Roger Daltrey Has Designed a Rolls Royce Themed With the Who's "Tommy"

by Paul Cashmere, Noise11

The Who’s Roger Daltrey has curated a special edition Rolls Royce, themed around The Who’s classic rock opera Tommy, designed by artist Mike McInnerney.

The bonnet of one of the Rolls’ features the artwork from the 1969 album. Daltrey designed two Rolls Royce’s.

“It’s been immense fun working in collaboration with Rolls-Royce to create two cars which capture some of The Who’s iconography so beautifully,” says Daltrey. “The Tommy car is truly a work of art and Mike McInnerney and Rolls-Royce’s designers have done a great job bringing to life themes from the album and its artwork.”

Daltrey’s Tommy Wraith is one of nine cars being produced for the ‘Inspired by Music Collection’. Other cars in the series were created with Francis Rossi of Status Quo, Dame Shirley Bassey, Ronnie Wood of The Rolling Stones, Sir Ray Davies of The Kinks and Giles Martin, son of The Beatles producer Sir George Martin.

The car features the inclusion of the band’s famous ‘bullseye’ logo, on the face of the dashboard clock and stitched into the leather waterfall between the two rear seats. Lyrics from the 1972 singles Join Together and I Can See for Miles, from the 1967 album The Who Sell Out are engraved in the doors.

Daltrey’s signature is embroided into the headrest. The back of the driver’s seat has an image of drummer Keith Moon’s Pictures of Lily drum kit exploding.


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