6. Roger Daltrey

Throughout the month of February, 102.9 WMGK will count down the 20 greatest classic rock singers decided by our listener vote. 

We’ll dedicate daily blocks to one singer who’s made the list every weekday throughout the month.

MGK will celebrate Roger Daltrey on Tuesday, Feb. 21.

Daltrey co-founded the Who in 1964. Along with band members Pete Townshend, Keith Moon, and John Entwistle, he helped the band become a key part of the British Invasion of Rock & Roll during the 1960s.

The Who released their second rock opera Tommy in 1969. Daltrey’s ability as a singer helped “Pinball Wizard” become the album’s most recognizable single, but his talent was also featured prominently on “Sally Simpson” the entirety of the narrative concept album. He played the title character in the film adaptation of Tommy in 1975.

Daltrey let out one of the most famous screams in the history of Rock & Roll during the intro of “Won’t Get Fooled Again” in 1971.

He again helped the Who to great success with another concept album when Quadrophenia was released in 1973. He’s enjoyed a solo career both during his time with the Who and between stints.

The band still tours over a half century since their original formation. They most recently performed in Philadelphia in May 2022 at the Wells Fargo Center.

Daltrey’s career has earned him the #6 spot on the list in 2023.

MGK’s Top 20 Classic Rock Singers

20. Brad Delp

19. Steven Tyler

18. Bruce Springsteen

17. Don Henley

16. Jon Anderson

15. Mick Jagger

14. Phil Collins

13. Stevie Nicks

12. Billy Joel

11. Chris Cornell

10. Elton John

9. Ann Wilson

8. Paul Rodgers

7. Paul McCartney

6. Roger Daltrey

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10 Memorable Rock & Roll Performances on the Super Bowl Halftime Show

  • ZZ Top- Super Bowl XXXI (1997)

    Green Bay Packers 35, New England Patriots 21

    Location: Superdome (New Orleans, LA)

    Songs: Tush, Legs

  • The Temptations, Smokey Robinson- Super Bowl XXXII (1998)

    Denver Broncos 31, Green Bay Packers 24

    Location: Qualcomm Stadium (San Diego, CA)

    Songs: Get Ready (The Temptations), I Can’t Help Myself (The Temptations), The Tracks of My Tears (Smokey Robinson), My Girl (The Temptations with Smokey Robinson)

  • Phil Collins- Super Bow XXXIV (2000)

    St. Louis Rams 23, Tennessee Titans 16

    Location: Georgia Dome (Atlanta)

    Songs: Two Worlds

  • Aerosmith- Super Bowl XXXV (2001)

    Baltimore Ravens 34, New York Giants 7

    Location: Raymond James Stadium (Tampa, FL)

    Songs: I Don’t Want To Miss A Thing, Jaded, Walk This Way

  • U2- Super Bowl XXXVI (2002)

    New England Patriots 20, St. Louis Rams 17

    Location: Superdome (New Orleans, LA)

    Songs: Beautiful Day, MLK, Where the Streets Have No Name

  • Paul McCartney- Super Bowl XXXIX (2005)

    New England Patriots 24, Philadelphia Eagles 21

    Location: Alltel Stadium (Jacksonville, FL)

    Songs: Drive My Car, Get Back, Live and Let Die, Hey Jude

  • The Rolling Stones- Super Bowl XL (2006)

    Pittsburgh Steelers 21, Seattle Seahawks 10

    Location: Ford Field (Detroit, MI)

    Songs: Start Me Up, Rough Justice, (I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction

  • Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers- Super Bowl XLII (2008)

    New York Giants 17, New England Patriots 14

    Location: University of Phoenix Stadium (Glendale, AZ)

    Songs: American Girl, I Won’t Back Down, Free Fallin’, Runnin’ Down a Dream

  • Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band- Super Bowl XLIII (2009)

    Pittsburgh Steelers 27, Arizona Cardinals 23

    Location: Raymond James Stadium (Tampa, FL)

    Songs: Tenth-Avenue Freeze Out, Born to Run, Working on a Dream, Glory Days

  • The Who- Super Bowl XLIV (2010)

    New Orleans Saints 31, Indianapolis Colts 17

    Location: Sun Life Stadium (Miami, FL)

    Songs: Pinball Wizard, Baba O’Riley, Who Are You, See Me Feel Me, Won’t Get Fooled Again