Blink Publishing has acquired the memoir of The Who frontman Roger Daltrey after a nine-way auction.
Curtis Brown’s Jonny Geller sold world rights to Blink m.d. Ben Dunn; subsequently Henry Holt & Co’s Stephen Rubin bought North American rights from Kings Road Publishing senior rights manager Amelia Evans after another nine-way auction.
Daltrey, 73, said: “It’s great that I’ve found a young, enthusiastic publisher, an upstart in the world of books, to publish my story. It feels like the right fit. I’ve always resisted the urge to ‘do the memoir’ but I finally feel I have enough perspective. I’ve been lucky enough to live in interesting times - I’ve witnessed society, music and culture change beyond recognition.”
Dunn said Daltrey’s tale was “engaging, funny and filled with amazing anecdotes”. He said: “It’s the untold story of one of the last great rock legends and we’re so pleased that Roger has chosen Blink Publishing to help tell his fascinating tale.”
The book will be published in autumn 2018.