ROGER DALTREY, LONDON, FEBRUARY, 1978
THE WATERMARK AND THE SIGNATURE ON THE IMAGE WILL NOT BE PRESENT ON AN ORIGINAL PRINT.
David Steen: “When Ken Russell made a film of the life of Liszt he envisaged the composer as an early pop idol in the mould of Roger Daltry, who was consequently cast in the part, having known fame, fortune and adulation. The film Lisztomania proved something of a turkey. With such dialogue as, ‘Piss off, Brahms,’ it wasn’t surprising that the critics had a heyday. Meanwhile, as filming ended, Daltry removed from the set one of the two enormous alabaster phalluses that Russell had made for the scene, took it home and installed it in his back garden.
It projected some 12 feet above his garden fence and as the subject of giggling curiosity from the nearby girls school. When the local residents association complained, Daltry went back to the film set and fetched its mate, which he placed alongside the first.
He was saddened when eventually both corroded and melted away due to adverse weather conditions, thus denying him the chance to witness the police taking them into custody.
Daltry has been singing with The Who since 1964. Today he works tirelessly with The Teenage Cancer Trust, giving rock concerts at The Royal Albert Hall, which involve his superstar friends and colleagues.”
Roger Daltrey, CBE (born 1 March 1944), is an English singer, musician, songwriter and actor, best known as the founder and lead singer of English rock band The Who. He has maintained a musical career as a solo artist and has also worked in the film industry, acting in a large number of films, theatre and television roles and also producing films. In 2008 he was ranked number 61 on Rolling Stone magazine’s list of the 100 greatest singers of all time.