Roger Daltrey of The Who will release a memoir, “Thanks a Lot Mr. Kibblewhite: My Story,” on Oct. 23, and will sign copies of it at the Bookends bookstore in Ridgewood, Oct. 25 at 8 p.m. This will be the first stop of Daltrey’s U.S. book tour, according to Bookends.
Instructions for those wishing to attend the signing are at book-ends.com.
There will also be a signing at the Barnes and Noble store at 555 Fifth Ave. in New York, Oct. 26 at 1 p.m. More information on that signing is here.
Mr. Kibblewhite was the headmaster who expelled Daltrey from school when he was 15, leading, indirectly, to his career as a rock musician.
Daltrey has written, of the book:
“I’ve always resisted the urge to ‘do the memoir’ but now, finally, I feel I’ve enough perspective. When you’ve spent more than half a century at the epicentre 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.
“It’s taken three years to unpick the events of my life, to remember who did what when and why, to separate the myths from the reality, to unravel what really happened at the Holiday Inn on Keith Moon’s 21st birthday.
“I hope the result is more than just another autobiography. I’ve been lucky enough to live in interesting times. I’ve witnessed society, music and culture change beyond recognition. That I’m still here to tell my tale when so many others around me didn’t make it is nothing short of a miracle.”