Roger’s ruzie met schoonvader


Ultimate Classic Rock besteedt aandacht aan het feit dat het gisteren 51 jaar geleden was dat Roger een flinke optater kreeg van zijn schoonvader.

“Given that his young wife was heavily pregnant with their first child, Simon, who’d be born on Aug. 22, it isn’t hard to understand why Daltrey might not be the most popular person with his father-in-law. On the other hand, Daltrey was also known as something of a brawler in those days, so you almost have to hand it to Jacqueline’s dad for reportedly showing up moments before the Railway gig and hauling the singer outside for a confrontation that ultimately ended in a fistfight.

“Roger’s father-in-law suddenly appeared just as they were about to go on, and dragged Roger outside and hit him. You see, Roger was the only one that was married, but I got the feeling that it wasn’t a very happy marriage. I think he was trying to get out of it,” recalled fellow musician Chris Downing.

“The casualty of our early success was my marriage. I’d got married because my wife-to-be was pregnant and it was the decent thing to do. But I was too young, too stupid and in a rock’n’roll band,” added Daltrey.

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