Roger and Heather

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with Paul and Linda McCartney with children Rosie Lea and Willow Amber, 1976

Heather Taylor

Parents Hannah and Chuck Taylor.

Worked as a model in New York.

Met during a tour of America around 1968, moved in together, and married three years later. Roger took her to Woodstock with him in 1969.
Roger Daltrey: - I didn't have any intention of ever getting married again - The Who was touring the world and we had hit singles both here and in the US - but then I met Heather. As bizarre as it sounds, she was a friend of a friend and the pair of them moved into my flat because they had nowhere else to stay. I was instantly besotted, but terrified at the same time.

Married in 1971.
Roger Daltrey: - We lived together for four years before Heather decided that she'd like to have children. I wanted to do the right thing again by marrying her, but at the same time I still felt that I had so much more living to do. SO I was honest and said, "Look, I'm in a rock band, I've got loads of other girlfriends and I'm not going to give any of them up. If you can put up with that, I'll happily get married." Incredibly, she said yes. So much importance is put on the sexual side of a relationship and the ability to be faithful. Heather and I will be together for ever - no one else will ever get the key to my heart, but that's not to say I won't ever walk into a room and feel an instant attraction to someone else. But our marriage would survive, as it would if Heather was to have a daliance. Over the past 35 years we've developed something a lot deeper than that - we get on fantastically well and she is the most extraordinary woman I know.

Daughter Rosie Lea born at Pembury Hospital, kent, 3 October 1972.

Daughter Willow Amber born at Pembury Hospital, Kent, 20 March 1975.
Roger Daltrey: - We've got three wonderful children together and they are, without a shadow of a doubt, my proudest achievement. It's not always been easy being one of my children and I admit that I certainly wasn't around enough to see Rosie and Willow growing up. But by the time Jamie arrived, my work scedule was a bit calmer and I was able to spend more time at home. They've all turned into great people and I'm extremely proud and grateful for that.

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