Pete Townshend is celebrating his 74th birthday this weekend! There’s been a lot of noise about Roger Daltrey ripping on some fans for smoking pot during a recent show because he’s allergic to the smoke and it affects his voice. Here’s the quote from Billboard regarding the situation…
I’d just like to make it clear that it is quite well known amongst real Who fans that I have an extreme allergic reaction to pot and cigarette smoke. I have a sensitive issue on my vocal cords and the smoke has the effect of shutting down my voice making singing really hard work.
I really don’t want to spoil anyone’s enjoyment, all I ask for is a little respect for someone doing their best to deliver a good night out for everyone. If you have to smoke it, get off your ass and go to the bog (bathroom) or eat it, please refrain from blowing clouds of it at me. I probably end up smoking more of your pot than you do and it becomes a singer’s nightmare. You are putting the whole show in jeopardy by your selfish behavior, give it some thought.
The Who are also back on the road with their “Moving On” tour. And they recently stopped by the Tonight Show and played with Fallon and The Roots Band..
Check out the birthday boy below!