Pete Townsend performing with The Who at Afton 1970
Born in West London in 1944, Roger formed his first professional group, The Detours, in 1961, this group subsequently becoming The Who. In forming his Band Daltrey first recruited John Entwistle, then later Pete Townshend was invited on John’s recommendation.
By the time of the release of Tommy in 1969, Roger had become a Rock Icon and sex symbol. His long curly hair, fringed suede coats and bare chest became his trademark. This look is very much in evidence in Charles’ 1970 Isle of Wight Festival images.