The Who's Daltrey Had Hard Time Being Tommy Movie Star

11/08/2013
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(Classic Rock) The Who frontman Roger Daltrey admits he hated the way becoming a movie star changed his life. He hadn't been aware how powerful a medium film was until the release of the silver-screen version of The Who's rock operat Tommy in 1975.

Daltrey whose bandmate Pete Townshend recently said The Who would play their final large-scale tour in 2015 tells Rolling Stone: "I didn't realise the difference between being what you would call a film star and a rock star. It was enormously different it was very hard to deal with for a year or two after that.

"It was just crazy. People just treat you so differently and you go: 'I don't want to be treated differently. I want to be in a rock band.' It was hard. Just very, very difficult.

"They would call me Tommy and it would really get on my tits. But ultimately I was always determined to hang on to The Who through that whole roller-coaster of a period." more on this story

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