At the age of 74, Roger Daltrey declared himself “very, very deaf” at a solo performance in Las Vegas, The Times of London reports, joining a growing group of older rock performers who have lost their hearing.
“The trouble with these ear things that I wear is that I am very, very deaf,” he said. “And I advise you all — all you rock’n’roll fans — take your f***ing ear plugs to the gigs . . . If only we had known when we were younger. We are lip-reading.”
In 1976 The Who performed what was judged to be the loudest rock concert in history. Daltrey formed the band in 1964 with Pete Townshend on lead guitar, John Entwistle on bass and Keith Moon on drums.
The group sold more than 100 million records worldwide, with hits such as Pinball Wizard, My Generation and Substitute.
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