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Rogert Daltrey’s Lost Interview: I’m a Boring Homebody (but a Good Dad)

Contrary to what you’d expect from those of a rocker whose pyrotechnic stage antics helped define the ‘60s, Roger Daltrey‘s kids are alright.

In a 1989 interview with host Robin Milling, which has never before aired anywhere, The Who frontman discussed his career from the New York set of The Teddy Bear Habit. (That never-released feature film, co-starring Sam Waterston and George Carlin, tells the story of a music-shop owner who helps a child break his attachment to his teddy bear.)

CAPTION: "I always knew I would make it," Roger (above) of becoming a rock star. "The human being is capable of anything he desires to do if he wants it bad enough."

"I always knew I'd make it," Roger (above) says of becoming a star. "The human being is capable of anything he desires to do if he wants it bad enough."

“It’s terrible but it’s probably true but I’m so happy being with my kids. I really do enjoy them,” Roger said when asked about becoming a dad.

“It’s wonderful to be with them in these last seven years apart from The Who. Back then, there wasn’t that much time to really enjoy them. It was always kind of a barrier.

“I’ve got a really boring rock story. I’ve been with the same woman for 22 years. I’ve got five kids, three from my present wife.”

Roger—who played the lead in the 1975 film version of The Who’s rock opera Tommy, and Continue reading