USA Today
“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?” New York Times Book Review

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Author

Author Bio: Roger Daltrey

Author Bio: Roger Daltrey

Roger Harry Daltrey (born 1 March 1944) is an English singer and actor. Daltrey came to prominence in the mid-1960s as the founder and lead singer of iconic rock band the Who. In 2010, he was ranked as number 61 on Rolling Stone’s list of the 100 greatest singers of all time.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, CD
Category: Nonfiction/Biography
Runtime: 8.59
Audience: Adult
Language: English