“There are two sides to the Who,” writes Brett Leppard in this month’s edition of GQ, “both equally valid but often at war with one another. While Pete Townshend freely admits to overthinking every element of his life, Daltrey is one of life’s doers – and all the better for it. He remains one of the best rock frontman: a man of passion, force and formidable charisma………. At 69, he remains the benchmark by which all future frontmen will be measured.”
According to lifelong fan Jeremy Clarkson (in the new issue of GQ), “Everybody should be forced to go and see The Who before they’re allowed to pick up a microphone.”
Read the full exclusive interview and photo shoot in the The Men Of The Year Issue of British GQ, on sale 4 September, priced £3.99.
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