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