Thanks a Lot, Mr. Kibblewhite: My Story

Thanks a Lot, Mr. Kibblewhite: My Story

The frontman of one of the greatest bands of all time tells the story of his rise from nothing to rock 'n' roll megastar, and his wild journey as the voice of The Who. ?It?s taken me three years to unpack 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 21 The frontman of one of the greatest bands of all time tells the story of his rise from nothing to rock 'n' roll...

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Title:Thanks a Lot, Mr. Kibblewhite: My Story
Author:Roger Daltrey
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Genres:Music
ISBN:Thanks a Lot, Mr. Kibblewhite
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Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:272 pages pages

Thanks a Lot, Mr. Kibblewhite: My Story Reviews

  • Rob
    Dec 28, 2018
    A great, straightforward, and plain-spoken story, the plain truth from the guy who lived it. Refreshingly direct and free of any "literary" pretension, this was a wonderful read and is mandatory for serious Who fans. Complements Pete's book in the same unpretentious way that Dave Davie...
  • Martin
    Oct 28, 2018
    excellent. a great memoir of the lie and times of one of the greatest singers ever ...
  • Fox
    Dec 03, 2018
    Anyone who follows me likely knows the absurd amount of books about The Who that I read. When I saw Roger was coming out with an autobiography I immediately slammed the "put on hold at your local library" button. What else was I to do? At least I had 22 people behind me waiting for it....
  • Stefan Fergus
    Nov 11, 2018
    3.5*. Really good start. Interesting story, but flatter towards end. ...
  • Christi
    Nov 28, 2018
    ?I spent a lot of time with the disabled extras we had in the film, and they taught me a lot. I already knew from Mike Shaw how difficult life in a wheelchair could be. You just need to push someone around for a day and you realize how hard it is, and how little things make a huge di...
  • Dr. Detroit
    Dec 12, 2018
    It wasn?t easy for Roger Daltrey to get noticed in The Who, let alone heard, on stage with three Geniuses (punctuation is mine), all of whom wanted to play lead, steering clear of the carnage while keeping the others in line, usually with his fists, each performance hitting home like...
  • Ron S
    Oct 29, 2018
    The front man for The Who tells his side of the story, in a calm and simple way as though you're hearing your grand da reminisce with a cuppa tea by the fire. Moonie and The Ox certainly led wilder lives, but then they're no longer with us, are they? ...
  • Julie
    Dec 14, 2018
    Thanks a Lot Mr. Kibblewhite by Roger Daltrey is a 2018 Henry Holt and Co. Publication. ?We?ll be fighting in the streets, with our children at our feet. And the morals that they worship will be gone. And the men who spurred us on, Sit in judgment of all wrong. They decide, and...
  • Georgette
    Oct 29, 2018
    Loved it. As much as I enjoyed Pete Townsend's memoir, Daltrey's is more down to earth and less ego than Pete's. A quick and fun read. ...
  • Barry Hammond
    Dec 29, 2018
    For a band with such a tumultuous history and one that's been written about extensively and after Pete Townsend's many interviews and his autobiography, it's nice to finally have The Who's front man and singer, Roger Daltrey, give his version of events. Needless to say, his version is ...
  • Ashley
    Nov 05, 2018
    Very easy read. I really enjoyed the casual writing style. I would have liked to hear about a few things that were left out, such as more about Roger's solo albums and a few of his other acting jobs, but I know that wasn't the focus of the book, it was more about the The Who. ...
  • Chuck Slack
    Dec 29, 2018
    I?m a big The Who fan and have read several autobiographies/biographies on Pete, John, and Keith. Roger?s autobiography is a quick read. Reading about The Who I gleaned that Roger was the driving force, the level head, the pragmatist. This book confirms it. ...
  • Christine
    Oct 26, 2018
    Roger is the best. Parts of it made my laugh, some made me cry...... ...
  • Daniel
    Nov 30, 2018
    Despite some recent tone deaf comments on such topics as the metoo movement, Brexit and prison reform, I still like Roger Daltrey and I always have. In The Who, he was perhaps the least possessed of musical genius (an observation made by Pete Townshend that Daltrey notes with some sarc...
  • Ann Cooper
