Roger Daltrey of The Who to publish his memoir in October

The Who's legendary singer Roger Daltrey will release his memoir, titled Thanks a Lot, Mr. Kibblewight: A Memoir, in late October. That's according to the book's publisher.

Plans for the book were revealed earlier this year, and the title of the book is a reference to a childhood music teacher who expressed little hope for young Mr. Daltrey's future. 

Like some other heritage musicians, Daltrey was just a bit reticent about putting his recollections down on paper due to, as the singer said in a statement, not having what he felt was enough 'perspective;' "When you've spent more than half a century at the epicenter of a band like the Who, perspective can be a problem... Everything happened in the moment. One minute, I'm on the factory floor in Shepherd's Bush, the next, I'm headlining Woodstock."

One of his goals in doing the book was to help separate fact from some of the exaggerated stories about one of the greatest Rock & Roll bands ever. Pre-order your copy here

The book release adds to what has been a very busy year for the 74-year-old singer, with a new solo album released and a short tour that had him performing all of The Who's Tommy with symphony orchestras. Rock On, Roger!

45 PHOTOS
Roger Daltrey through the years
See Gallery
Roger Daltrey through the years
A portrait of Roger Daltrey of The Who wearing a Fillmore East t-shirt in Amsterdam, Netherlands, 19th December 1972. (Photo by Gijsbert Hanekroot/Redferns)
Singer and actor Roger Daltrey of the Who in the UK, 1971. (Photo by Michael Putland/Getty Images)
1965: Singer Roger Daltrey of the rock and roll band 'The Who' poses for a portrait in 1965. (Photo by Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images)
The Who pose for a group portrait, London, 1965. L-R Pete Townshend, Keith Moon, Roger Daltrey and John Entwistle. (Photo by The Visualeyes Archive/Redferns)
SURREY, ENGLAND - JULY 15: Roger Daltrey from The Who posed at a press call for the launch of 'Who's Next' album in Chertsey, Surrey, England on 15th July 1971 (Photo by Gijsbert Hanekroot/Redferns)
CIRCA 1965: Roger Daltrey, John Entwistle, Pete Townshend and Keith Moon of the rock and roll band 'The Who' pose for a portrait in circa 1965. (Photo by Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images)
UNITED KINGDOM - NOVEMBER 12: CHELSEA BARRACKS Photo of Roger DALTREY and The Who, Roger Daltrey, posed, looking to camera, filming for US TV show (Photo by Chris Morphet/Redferns)
UNITED KINGDOM - AUGUST 19: READY STEADY GO Photo of Roger DALTREY and The Who, Pete Townshend & Roger Daltrey performing at Wembley Studios (Photo by Ivan Keeman/Redferns)
Portrait of singer Roger Daltrey of The Who, circa 1966. (Photo by The Visualeyes Archive/Redferns)
CIRCA 1966: Pete Townshend, Keith Moon, Roger Daltrey and John Entwistle of the rock and roll band 'The Who' pose for a portrait in circa 1966. (Photo by Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images)
MONTEREY CA - JUNE 18: Roger Daltrey of The Who performs on stage at the Monterey Pop Festival on June 18, 1967 in Monterey, California. (Photo by Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images)
UNITED KINGDOM - FEBRUARY 27: Photo of Roger DALTREY and The Who; Roger Daltrey returning from an Italian tour through Heathrow Airport, wearing sunglasses (Photo by Chris Morphet/Redferns)
10th December 1968: Roger Daltrey, singer with British rock band The Who. (Photo by Fox Photos/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES - FEBRUARY 27: Singer Roger Daltrey, guitarist Pete Townshend, bassist John Entwistle and drummer Keith Moon of the rock and roll band 'The Who' pose for a portrait during a session at Griffith Park on February 27, 1968 in Los Angeles California. (Photo by Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images)
Singer Roger Daltrey performing with rock group the Who at the Isle of Wight Festival of Music, 1969. (Photo by McCarthy/Getty Images)
UNITED KINGDOM - JANUARY 19: Photo of Roger DALTREY and The Who; Roger Daltrey at IBC studios, recording 'The Seeker' playing Gibson SG Special guitar (Photo by Chris Morphet/Redferns)
Roger Daltrey of The Who in concert at the Isle of Wight Music Festival in England, 1969 (Photo by Jeffrey Mayer/WireImage)
The Who, Pete Townshend & Roger Daltrey in concert circa 1973 in Los Angeles, California (Photo by Jeffrey Mayer/WireImage)
SURREY, ENGLAND - JULY 15th: Roger Daltrey from The Who posed at a press call for 'Who's Next' album launch party in Surrey, England on 15th July 1971 (Photo by Gijsbert Hanekroot/Redferns)
Roger Daltrey of The Who (Photo by Tom Hill/WireImage)
OCTOBER - 1974: Singer Roger Daltrey and guitarist Pete Townshend of the rock and roll band 'The Who' performs onstage in October of 1974. (Photo by Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images)
