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Leaving a legendary group to make a solo record is always a risk. An artist’s flaws and excess can become glaring without the safety net of a band. Then again, you could also simply repeat what your band does best. Take, for example, Roger Daltrey‘s 1973 solo outing, “Giving It All Away,” a ballad co-written by a young man named Leo Sayer. Daltrey powers through the song like a chainsaw, but he sells it well. It was a big hit for Roger, one of the few hit records a Who band member has had as a solo artist.

Roger Daltrey was a hot man, but I’m not feeling the Elayne Boosler hair here.

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By Kevin Wicks
Kevin Wicks is the founding editor of Anglophenia.