2021 – Roger Daltrey thinks agriculture saved him from the excesses of fame.
The 77-year-old music star relishes spending time in the countryside and thinks it’s helped to keep him out of trouble over the years.
Roger – who starred in the Who alongside the likes of Pete Townshend, John Entwistle and Keith Moon – shared: “It’s a way of life – I got into it in the early 80s because I needed a balance in my life and the lunacy of the rock ‘n’ roll world.
“I was a straight one in our mob. I was with with three addicts and I was the straight guy because I had to drive the van, I had to collect the money, to make sure everyone got to the gig – I’d pull them out of bed.
“Someone needs to do that job if this group was going to make it.
“The rest of my life would have been a one-way ticket on the factory floor, so there’s no doubt in my mind that this group is going to make it.”
Roger admitted to have a totally different approach to life compared to his bandmates.
However, he thinks it was needed in order to keep their ambitions afloat.
He said: “In their minds, life was one big party. It wasn’t easy because I missed a lot of fun.”
Roger now owns a 400-acre property and he admits it’s been his saviour amid the coronavirus crisis.
He told the ‘Tea With Me’ podcast: “I’ve got a lot of room to walk around.
“The rhythm of the land doesn’t change – your farming doesn’t stop. There’s an old saying that you live like you die tomorrow, but you farm like you live forever.”