Singer Roger Daltrey of British rock group The Who, London, 7th September 1973. (Photo by Michael Putland/Getty Images)
CIRCA 1974: John Entwistle, Roger Daltrey, Keith Moon and Pete townshend of the rock and roll band 'The Who' perform onstage during the in circa 1974. (Photo by Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images)
Roger Daltrey (1945-) the lead singer of the rock band The Who during a 1975 performance. (Photo by � Hulton-Deutsch Collection/CORBIS/Corbis via Getty Images)
English singer, songwriter and actor Roger Daltrey poses in the doorway of a Battersea pub, April 1977. (Photo by John Downing/Getty Images)
Roger Daltrey of The Who (Photo by Tom Hill/WireImage)
Portrait of Roger Daltrey, an English singer and songwriter, actor, and founder and lead singer of English rock band The Who, poses in New York, N.Y., mid-1980s. (Photo by Oliver Morris/Getty Images)
Roger Daltrey of English rock band The Who, circa 1980. (Photo by The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images)
UNITED STATES - SEPTEMBER 01: Roger Daltrey (Photo by The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images)
File photo of Roger Daltrey during a stop-over in Los Angeles, Calif. on 1/10/84. (Photo by Bob Riha Jr/WireImage)
CIRCA 1987: Singer Roger Daltrey of the rock and roll band 'The Who' performs onstage in circa 1987. (Photo by Larry Hulst/Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images)
UNITED KINGDOM - APRIL 29: SHEPHERD'S BUSH EMPIRE Photo of Roger DALTREY and The Who, Roger Daltrey performing live onstage at Mick Ronson tribute oncert (Photo by Mick Hutson/Redferns)
Roger Daltrey Of The Who In Concert, Wembley Arena, London, Britain - 1997, Roger Daltrey - The Who (Photo by Brian Rasic/Getty Images)
English singer and songwriter Roger Daltrey of The Who stars in the film 'Buddy's Song', 1991. (Photo by Richard Blanshard/Getty Images)
LONDON - NOVEMBER 27: British singer Roger Daltrey and Canadian pop star Bryan Adams perform on stage at a concert by 'The Who' held at the Royal Albert Hall on November 27, 2000 in London. (Photo by Dave Hogan/Getty Images)
Roger Daltrey during Peta's Party of the Century and Humanitarian Awards at Paramount Studios in Los Angeles, California, United States. (Photo by J. Vespa/WireImage)
LAS VEGAS - NOVEMBER 9: Musician Roger Daltrey performs with camp attendees during the 10th Anniversary Of The Rock 'n' Roll Fantasy Camp held at the MGM Grand Garden Arena November 9, 2007 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
Roger Daltrey arrives for the European Premiere and DVD Launch of Amazing Journey: The Story of The Who at the Odeon cinema on Kensington High Street in London. (Photo by Anthony Devlin - PA Images/PA Images via Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 15: (EMBARGOED FOR PUBLICATION IN UK TABLOID NEWSPAPERS UNTIL 48 HOURS AFTER CREATE DATE AND TIME. MANDATORY CREDIT PHOTO BY DAVE M. BENETT/GETTY IMAGES REQUIRED) Roger Daltrey attends the Lucian Grainge VIP Party on June 15, 2010 in London, England. (Photo by Dave M. Benett/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC -- OCTOBER 30: Roger Daltrey, founder and lead singer of the English rock band, The Who, performs 'Won't be Fooled Again,' at a Congressional Ceremony commemorating the dedication of a bust for Sir Winston Churchill in Statuary Hall on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., on Wednesday, October 30, 2013. (Photo by Nikki Kahn/The Washington Post via Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 22: Roger Daltrey attends the UK Premiere of 'Sensation - The Story of The Who's Tommy' at Riverside Studios on October 22, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by Ferdaus Shamim/WireImage)
LONDON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 05: Roger Daltrey attends 'An Evening With Chris Robshaw & Friends' at The Old Billingsgate on December 5, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by David M. Benett/Dave Benett/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 27: Roger Daltrey attends the We Are Family Foundation 2018 Gala at Hammerstein Ballroom on April 27, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Roy Rochlin/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 27: Musician Roger Daltrey performs during the 2018 We Are Family Foundation Celebration Gala at Hammerstein Ballroom on April 27, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Shahar Azran/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 27: Musician Roger Daltrey performs during the 2018 We Are Family Foundation Celebration Gala at Hammerstein Ballroom on April 27, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Shahar Azran/WireImage)
HIDE CAPTION
SHOW CAPTION
of
SEE ALL
BACK TO SLIDE

Read Full Story