    Oct 23, 2018
    No ghostwriter here! I loved this honest account of Daltrey?s life with and without The Who. I?m a long time fan and learning the background to his life with the band was illuminating. Just one thing, though, Roger. When you and your band performed Tommy at the RAH, Pete DID tur...
  • Craig Barner
    Nov 25, 2018
    3.5 stars Pete Townshend was my hero in The Who, but Roger Daltrey more than any other band member represented what the group stood for. He was always candid -- not arrogant and brash, but forthright. If asked for an opinion, Daltrey relayed how he saw it. He was true to his working c...
  • Eirini Proikaki
    Nov 12, 2018
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  • Patrick Macke
    Nov 19, 2018
    Honest and in some spots interesting ... I appreciate that it did not devolve into T&A and debauchery as so many do ... Mr. Daltrey seems like a stand-up guy, but the story is flat, as if told by a bystander, and the biggest bummer is that the book is not connected in any way to th...
  • Linda Edmonds cerullo
    Oct 28, 2018
    A wonderful, humorous account of the life of Roger. I finished this book in just a couple days as it was riveting, comical and at times very moving. It's sometimes hard to believe that Roger has lived as long as he has. Having grown up with the music of The Who and having read Pete Tow...
  • Lynn
    Dec 21, 2018
    I don't remember which family member played The Who in the early 70's, but I loved them from the first time I heard them. I memorized the words to their songs and have listened to them through good and bad albums since the first time I heard them all those years ago (although I still r...
  • John Allgood
    Jan 18, 2019
    Daltry?s memoir is not a highly polished and slick work but it seems honest. He does his best to tell his version on The Who?s history. A quick read and enjoyable. I can?t help comparing it to Townshend?s memoir. Pete came across as more cryptic and self serving while Roger com...
  • Captnamerca
    Jan 30, 2019
    I love The Who, and this was a very engaging autobiography. ...
  • Stew
    Nov 01, 2018
    Good book Pretty well written, but could have had more intimate details of his relationships with his fellow band members. It's hard to believe that Daltrey was the straight man of the group, but he at least apparently came through it all relatively unscathed. ...
  • Norma
    Nov 08, 2018
    ( Format : Audiobook ) "Behind blue eyes." Long time fans of the group, The Who, are used to periodic public pontificating by Pete (Townsend) but from Daltrey, not so much. In fact, hardly at all. So this is a very welcome book from the band's singer and voice of Tommy who was ther...
  • Scott  Hitchcock
    Jan 01, 2019
    I liked the Who growing up. I've long been sick of them and just about all of the classic rock genre having just heard it ad nauseum over the years. I have read about most of the other big names of that era from Zeppelin to Hendrix to Morrison.....down the line so figured it was time. ...
  • Steve Klemz
    Jan 04, 2019
    Outstanding book by Daltrey. Roger comes off as a regular guy. Keith Moon does not come out quite so good. Highly recommended for fans of the Who. Others may also like a look at the music business through Roger's blue eyes. ...
  • Steve Delo
    Nov 02, 2018
    An engaging, easy and fast read. Daltrey has lived an interesting life and his narrative is refreshingly humble, honest and plainly told. Quite blunt in places, he portrays his former Who colleagues - like Keith Moon - not as gods but real people with plenty of failings and demons. It ...
  • Alan M
    Oct 21, 2018
    In a 2016 Rolling Stone interview Daltrey mentioned he was working on his biography. He said there was no publishing deal, so he could take as long as he liked, and only publish if he liked it. Pretty much sums up how he likes to live life. To me Daltrey has always seemed edgy, a bi...
  • Joe Santa Maria
    Jan 08, 2019
    Daltry rocks! Honest, blunt, and sincere all the way through. Made me an even bigger fan, unlike the Townshend book which made me wonder how one of my favorite rock stars could be such a nitwit. ...
  • Josh Clement
    Jan 27, 2019
    Roger Daltrey. Class act. A must read for all Who fans. Beyond the fame is a real, genuine human being. Remember that person who didn?t think you?d amount to anything? Say thank you with a shit-eating grin and carry on. Perhaps your life was, and is, much more interesting. ...