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Daltrey's just-finished memoir due in 2018

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More than 50 years after singing "I Can't Explain," Roger Daltrey now thinks he can.

The 73-year-old singer has finally completed his memoir, which will be released next fall.

"It's taken three years to unpack the events of my life, to remember who did what when and why, to separate the myths from the reality," Daltrey says, adding another especially enticing teaser: "to unravel what really happened at the Holiday Inn on Keith Moon's 21st birthday."

He's referring, of course, to the infamous night in 1967 when the carousing drummer blew up the toilet in his Flint, Michigan, hotel room and drove a Lincoln Continental into the pool. Holiday Inn responded by banning the Who from staying at any of the chain's hotels.

With stories like that, Daltrey hopes to deliver "more than just another autobiography."

"I've been lucky enough to live in interesting times," says Daltrey, who's also working on his first solo album in 25 years and heading out on tour at the end of the month. "I've witnessed society, music and culture change beyond recognition. That I'm still here to tell my tale when so many others around me didn't make it is nothing short of a miracle."

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