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Roger Daltrey: Ended the Who in 1982 to Save Pete Townshend’s Life

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Roger Daltrey says he had to put the Who to rest back in 1982 because it was the only way to help save Pete’s life.

According to msn.com:

Daltrey tells Q magazine, “I called it a farewell tour in 1982 because Pete kept talking about the pressure of touring. So I thought, ‘Let’s remove the pressure, and maybe he won’t kill himself,’ because he was involved with serious drugs at the time. I didn’t want to lose my mate. But, yes, I did have to eat my words when we toured again in 1989.”

Roger celebrated his birthday over the weekend, turning 70.

He was born on March 1, 1944 in London, England.

Last week Roger teamed up with former Dr Feelgood guitarist Wilko Johnson for a one-off show in London, where they premiered material from their forthcoming joint album, “Going Back Home”, to be released April 8th.

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